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    Thought Id write a review on my new LS, Lijun Shaving "Spectrum" brush. There wasnt many reviews out there but Id thought Id take a chance. Priced at 24/$29 for a two band where could I go wrong?
    After ordering I had the Brush in my hand in less than two weeks.

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    It has a 24mm knot with a 55mm loft.

    During its maiden voyage I was amazed of the performance, soft tips with slight scritch that has pretty much disappeared with subsequent use and good backbone. I really cant fault this brush, now it doesn't have the same face feel as a Simpson Manchurian or softness of a Thater but for the price I really cant knock it.

    The handle is well turned and feels good in the hand with a nice weight. The cheap sticker came off after the first go but Im not fussed. The knot is well constructed with no glue bump, It has shed a few hairs but nothing major, maybe ten in the last two weeks which I daresay will stop altogether soon enough but Im not really worried.
    I have tried it with hard soaps, soft soaps and creams and has lathered each one like a champ. I exclusively face lather and have found it to be quite soft using painting strokes and a soft scrubiness when using a circular motion.
    One word of caution though, this brush stank to high heaven it really was quite repulsive, luckily it went away after a week of use.

    All in all Im really impressed with this budget brush and the price to quality ratio is outstanding. I might have just got lucky though, with all cheap mass produced items from China you always take a risk. But Im happy to say it gets Markbignosekellys seal of approval.

    Next to a Thater 4125/1 24mm after bloom

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    Thanks for the review. Just goes to show that there are still some good bargains out there where price is not necessarily a good indicator of performance.

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    Yes I really was quite surprised, as with all makes you get variations in batches but the one I have is a great brush for the price.

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    These LS brushes are superb! I have two, at the moment, with 33 x 56mm knots and for their price, I have yet to find a comparable knot! The handles are not bad, either. I have a third on the way. These are a wonderful bargain and they have not shed a single hair.

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    There might be better brushes but there is no better value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestino View Post
    These LS brushes are superb! I have two, at the moment, with 33 x 56mm knots and for their price, I have yet to find a comparable knot! The handles are not bad, either. I have a third on the way. These are a wonderful bargain and they have not shed a single hair.

    Wow! Thats a big ol knot, I was looking at the Chubby style LS. How do you find the flow through? I have a Chubby 2 in super and whilst a lovely knot the sheer density makes it a bit of a lather hog so you have to use twice as much product.
    BTW my one has excellent flow through.

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    A few years ago I bought one and posted about it. My impressions have not changed.

    New Liojuny brush

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    Wow! Thats a big ol knot, I was looking at the Chubby style LS. How do you find the flow through? I have a Chubby 2 in super and whilst a lovely knot the sheer density makes it a bit of a lather hog so you have to use twice as much product.
    BTW my one has excellent flow through.
    Thank you and the flow-through, for me, is wonderful! These knots are nowhere near as dense as a Chubby 2 Super, so you won't have to worry. I have two knots of the former, and while they are excellent knots, I much prefer 2-Band knots as they have more of the attributes that I prefer in a knot; more resilient hair creating nicer backbone and easier flow-through than a more packed 3-Band knot such as the Chubby 2-3 series.
    Nonetheless, I sill greatly enjoy using the Chubby 2 Super knots that I have in two custom handles.
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