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 Post subject: Help identify this shaving brush
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:44 pm 
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I picked this up recently as part of a shaving set I got at a church sale.
The brush is a Crabtree & Evelyn.
The sticker on the handle says "Pure Bristles"
and "Made in West Germany"
The brush, while new and unused, is probably from the 70's or 80's
I am guessing, since it is part of a shave set, that "Pure Bristles" means a mixed boar and badger hair brush.
I know there are some experts out there who can help.
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 Post subject: Re: Help identify this shaving brush
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:19 pm 
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The sticker says what it is :) pure bristle im pretty sure its 100% boar thou.



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 Post subject: Re: Help identify this shaving brush
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:40 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Help identify this shaving brush
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:29 pm 
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Thanks Magnus for your expertise.
Melampus that is just what I wanted to know, what TYPE of brush it is.
Crabtree & Evelyn still sells shaving brushes and shaving soap.
Considering I paid $2 for the shaving set including the brush, a ceramic shaving scuttle, and a puck of Mysore Sandalwood Shave Soap
I now have an inexpensive way to try a boar hair brush.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identify this shaving brush
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:58 pm 
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I have a $10 Omega Boar and a cheap Parker Badger brush. The Boar is much taller/thicker, but seems softer on my face. I've been using the badger more and it still isn't as soft as my Boar. The Badger is much easier to bowl lather with and the Board is better for a face lather, although I am starting to get a hang of bowl lathering with the Boar.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:25 am 
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I used the boar brush for the first time yesterday. I soaked it in warm water with a little shampoo for a half hour.
Lathering up, it does not soap up as well as my badger brush, and it feels firmer. Of course I have to give it a chance to break in first.
I usually face lather when using soaps, and bowl lather when using creams.
I will give it a couple of weeks and see how it performs.


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