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    We talk about handles and we talk about knots and we talk about critters the knot is made from but what we don't talk about is how does one brush differ from another in not the ability to make lather but the lather itself.

    This week I pulled out my old original two banders, a Rooney and a Simpson Chubby 2 and it struck me the lather produced from those brushes was different than any of my other badger brushes. The lather just seems denser and richer no matter the soap being used.

    So the question is, do you notice differences in the qualities of the lather as you use different brushes be they Boar or Horse of types of Badger or synthetics for that matter. I'm not talking about the amount of lather or ease of lathering only the qualities of the lather itself.
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    Can't say. I only have an Omega Badger and get rich moist lather from all my soaps.

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    I have a parker pure badger brush and I would say my lather is okay. I use dr. harrison or porasso and sometimes I take time to make really good lather but other times when I am on the go its okay. Might get a silver tip brush eventually. I have a green plastic handle that I actually like even though it was cheap brush and I might remove the synthetic boar for silver tip. The boar synthetic was okay brush but was just what I used when I started, it is definitely not close to the badger I have.

    While we are talking about brushes and soap I was at a target store and I actually saw a DE razor for sale there as well as a horse hair brush and some shaving cream. I don't remember brands but I don't believe it was anything crazy was just shocked to see it in store like that.

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    No, I notice no real difference between the lather I make with a boar, badger or synthetic. I adjust my lather making technique to suit what the individual brush needs to make the lather the way I want it to be. If I don't get the quality of lather I want it is my fault not the brush type in use. Makes no never mind to me which type of brush I use.

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    The only small difference i se is when I use a really dense knot the lather s super dense, and with a not so dense knot it seems more "airy". Like more air gets in the mix with a loose knot, but I get my lather real good with any brush I use nowadays. Tc
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    Yes, my main brush, The Queen Bee, produces a richer lather. almost a Cool Whip texture. The knot is very dense.
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    My boar knot brushes do make more lather than my badgering a shave mug, But the badger does a better job of making lather on my face. And I really have no idea why

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    No, I notice no real difference between the lather I make with a boar, badger or synthetic. I adjust my lather making technique to suit what the individual brush needs to make the lather the way I want it to be. If I don't get the quality of lather I want it is my fault not the brush type in use. Makes no never mind to me which type of brush I use.

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    My Rodney Neep Extra Silvertip makes a whipped cream lather while my boars make more of a yogurt textured lather. I can coax either result by adding/removing water, but that is their natural tendency.

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    If the brushes are at least half decent, then no. Different approaches, but no different result.
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