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    Hello all, I recently got a new Vulfix brush and thought I should share my experiences.

    The brush that I got was the super badger 660s small, not to be confused with the 660s medium, or large. For those unfamiliar with badger grades, super badger is typically treated silvertip hair. I've heard a lot of people talk about the "floppyness" of Vulfix' super badger hair, however with my brush I experience so much floppyness.... Why? Well, here's a bit of insight into the answer.

    Here are the specs in regards to knot size and set loft of the small, medium, and large 660s brushes:

    Small: knot size 19mm, loft set to 45mm
    Medium: knot size 20mm, loft set to 50mm
    Large: knot size 22mm, loft set to 50mm

    As you can see, there isn't really much of a difference in knot size between 19, 20, and 22mm, in my opinion anyway. I feel that the difference between the loft settings of 45-50 is greater than the knot size difference of 19-22mm, and as such would serve to give the brush more backbone despite the softness of the grade of hair.

    To some, this will be pretty standard stuff, but it's nonetheless good for newer guys to know when looking at brushes. It's why I chose the small over the medium and large.

    I read somewhere that these brushes were a product of Lee's safety razors, however I got mine from fendrihan and has no Lee's markings, only Vulfix ones.

    I would definitely recommend this brush for anyone looking for an excellent performing brush, both with soaps and creams, and not looking to break the bank. It was under $50 CAD, so I'd even recommend it as a starter brush if you're not afraid of the price point.

    I don't want to make this into a review, but more of a hey, this brush exists, is priced decently, here's what it can do.

    Hope I've provided some insight to someone!
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    Thanks for that capsule of your new brush. I hope you enjoy using it.

    It's true that Vulfix has a rep for floppy brushes. I've had a few myself. A lot has to do not only with the loft but the fill and the hair itself. You play with those factors and you can change the characteristics. Some folks put a ring at the base to help with the floppiness. I have a custom silvertip with very high loft and very dense fill and it is the king of floppy.
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    I've got a Vulfix 660, and it is floppy, but floppy brushes have their "niche" here. Horses for courses ... I don't choose it when I really need to dig into a hard soap, but for a cream, it does a creditable job.

    It's not the only floppy brush in the collection that I enjoy using from time to time. I try not to put all of my eggs into one basket!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Druid View Post
    I've got a Vulfix 660, and it is floppy, but floppy brushes have their "niche" here. Horses for courses ... I don't choose it when I really need to dig into a hard soap, but for a cream, it does a creditable job.

    It's not the only floppy brush in the collection that I enjoy using from time to time. I try not to put all of my eggs into one basket!
    Just goes to show the difference that 5mm can make when it comes to loft. Mine has very nice back bone and creates lather almost instantly with soaps, which is mostly what I use. Tabac, Harris, B&M, Arko.

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    I recently picked up one of these (small model, 19mm x 45mm knot) in super with a black handle for ~20 USD and have to say it's a nice little no-frills brush! All I really need for face-lathering from hard soaps, and the handle ergonomics suit my fingers quite well. Still smelling a bit gamey, but as long as it's not a chronic shedder I'll be quite happy with it. The equivalent at Shavemac would cost me four times as much.
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    I had the Vulfix 660 large size. It was my first badger brush but in the end I found it too floppy for my taste. It will do the job no doubt but just not my personal taste in badger brushes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    I had the Vulfix 660 large size. It was my first badger brush but in the end I found it too floppy for my taste. It will do the job no doubt but just not my personal taste in badger brushes.

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    Check out post #4 from the OP. Mine is the short loft, or small size, which I don't find all that floppy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brontosaurus View Post
    Check out post #4 from the OP. Mine is the short loft, or small size, which I don't find all that floppy.
    Yes the loft is shorter on the small brush but if I had to set a 3 band silver tip 19mm knot in a handle it would be tested at 40mm loft. With the 22mm knot I'd try a 44-45mm loft. For me I think all the lofts are on the high side for what I like in a brush. Then again that is all personal taste and everyone is different in what they like in a brush or a soap or a razor.

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    Not sure if it makes a difference, but this is a best badger knot. On the other hand, I do have an Omega 20mm x 50mm 3-band silvertip knot that I do find a bit floppy. Not this one though. As long as it's not a shedder, I'm most pleased.
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    Yes, if a brush suits you and is not a shedder you have it made in the shade.

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