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Need a new brush

Mon May 19, 2014 7:35 pm

I am looking for a new brush. Any suggestions under $45?

Re: Need a new brush

Mon May 19, 2014 8:02 pm

I've never used it, but in the efforts of keeping it in the family & @$12 <--link... can you go wrong.?! ;)

Outside our doors, Whipped dog <--link always has inexpensive products.

Re: Need a new brush

Mon May 19, 2014 10:52 pm

Thanks i never knew of the whipped dog site. I'm liking it a lot.

Re: Need a new brush

Mon May 19, 2014 11:29 pm

Vulfix has some pretty decent low cost options as well. They bought Simpson so they can't be too bad (lol). Check amazon and eBay for them. I think my old one was about $22


Re: Need a new brush

Tue May 20, 2014 1:54 pm

Problem with cheap brushes are backbone and shredding. best bang for the buck is new forest brushes..

Re: Need a new brush

Thu May 29, 2014 9:23 am

ive been using the whipped dog silver tip for 2 years now, and its holding up well.

Re: Need a new brush

Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:55 pm

It is hard to make a recommendation without knowing more about your shaving routine. Do you build lather in a bowl, or on your face? Do you use creams, soft, or hard soaps? My price point for a good quality badger brush is around $100. Lower priced badger will either be made of low quality badger hair, which can be scratchy, or have low density knots. Personally I would not buy one of the Vulfix models in that price range. Although you can get a brush with their 'Super' grade of hair, it is a very floppy brush. which will drive you crazy if you use hard soaps. I have owned north of 20 Simpsons brushes over the years, and their QC has gone down hill badly. More than half the Simpsons brushes I have purchased in the last few years have shed. In addition, Vulfix has reduced the warranty to one year, and it has become much harder to have them replace a defective brush. I think there are better options.

In your price range I would go with a Semogue SOC boar brush. You will be betting one of the best boar brushes on the market. Once the bristles split, it will be far softer on your face than any black or pure badger brush at a comparable price. Semogue has excellent QC, and stand behind their products.

Re: Need a new brush

Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:29 am

I use a badger hair from Dovo. All I have to compare it to is a cheap boar hair and it is 10x better than the boar. I got it at knifeworks.com for $60.
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