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    HI guys, - while ago a friend sent me a wee Scot. I've been growing a beard and the brush is perfect and precise when lathering the neck and cheek line. Only critique is that it's scritchy and if I try to face lather I end up with irritation. When I use a boar to face lather I don't get the scratchy unpleasant feeling or the irritation.

    Are all badgers not silver tip this scritchy?

    I need to know but don't want to buy any more brushes.

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    Hmm. Interesting question. I have a Thater fine badger, which is their most inexpensive grade of badger to the best of my knowledge. I felt like it was probably on the scritchy side but didn't have anything to compare it to. This afternoon I used a Semogue boar bristle brush for the first time. It felt less scritchy than the Thater fine badger.

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    "Are all badgers not silver tip this scritchy?"

    No, they are not.

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    I have found all brushes are different even one boar to another. But in general boar is most scritchy then horse hair then pure badger. If you want a small silvertip badger that won't break the bank check out the Omega ones they make a mini one that is bigger then the wee Scot but not by much

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    my experience is that the black badger or fine badger as some call it, is scratchy to the point of being scratchy. maybe if your wanting to keep that handle and not spend a lot of money put one of the silvertip Virginia Scheng knots in it. they are inexpensive yet seem to be a fairly good knot I,m using one now that is really holding up and feels good on the face. its not my shavemac but its not bad Tc
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    SOLITARYSOLDIER,

    I now realize, after many years of brush lathering, that my ultra sensitive skin fancies nothing else but some grades of super badger and most grades of silvertip badger. Also, in the pure or best brushes, those with short loft are like shaving with a porcupine. OY! The only two boar bristle brushes I can handle are the Semogue 820/830 and the Owners Club — well broken in.

    Your Wee Scott will tear my Hollywood face. The Simpson pure or best grades are out of the question for me, including the legendary Chubby and Duke. I must say, I once had a Simpson Chubby Manchurian that was so dense and scratchy that I finally sold it at a huge loss to just get rid of the bloody brush. Right now I have the Simpson Persian Jar super and the Tulip super and they are lovely.

    The sweetest tips come on the Thater finest silvertip brushes. In my opinion, anyway. Really, the Thaters are a joy to use, two or three-bands. So, I suggest retiring the Wee Scott and getting yourself a sweet Thater three band in the 22 to 26mm knots. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    SOLITARYSOLDIER,

    I now realize, after many years of brush lathering, that my ultra sensitive skin fancies nothing else but some grades of super badger and most grades of silvertip badger. Also, in the pure or best brushes, those with short loft are like shaving with a porcupine. OY! The only two boar bristle brushes I can handle are the Semogue 820/830 and the Owners Club — well broken in.

    Your Wee Scott will tear my Hollywood face. The Simpson pure or best grades are out of the question for me, including the legendary Chubby and Duke. I must say, I once had a Simpson Chubby Manchurian that was so dense and scratchy that I finally sold it at a huge loss to just get rid of the bloody brush. Right now I have the Simpson Persian Jar super and the Tulip super and they are lovely.

    The sweetest tips come on the Thater finest silvertip brushes. In my opinion, anyway. Really, the Thaters are a joy to use, two or three-bands. So, I suggest retiring the Wee Scott and getting yourself a sweet Thater three band in the 22 to 26mm knots. Good stuff.

    Way ahead of you Obie I have a beautiful 3 band Silver Tip 28mm Thater with a plexiglass handle. I love a well broken in boar and don't find it prickly at all. It is my daily driver and way more enjoyable than the wee Scot badger hair only because of its irritating qualities, which by all accounts should be more soft and pleasant than a run or the mill omega boar. The Thater is reserved for special occasions and Sundays.

    What blew my mind was the concept of badger irritating my skin when used in a circular motion. Painting with the wee Scot is not problematic. It's in the instructions to use a painting stroke with the wee Scot. Maybe this is the reason why?
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    Not to use circular strokes is in all the instructions included with Simpsons brushes. They claim it is hard on the knot. You might try pressing very lightly when doing circular strokes if you haven't tried that already.

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