Kent brush

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Re: Kent brush

Post by brothers » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:52 pm

jww wrote: . . . much more shelf space than we had pre-reno.
More space! Watch out!
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Re: Kent brush

Post by blantyre » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:47 pm

I had a BK12 many years ago - it was far to big to be practical - about 4" across once fully bloomed. A beautiful brush but I've settled on 20-24 mm knots. I would go for the BK4 myself, possibly the 8 if you like larger brushes. The 12 is fun - much like a V12 engined car - but impractical to keep fed and watered.
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Re: Kent brush

Post by jar » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:05 pm

My 12 & 8 are in the weekend rotation and so each get used about once a month. The 2 & 4 are in my weekday rotation and so get used about twice a month.

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Re: Kent brush

Post by brothers » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:53 pm

I haven't had the pleasure of using a 2, but the others are as good as any, bar none.
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Re: Kent brush

Post by jar » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:44 pm

brothers wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of using a 2, but the others are as good as any, bar none.
The 2 is the same size as the 4 but Pure Badger instead of Silvertip.

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Re: Kent brush

Post by brothers » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:04 pm

jar wrote:
brothers wrote:I haven't had the pleasure of using a 2, but the others are as good as any, bar none.
The 2 is the same size as the 4 but Pure Badger instead of Silvertip.
Very interesting. I have not known that before. Thanks!
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Re: Kent brush

Post by CSG » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:39 am

I'm with those that said the BK4 could be their only brush but I prefer medium over larger brushes.

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Re: Kent brush

Post by CMur12 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:05 pm

CSG wrote:I'm with those that said the BK4 could be their only brush but I prefer medium over larger brushes.
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Re: Kent brush

Post by jar » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:23 am

CSG wrote:I'm with those that said the BK4 could be their only brush but I prefer medium over larger brushes.
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Re: Kent brush

Post by Squire » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:09 am

Welcome aboard CSG.
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Re: Kent brush

Post by brothers » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:06 pm

Welcome to SMF!
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Re: Kent brush: follow up

Post by Vincev » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 pm

I finally purchased a Kent BK8 which I purchased on eBay and I am glad I did not pay full price for the brush. I purchased the brush for $75 and the seller claimed he only used it about 10 times and I think he was honest. The brush is in excellent condition and came with the Kent case, Kent brush stand and all the paperwork.
The reason I am glad I did not pay full price is the brush is very soft (softest brush I ever used) but too floppy. I have only used it with creams and cannot believe it will load up a good soap, but I will try. The experience is so different from my Shavemac 26mm 2ban, my Big Bruce and my Semogue Owners club. With all being said I am glad I purchased the Kent. It is nice being able to add a different experiences to my shaving.
I am now looking at a Thater or a Palidin but am concerned they may be a lot like my Shavemac which I absolutely love. And if they will be similar to my Shavemac why spend the money.

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Re: Kent brush: follow up

Post by jar » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:09 am

Vincev wrote:I finally purchased a Kent BK8 which I purchased on eBay and I am glad I did not pay full price for the brush. I purchased the brush for $75 and the seller claimed he only used it about 10 times and I think he was honest. The brush is in excellent condition and came with the Kent case, Kent brush stand and all the paperwork.
The reason I am glad I did not pay full price is the brush is very soft (softest brush I ever used) but too floppy. I have only used it with creams and cannot believe it will load up a good soap, but I will try. The experience is so different from my Shavemac 26mm 2ban, my Big Bruce and my Semogue Owners club. With all being said I am glad I purchased the Kent. It is nice being able to add a different experiences to my shaving.
I am now looking at a Thater or a Palidin but am concerned they may be a lot like my Shavemac which I absolutely love. And if they will be similar to my Shavemac why spend the money.

Vince
I used my Kent BLK8 day before yesterday with Prorosa soap. I've also used it with soaps from Sterling and Tabac. Works fine.

I find that my Thaters are very similar to my Kents and may be even softer on my face. Both work really well with soaps and creams.

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Re: Kent brush

Post by Vincev » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:31 pm

I will try tabac in the morning and let you know the results

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Re: Kent brush

Post by fallingwickets » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:44 am

floppy is where its at, man! :D :D :D
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Re: Kent brush

Post by Vincev » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:48 pm

This morning was the first time I used my BK8 with a soap (Tabac) and Jars was correct, The BK8 loaded with no problem. However as I was loading I missed the backbone of my Shavemac and my Semogue boar brush. For me the BK8 will be a brush to use with creams not soaps.

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Re: Kent brush

Post by brothers » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:21 pm

Vincev wrote:This morning was the first time I used my BK8 with a soap (Tabac) and Jars was correct, The BK8 loaded with no problem. However as I was loading I missed the backbone of my Shavemac and my Semogue boar brush. For me the BK8 will be a brush to use with creams not soaps.

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Great with creams, that's for sure!
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Re: Kent brush

Post by jar » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:54 am

Vincev wrote:This morning was the first time I used my BK8 with a soap (Tabac) and Jars was correct, The BK8 loaded with no problem. However as I was loading I missed the backbone of my Shavemac and my Semogue boar brush. For me the BK8 will be a brush to use with creams not soaps.

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Glad it worked. Boar and Badger really do give different experiences as do the synthetics and horse hair. But what I enjoy are those differences. A badger brush should not feel like a boar brush just as a synthetic brush should feel like a synthetic brush, not boar, badger or horse hair. Variety and character are as much a part of the experience as the lather itself.

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