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    I've been thinking of picking up another brush, something that is very scritchy/prickly. Sometimes I want to use a brush that really scrubs and feels satisfyingly scratchy. I also would like to be able to make a great lather in a bowl or mug with it, as opposed to a brush that works better for face lathering. Now, I'm on a budget for this and I'm no brush aficionado, that's for sure, so any recommendations are much appreciated...
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    Lots of scritch,,,,,

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    In all seriousness I would reach out to one of our custom brush makers & discuss the issue. You can discuss the type of knot, how the knot gets set,, either bulb or fan. You can have the knot set at a loft desired. They may even have handles waiting to set knots at different price ranges.
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    The boar brush that VDH makes. It's cheap, it's scratchy, and strangely it's actually a pretty good brush once you get it broken in.
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    If you're looking for scritch, then I would recommend the VP Leonhardy 95600 boar/badger, available from the Superior Shave. Really the cenobite's hair-shirt favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Lots of scritch,,,,,

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    ................... Jeez, and I could even hone up the scraper there and shave with it. Brilliant!
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    Thanks for the replies and ideas, guys. I will look into these different options and go from there. "Our custom brush makers", eh? Where do I find who's on that list?
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    You might take a look at some of the Semogue boar brushes. I use the #830 on the cheap hard to lather soaps like Williams.
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    An inexpensive Omega 10066 boar brush might also fit the bill. Once they are well broken in they are great to use. Then there is horse hair brushes that have a ton of prickly to me at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benz View Post
    You might take a look at some of the Semogue boar brushes. I use the #830 on the cheap hard to lather soaps like Williams.
    Thanks, Benz... I have the 620, which I really like and it's well broken in but it doesn't feel all that scritchy to me... Maybe the 830 is pricklier?
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