Best Moderately priced brush

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Best Moderately priced brush

Post by Johnnie » Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:47 am

I the future I plan on buying a higher end brush. Currently I have a $25 Col. Conk which works just fine for me. As you may know I hate spending money on shaving products. Being that I have to shave everyday because of work, wetshaving has been a blessing. Easy on the face!

I plan on buying a higher end brush but I only want to spend around $50. I am not cheap, but I can see spending much more on a brush.

Will there be a big difference with a $50 brush and the Col. Conk I have now?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Post by Johnnie » Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:24 pm

thanks todd,

i wasnt sure if i was being realistic. i was actually looking at qed and there saville row brushes. i guess i dont have much choice in the $50 range so saville row might be mt best bet.

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Post by razor_boy » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:58 pm

I have a Savile Row SR-25 ($60) and I am very, very happy with the brush.

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Post by Johnnie » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:38 pm

Ok guys I am getting serious. I think I have narrowed it down to Savile Row or Vulfix. They both have a wide range of brushes. I would appreciate and suggestions.

If you are a vendor please feel free to give your advice and opinions. I would really appreciate your help.
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Post by clownjuggles » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:29 pm

johnnie,

Aside from Simpson, Edwin Jagger, Kent, Plisson, Rooney, most house brands are made by vulfix. Taylor of Bond Street uses Vulfix brushes. Saville Row is actually a vulfix brush made for Charles by QEDUSA. There will be no difference in quality. Col. Conk Brushes are also made by vulfix if I am not mistaken.

What brush do you have now? Are you using cream or soaps?

Also if you want an interesting bit of info the edwin jagger makes a really nice brush for around where you are talking. for about 60 dollars you can get one of their medium "super" badger brushes in imitation horn which is a really nice material. I have found their brushes to work even better than my simpson brush in super badger. I think the quality is a little nicer if anything.

http://www.theenglishshavingcompany.com/product.php?id=250&startVal=0

Hope this helps!
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Post by VinceFX » Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:45 pm

Johnnie,

It is my opinion that you can't go wrong with Vulfix or Savile Row. I have a Vulfix 377 and I think it's amazing. It is my understanding that Savile Row is also made by Vulfix so really you should focus on getting the best brush for your money. I would spend the extra money to get a 377 or a 2236. I'm not sure of the Savile Row model #s. I'm sure Charles from QED can help you out. I noticed he also has a great brush with a 28mm knot which is even bigger than the 377. I believe it is the SR230.

Matter of fact, scratch what I said about the 377 and 2236. I have decided the SR230 is the perfect brush for you! (you can thank me later) :-P

Here's a pic that was previously posted by Charles from QED USA
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Post by clownjuggles » Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:24 pm

Johnnie,

I have to agree with Vince the SR 230 looks like a fantastic basic starter brush. It looks very much like what I had in mind for my ideal brush. Not a bad idea. I must reflect on this.
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