01-12-2013, 07:38 AM
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Underated brushes " But not by me "

Keyhole KH4, Beaufort B6 and 50 series No:59

Why these three brushes do not get mentioned very much is a bit of a mystery: Fashion / Trend's etc etc.

The KeyHole KH4 and the Beaufort B6 are both in Super, note the Beaufort is super they used a stock handle and my latest acquisition 50 series No: 59 in best, but this bush feels more like super.

These are my favourite ToGo brushes, fabulous workhorses and very ergonomic shape a joy too use.

Charles U.K

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 01-12-2013, 09:40 AM
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  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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I've always been puzzled by the lack of attention to the Keyhole in particular, maybe it's just not flashy looking enough?
While I don't have a "real" Keyhole, I've owned the Badger & Blade 2012 LE for about 7 months, which copies the KH design and it's the most comfortable brush I've ever used as far as ergonomics.

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 01-12-2013, 10:51 AM
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I am a fan (no pun intended) of the #59. I regret selling mine, especially since the buyer says it's one of his four favorite brushes!

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 01-12-2013, 12:04 PM
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The 59 is one of my favorite brushes and it definitely does not get the attention it deserves. I also own it's smaller counterpart, the 58. It seems like the Duke 3 and Chubby 2 and 3 get all the coverage. I've never owned a Duke 3. I do have the Chubby 2 and 3 in Super. I appreciate all the qualities we all recognize in the Chubbies, like their density. However, my 59 is far better at making lather than either Chubby, which I attribute to better flow from the knot being less dense. To me the 59 is a nice balance of backbone and softness. I wish I could get a 59 in Super.

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 01-12-2013, 01:39 PM
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Excellent topic.

I owned a 57 Manchurian that was a beautiful brush and my favorite handle to that point.

The B6 has always intrigued me.

The Keyhole reminds me of an aunt.

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 01-12-2013, 01:42 PM
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I got a 58 in 2 Band ... one of my favorite brushes... very soft tips.. resilient hair and a great handle...

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 01-12-2013, 04:33 PM
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Great, this thread makes me want to buy a Keyhole...Thanks...Blush

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 01-12-2013, 04:34 PM
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  • Samjax
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Here's my 2 Band 59 (thanks Bob!) and my recently acquired 2 Band Polo 10 (thanks Chris!).

The 59 comes in at 26mm and the Polo 10 measures out at 28mm. Both are remarkably similar in how they feel...the Polo 10 being basically a bit larger version of the 59.

I've been through a number of brushes, as have many of you, but these 2 are among my very favorites.

   

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 01-12-2013, 04:49 PM
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  • Teiste
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I truly like that KH 4 in super badger : seems the kind of badger hair I like and the handle is quiet unique on its own.

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 01-12-2013, 05:08 PM
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  • texquill
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I can't find much to argue about regarding these three brushes. The Beaufort probably isn't at the head of my rotation, but it's very good and rarely discussed; the KH and the 59 are both "top shelf" in performance.

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 01-12-2013, 08:21 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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I own the Harvard 3 and the Classic 2. Never see many reviews of them either, the Harvard in particular. It's a great all rounder brush. I like the keyhole too; I think they look sharp and a bit 'Deco'. Don't own one though. Or a Tulip. One day....

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 01-12-2013, 08:26 PM
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I have older Somerset versions of those brushes, and all three feel very good in my hand, as well as looking good.

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 01-13-2013, 01:15 AM
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Beautiful brushes Charles. KH is one of my favourites in my pack.

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 01-13-2013, 01:16 AM
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(01-12-2013, 12:04 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: The 59 is one of my favorite brushes and it definitely does not get the attention it deserves. I also own it's smaller counterpart, the 58. It seems like the Duke 3 and Chubby 2 and 3 get all the coverage. I've never owned a Duke 3. I do have the Chubby 2 and 3 in Super. I appreciate all the qualities we all recognize in the Chubbies, like their density. However, my 59 is far better at making lather than either Chubby, which I attribute to better flow from the knot being less dense. To me the 59 is a nice balance of backbone and softness. I wish I could get a 59 in Super.

When I was talking too "Mark" @ Simpson/Vulfix I was considering a custom 59 in Super, similar to the Beaufort & Keyhole he did for me....

Mark stated the 50series No:59 were in his opinion beautifully soft, when mine (Best) arrived, I could not tell the difference. So glad I have this in my collection.

Charles U.K

(01-12-2013, 01:42 PM)German Wrote: I got a 58 in 2 Band ... one of my favorite brushes... very soft tips.. resilient hair and a great handle...

That's one beautiful looking brush you have there...... Enjoy.

Charles U.K

(01-12-2013, 04:34 PM)Samjax Wrote: Here's my 2 Band 59 (thanks Bob!) and my recently acquired 2 Band Polo 10 (thanks Chris!).

The 59 comes in at 26mm and the Polo 10 measures out at 28mm. Both are remarkably similar in how they feel...the Polo 10 being basically a bit larger version of the 59.

I've been through a number of brushes, as have many of you, but these 2 are among my very favorites.

Hello Tom M, like you I have a Polo 10 in Super and another one in Best and for the life I cannot tell the difference in quality of hair used.

They are as you say both fabulous brushes & great workhorses.....

Charles U.K

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 01-13-2013, 08:12 AM
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(01-13-2013, 01:15 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Beautiful brushes Charles. KH is one of my favourites in my pack.

Hello Dipesh, thank you for you kind words. Indeed they are beautiful brushes., glad to hear yours is serving you well..... Enjoy

Charles U.K

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 01-13-2013, 04:03 PM
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  • ben74
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Beautiful brushes Charles, thank-you for sharing!

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 01-14-2013, 01:49 AM
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(01-13-2013, 04:03 PM)ben74 Wrote: Beautiful brushes Charles, thank-you for sharing!

Hello Ben, thank you for your kind words.. They are as you say beautiful brushes, and most importantly great workhorses a joy too use.

Charles U.K

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