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    I went with a Vulfix boar brush for about $8 from Classic Shaving on the net. I still use it about once a week and after four years still works great. If you go that route, they also have quality soap that's pretty inexpensive. Erasmic comes to mind and is a favorite of mine. It's available from West Coast Shaving. You don't even need a bowl or mug. Just face lather.

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    Also, if you want to try out mug lathering, you don't need to buy any specialized or fancy shaving bowl or mug while starting out. You can definitely use a coffee mug/cup as your shaving bowl.

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    Interesting to hear the positive comments about even inexpensive boar brushes (versus the lowest-end badgers). I have a Kent VS80 boar brush--at least, I assume it's boar--that cost me about $8 at CVS pharmacy in the US. Since brush-talk is so often all about the badgers, I have always felt that I shouldn't like it as much as I do! But it's well broken in to relative softness while still keeping a strong backbone, and it tapers well to help me get the moustache area or other detail work.

    My other brush is a high-end silvertip badger, but I rotate them evenly since I like the cheapo boar brush so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepweeds View Post
    My other brush is a high-end silvertip badger, but I rotate them evenly since I like the cheapo boar brush so much.
    I actually have the exact same experience. The two brushes I use the most is a silvertip and a CVS $8 boar. While I love the feel of the silvertip on my face (it's like rubbing my face with a kitten) the boar lathers hard soaps much, much better.
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