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    Im looking to add synthetic to my rotation, what is a good starter synthetic and by starter I mean high quality and i want to have both of my arms and legs when im done buying it.

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    What is your Rotation now ???? that way you will only be filling holes instead of duplicating steps in the ladder you have, that will save money
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    I think the cheapest is the King. The Nortons are very easy to find and not particularly expensive. There are the Chosera hone as well, and they won't break the bank. Are you looking for a full progression? If I was going to start this from the beginning and pick my new gear based on what I know now, I would go to a big meet and try some different stuff before I bought anything. There are a lot of direction you can go and unless you have a really good disposable income it will take a while to buy and try everything. At the big meets I am told there is all the variation there and guys who know it inside and out. I have been to one very small meet and would really like to make one of the big ones. I am limited my my extreme location. You on the other hand are in the thick of it. Go to a meet, find a mentor, and advance quickly!
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    Was he talking brushes or hones? Looks like its posted in brushes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorrookie01 View Post
    Was he talking brushes or hones? Looks like its posted in brushes?
    Well that kind of makes part of my answer completely irrelevant then. Sorry.
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    Lol good info any how

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    Usually starter anything is not synonymous with high quality. I've never used one myself however we have discussed them and I think the top of the line ones are in the $40 category if I'm not mistaken. I think Muhle sells a very high quality one.

    I'm sure some owners will come by soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admvalentine View Post
    Im looking to add synthetic to my rotation, what is a good starter synthetic and by starter I mean high quality and i want to have both of my arms and legs when im done buying it.
    I have the Plisson, Simpsons, Edwin Jagger and Muhle synthetic brushes. The Plisson, possibly the softest synthetic ever created, is the sweetest brush I have ever used. The backbone is minimal, and the brush splays more than many soft brushes available, but it is not floppy. Whether face lathering or bowl lathering, the brush hugs the face for a delightful lathering experience. Plisson also makes the same model for L'Occitane, although with a wooden handle, priced at around $30. My Plisson has a faux tortoise handle and it is lovely.
    I recommend this brush.

    The Simpsons Chubby 2 synthetic is completely diferent. The knot is dense and splays very little. The tips are silky soft. I love this brush, too. Straight Razor Designs has it in stock. I think it is priced around $90, and the brush is well worth it. Whether in circles or paint brush style, this brush is a joy to use.

    The Edwin Jagger and the Muhle fiber silvertip V2 are delightful. I like the XL (25mm knot) and dislike the Large (23mm). The XL is large; it splays some, but the knot bounces back. The tips are silky soft, too. This is a really delightful brush. The 23mm, because of its shorter loft, has many similarities to the Semogue 620 boar. I find the tips prickly. This one is not for me.

    Omega makes a synthetic, too, but I have not tried it.
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    Do you want a brand name synthetic or a very good generic from a quality brush hobbyist vendor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Well that kind of makes part of my answer completely irrelevant then. Sorry.
    I gotta be honest even though my answer could have been taken either way I was honestly thinking hones too

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