01-09-2013, 11:34 AM
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I am looking for suggestions for a face lathering brush to be used with mostly soaps. My go to brush is the Simpson Duke 3, but am looking for something a little smaller, with great flow through, and respectable density. Ideas?

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 01-09-2013, 11:45 AM
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  • Teiste
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Lets go ! :

-Vintage Blades two band brush.Not the most dense for a 22mm knot , the loft is around 52 mm , but good performer for its price.

-Wet Shaving Products " The Prince" silvertip. This one has 23 mm knot , extra packed with hair , and 48 mm loft.For 60 bucks , an excellent performer and soap killer.

-Simpson Colonel X2L and Commodore 1/2 in best badger.Great brushes , classic handles , and well packed with hair.

-Rooney 1/1 silvertip.Very well packed with hair , great handle and you can get a 15% off if you get the Truefitt and Hill one from the T&H USA store.

-shavemac finest.You choose the handle style , but the finest hair is a very quality one , and its well packed (not extra packed) with hair.

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 01-09-2013, 11:50 AM
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(01-09-2013, 11:45 AM)Teiste Wrote: Lets go ! :

-Vintage Blades two band brush.Not the most dense for a 22mm knot , the loft is around 52 mm , but good performer for its price.

-Wet Shaving Products " The Prince" silvertip. This one has 23 mm knot , extra packed with hair , and 48 mm loft.For 60 bucks , an excellent performer and soap killer.

-Simpson Colonel X2L and Commodore 1/2 in best badger.Great brushes , classic handles , and well packed with hair.

-Rooney 1/1 silvertip.Very well packed with hair , great handle and you can get a 15% off if you get the Truefitt and Hill one from the T&H USA store.

-shavemac finest.You choose the handle style , but the finest hair is a very quality one , and its well packed (not extra packed) with hair.

Thank you Teiste. Must admit I have been giving serious consideration to the "Prince." I am keeping my mind open!

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 01-09-2013, 11:58 AM
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  • Crag
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A Sharper Razor makes a great looking and reviewed Monarch and Prince 2-band brushes. Though I have not tried them I bet they would be great choice by the way Teiste reviewed them recently. I bet I would like the Prince Knot with a Monarch Handle. Give Lee a shout...He may be able to get you what you need at a very fair price, too!

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 01-09-2013, 12:04 PM
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Duke 2, Colonel XL, Classic 2, 55 if you want to stay with a Simpson.

Rooney/Truefitt size 1

Custom Shavemac.

A brush I tried that I liked and am thinking of getting is a small knot Savile Row. I think it was a 20 mm knot. Worked well with MWF and Tabac and had great flow through. Hoping one eventually shows up on BST or my FIL gets tired of his Smile

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 01-09-2013, 12:04 PM
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  • njpaddy
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My two favorite "smaller" mug soap brushes are a Rooney 1/1 Silvertip and Duke 1 Best. I thought about selling one, but couldn't make up my mind so I gave up and keep both in rotation.

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 01-09-2013, 12:17 PM
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  • P Funk
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Great suggestions so far

The Rooney-T&H 1/1 is a great silvertip face latherer.
A Chubby 1 Best is also a workhorse.

If you can get your hands on a M+F 2-band/blonde in that size at the right loft, you can't go wrong.

Good luck with your search!

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 01-09-2013, 12:26 PM
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All great ideas. Thanks for the responses!

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 01-09-2013, 12:30 PM
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+1 on the Rooney. I have the 3/1 and it's a terrific brush.

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 01-09-2013, 12:55 PM
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Do you want a badger or is your mind open to a boar?

There is also synthetic; are you open to that option?

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 01-09-2013, 02:18 PM
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(01-09-2013, 12:55 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Do you want a badger or is your mind open to a boar?

There is also synthetic; are you open to that option?

I already have an Omega and a Semogue boar, but am open to synthetic.

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 01-09-2013, 03:06 PM
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(01-09-2013, 11:34 AM)Rockford Wrote: I am looking for suggestions for a face lathering brush to be used with mostly soaps. My go to brush is the Simpson Duke 3, but am looking for something a little smaller, with great flow through, and respectable density. Ideas?

Hi

From the brushes I own I can recommend the following that should meet your criteria nicely... Take care, Mike

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 01-09-2013, 03:09 PM
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Wet Shaving Products 2-band -- Prince for more backbone, Monarch for less backbone but better flow through.

shavemac D01 3-band fan shaped with a loft <50, probably 46-48.

I can't wait to see what you decide on and then hear how it works out for you.

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 01-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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  • Songwind
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I just got a WSP Prince and a Simpson Commodore X2. They're both excellent face lathering brushes in that size range.

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 01-09-2013, 04:45 PM
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If you can mix epoxy, a 22mm TGN synthetic knot and one of their handles will make a really fine face lather brush. And it would be semi-custom.

If you have the capability to drill the hole deeper, set it to 48mm for a really fantastic brush.

Edit: fixed typos

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 01-09-2013, 09:05 PM
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(01-09-2013, 11:45 AM)Teiste Wrote: Lets go ! :

-Vintage Blades two band brush.Not the most dense for a 22mm knot , the loft is around 52 mm , but good performer for its price.

-Wet Shaving Products " The Prince" silvertip. This one has 23 mm knot , extra packed with hair , and 48 mm loft.For 60 bucks , an excellent performer and soap killer.

-Simpson Colonel X2L and Commodore 1/2 in best badger.Great brushes , classic handles , and well packed with hair.

-Rooney 1/1 silvertip.Very well packed with hair , great handle and you can get a 15% off if you get the Truefitt and Hill one from the T&H USA store.

-shavemac finest.You choose the handle style , but the finest hair is a very quality one , and its well packed (not extra packed) with hair.
I am getting the Prince.....Wow

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 01-10-2013, 05:49 AM
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Does it have to be a Badger?

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 01-10-2013, 09:05 AM
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(01-10-2013, 05:49 AM)cryhavoc Wrote: Does it have to be a Badger?

I am open to synthetic and horse.

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 01-10-2013, 09:34 AM
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My best 22mm brush is the original New Forest.. The #2201. Two band hair, a nice Persian Jar style handle, and a bargain price. I would put this brush up against anything.

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 01-10-2013, 09:59 AM
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  • Teiste
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(01-10-2013, 09:34 AM)BlacknTan Wrote: My best 22mm brush is the original New Forest.. The #2201. Two band hair, a nice Persian Jar style handle, and a bargain price. I would put this brush up against anything.

I have the same one , and yes , its a very good brush.However , the two band hair used on that brush , seems that is hard to get , and the new "New Forest" two band , has different kind of two band hair.

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