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    We haven't had many conversations about brushes yet. I am really liking the Vulfix 40 that I have. It's a thick brush and really holds lather well. I also have a longer Vulfix for my deeper mugs. Big difference between the better badger hairs and bigger difference than the Boars hair as well. What are you guys using and what have you tried? Lynn

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    Well if I would read everything.........lmao. Now I can't delete this......hmmmmm. ops: Lynn

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    I have seven brushes which I use in rotation [5 badgers and 2 bristle] they are: -

    Vulfix 2236 Super Badger
    Vulfix/Taylors 377 Best Badger
    Kent BK8 Super Badger
    Edwin Jagger Best
    DR Harris Best Badger
    Omega 48 Professional - Bristle
    Men-U Pure Bristle

    I'm still in the market for a Simpson's Badger and a Kent Bristle but haven't found anything yet.

    I generally use the badger brushes for creams and the bristle brushes for soaps.

    Sad man, I know... ops: ops: ops:

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    WOW Peter. Which do you like the best? Lynn

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    Lynn,

    If truth be told there's probably not a lot to tell one from the other; apart from the size that is. I like them all but if I had to choose I'd say the Kent BK8 for creams and the Omega 48 Professional for soap.

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    I only own one brush, a Vulvix 40 as well. Initially, it was a bit large for my taste, but I am growing into it. I think I could also paint the side of my house with it quite comfortably due to its size, but luxurious it is in spades!

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    This is a great topic and pretty much the "great unknown" to me. My first cheap bristle brushes worked great. They took soap and they would apply it to my face. What more could anyone ask?

    Then I got a Tweezerman badger and a couple of vintage badger brushes including one really beautiful very soft badger brush that my wife immediately pilefered for display. The Tweezerman became my regular shave brush and there is no comparison to me. If anything, it holds too much water and I have to shake it lightly a couple times to keep from flooding my neck and chest with soapy water as I lather up. It froths up soap extremely well.

    So yesterday my Tweezerman came unglued and the knot came out of it's recess. It's still in one piece and I need only glue it back in for it to be ready to go but I'm considering this a good opportunity to buy something much nicer if spending 5 or 6 times as much buys a brush that's noticably better. I am not interested right now in going for the huge big buck stuff that's way past the point of diminishing returns, but I would like to scoop up all the quality possible without going over the top.

    Decisions, decisions.

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    I have used a cheap boar brush that I cot at CVS and a badger form Col. Conk. ( not that expensive) The boar has been relegated to my kids for painting. The badger I have now is great.

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    I use Vulfix #2198 Pure Badger Shaving Brush, and i must say, what a diference. For better that is, from my 2$ boar spanish brush. It is much softer, meaning i have to work a bit longer, but it pays off (i use classic brand soap). The feeling is incredible. I think that the silvertip and best badger would be too soft for my beard.

    I am looking to buy a Jaguar boar brush i saw at the market, it has very large knot, and i want something that will build lather quick when i need.

    Will post the expirience.

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    I use a boar's hair brush that I bought at Walgreen's. Works just fine for me.

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