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    Currently I have a Parker Pure badger shaving brush that I enjoy and wanted opinions on what my second brush should be. I think I am looking for something a bit softer than my pure badger for second brush and I am considering a tuxedo knot or silvertip knot brush. I have a somewhat cheap handle from an old synthetic boar brush I had that I planned on using. I do need to see if I can get the original knot out and correctly measure everything so I know what size knot I would be looking for.

    At the moment I am thinking best route to take is to pick up https://goo.gl/Ztvkzr for 15$ and maybe another synthetic brush knot to try out. Then depending on how that brush works out, looking at buying knot for other handle.

    Anyone with brush suggestions/website to look at different knots?

    Will do more research on re knotting if I do use old handle (I like how it felt in hand and that is all I really care about when it comes to brush handles) or picking up a whipped dog handle
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    Christian,
    Something that I would consider: is this a genuine Tuxedo knot or a knock-off? I can't tell.
    If I may suggest, get a Thater finest silvertip badger and the angels will smile at you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1 View Post
    Currently I have a Parker Pure badger shaving brush that I enjoy and wanted opinions on what my second brush should be. I think I am looking for something a bit softer than my pure badger for second brush and I am considering a tuxedo knot or silvertip knot brush. I have a somewhat cheap handle from an old synthetic boar brush I had that I planned on using. I do need to see if I can get the original knot out and correctly measure everything so I know what size knot I would be looking for.

    At the moment I am thinking best route to take is to pick up https://goo.gl/Ztvkzr for 15$ and maybe another synthetic brush knot to try out. Then depending on how that brush works out, looking at buying knot for other handle.

    Anyone with brush suggestions/website to look at different knots?

    Will do more research on re knotting if I do use old handle (I like how it felt in hand and that is all I really care about when it comes to brush handles) or picking up a whipped dog handle
    Century Arcylic on the far left with a tuxedo knot?

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    Hi Christian!
    There are so many choises out there when it comes to brushes! The big question is how much do you want to spend? I've picked up a few new brushes lately. One from Stirling Soap company , 26mm silver tip badger for about 40$, I really like it a lot! If you're looking for something for less, I bought a couple from Virginia Sheng on the bay for 20$ each, I must say for the money they are tough to beat! They also offer just the knot if you're looking to replace one!
    Good luck in your search!
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    Shavemac D01 if you like silky smooth, or as Obie suggests Thater delivers in that category extremely well also.

    If you like a brush with good scrub, that really digs in the face and exfoliates, the Shavemac D01-2 band knot. Both Shavemac knots can be had with a handle or knot only.

    Thater or Shavemac, do it once, buy it once, and shaving bliss will follow forever....
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    For the silver tip I was looking at spending less then 50$ on the knot and synthetic I was looking at paying 30$ for brush and all. Was looking at Silvertip Grade A badger knot 30mm from Goldennib with a 30 mm handle from whipped dog. For the synthetic I was looking at the black and white knot from maggardrazors or maybe whole brush

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    Christian, I have to correct my previous post, The 26mm brush I bought from Stirling Soap isnt a silver tip its a "Finest Badger" but for 39.99 its a great brush!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1 View Post
    For the silver tip I was looking at spending less then 50$ on the knot and synthetic I was looking at paying 30$ for brush and all. Was looking at Silvertip Grade A badger knot 30mm from Goldennib with a 30 mm handle from whipped dog. For the synthetic I was looking at the black and white knot from maggardrazors or maybe whole brush
    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    Hi all.
    I have this brush in my personal rotation, and I can't praise it enough: THE fluffiest and most luxurious brush for bowl lathering (a bit too much of a loft and too soft for face one, IMHO).
    lookfantastic.com has it now on offer for 63.00 only! (about $85) Free worldwide shipping also.
    They also have all of their GFT stock at 20% discount.
    The Kent BK8 brush above I can personally recommend if you want a very soft one. A bit more than you were intended to spend, but it includes very classy and traditional handle, and the price itself is a relatively (for this brush) good one.
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    Much too many brushes to recommend, really.
    The brush in your link looks like a fine one. Afterwards, you could progress to an inexpensive 2-Band brush, such as Sterling's, Maseto Shaving, TGN, etcetera.

    Good luck.
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