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    Default What's your favorite shaving brush?

    For me, right now is a synthetic knot set in a handmade resin handle.

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    Difficult question. It's like picking a favorite color or song or child. Depends a lot on my mood. I have three brushes that get a lot of attention. A custom I got as a gift from a friend, a custom made with wood from a tree I fell and milled, and a cheap brush I take on the road with me. I am away from home more than 6 months a year. I would use the other two more if I was not afraid to take them away when I go. I could not choose between the two customs. They are perfect brushes for me with different handle styles. The cheap brush I use I steamed the knot out of it and reset it twice in order to get it just right. I like a soft brush with a lot of backbone, I tend to face lather and use hard soaps.
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    That is as difficult as favorite razor but... Today if I had to pick three they would be a Simpson Polo in Super, a Vulfix 377 in Silvertip, a custom Shavemac in two-band.

    Tomorrow that may all change but these three have great tall handles, super soft tips, no scritch, and have been favorites for a while.
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    In badger it would be Simpsons Manchurian, in boar Omega 10066 and in synthetic it would be Simpsons Chubby 2. Generally I reach for one of my synthetics more than the others.

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    So far, my Plisson High Mountain White #10 Badger Brush rules supreme for me, for face lathering my Simpson's Chubby 1 Super Badger is hard to beat, my Walleyman custom is fun to change things up, and today after a fun purchase from the Classifieds here at SRP, going to try the biggest mother of a brush I've personally ever seen, a Polo 10 Super Badger...looks like it will be a monster bowl latherer and may only need to dab myself somewhere in my nose region to lather my entire face....
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    My three Thater 4292's a 3, 4 & 5. All dual band silver tips. Can't say I like one more than the others, but I sure like them all.
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    I started out with a couple common commercial brushes like a Jagger but, once I discovered The Golden Nib ( Pen Kits | Fine Writing Supplies | Wet Shaving Parts & Brushes | The Golden Nib ) I've been buying my own parts to build my brushes.

    I've found I really like their Standard Silvertip for Badger and I like the 3-Band Nylon Synthetic. I only own a handful of Brushes but only one is a Vintage Nylon while the rest are TGN Brushes.

    Here's a Standard Silvertip 20mm that we put into an Ebony handle that I turned with a lot of help a couple years ago at a Yakma Meet.
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    My cheap boar brushes get the workout 6 days a week and whatever looks good to me on Sunday.
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    I have a Thater 4292/5 that I got a couple weeks ago, and it's fantastic. I've tried a couple of boar brushes but didn't really like them. I pretty much use the same brush for every shave.

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    Actually vie long horse hair butterscotch handle. It produces great foam with any cream or soap. In FL for me it's pleasant. The second is Omega Proraso... I prefer it over omega 48... The dimension of knot and length of bristles are good for relaxant massage (but this after a good break about 20/25 shave)
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