01-22-2013, 09:14 PM
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Hello!
I currently use a tweezerman brush and i have to say i like the size and the bristle feel a lot. I do a combination face and bowl lather, so i am looking for a nicer brush with some of the same qualities of the tweezer. Fyi... I bought a nice badger brush last year but it was too soft and floppy for me. I want to make sure i dont make the same mistake this time

I want to spend less than $100
Any thoughts gents?

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 01-22-2013, 09:18 PM
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  • tgutc
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I would suggest a Semogue Owners Club in 2-Band Badger. Of the around twenty brushes I've had this is my favorite. Great for either bowl or face lathering. Has a tad bit of scritch with excellent backbone. You can choose either ash or cherry wood for the handle.

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 01-22-2013, 09:28 PM
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Have you tried any boars? Boars, once broken in can be as soft, and in some cases softer, than badgers while maintaining a good backbone (the softening occurs as the tips of the boar bristles split).

I would recommend checking out the Omega line of brushes. The Omega 10275 is pretty close to the size of the Tweezerman and great for face lathering...I also really like the Omega 81052. It is larger in loft and has a larger knot, I also use this one for face lathering, but being slightly larger it would work well for bowl lathering as well.

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 01-22-2013, 09:51 PM
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  • Songwind
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I suggest trying a boar brush as well.

A short-lofted horse hair brush might interest you, too, if you like the face feel of pure badger.

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 01-22-2013, 10:58 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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I will third the recommendation of a boar brush. They are cheap, effective, versatile and will sustain you while you research the very diverse world of badger brushes.

If you insist on getting a badger then start with a Simpson best (Berkeley 46 is real nice), Whipped Dog Silvertip (just got in a 30mm x 55mm) set with a low relative loft or pick up a used brush from the selling forum, making sure to ask questions on performance so you don't buy another brush that you won't like.

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 01-22-2013, 11:13 PM
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Get a custom made Shavemac in Finest......will set you down around the $100 mark, and is nice for both face and bowl lathering - just get the proper handle for it Cool

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 01-22-2013, 11:17 PM
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You should check out the Semogue SE 2012 Mixed badger/boar. I have TSN LE and fell in love. Just wished it was a little bigger knot. Good backbone and some but not much scritch. Great flow through as well. At $75 you cant go wrong and if for some reason you don't like it (I don't think this will be the case) BST it. I have this same brush headed to me as well. If you want to give a straight boar a shot. The Semogue 1305 is a great brush as well and your only looking at about $20.00 Hope this helps. I would take a shot at the SE first it will hold more value than the 1305.

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 01-23-2013, 08:22 AM
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hey gents,
Thanks for ALL YOUR FEEDBACK - now I have shopping list!

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 01-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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I'm with BladeDE40-- try an Omega boar. I like mine so much, I stopped using the Vulfix boar and Simpsons Best Badger brushes I started with.

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 01-24-2013, 10:11 AM
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(01-22-2013, 09:18 PM)tgutc Wrote: I would suggest a Semogue Owners Club in 2-Band Badger. Of the around twenty brushes I've had this is my favorite. Great for either bowl or face lathering. Has a tad bit of scritch with excellent backbone. You can choose either ash or cherry wood for the handle.

+1

I would add that it feels quality in your hand, looks real good and I´m pretty sure you will not be sorry if you buy it...Cool

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