What Brush should I get?

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What brush should I get.

Poll ended at Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:08 pm

Kent BK12
3
33%
Simpson Silvertip Classic Design PJ3 Chubby, etc...
3
33%
Vulfix 41
2
22%
BK8
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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What Brush should I get?

Post by clownjuggles » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:08 pm

My choices above.
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Post by VinceFX » Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:10 pm

I vote for any Simpson brush. I own a Super Polo 12 and can testify to the fine craftsmanship and durability that comes with a Simpson. It's a huge, densely packed brush and I enjoy it very much.

True, Kent and Vulfix are highly regarded. I just don't have much experience with those brush makers.
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A few more votes please.

Post by clownjuggles » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:47 pm

This got viewed over 100x I know there are more than 6 votes out there.....
Peter
"Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd
His skin was pale and his eye was odd,
he shaved the faces of gentlemen who never
there after were heard of again. He trod a path
that few have trod, did Sweeney Todd,
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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Post by mantic » Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:37 am

Peter-- You're probably not getting many responses because very few people have first-hand knowledge of all those brushes! 8)

Simpsons is the "gold standard" of course, but I've seen nothing but positive comments on all the others as well.

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Post by fisherc » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:14 pm

If money is no object go for the Simpsons. If you want value choose the Vulfix.

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Post by Sam » Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:24 pm

i saw that recently a bk8 was added. i got one from the gentleman's shop. it is so soft and after a couple of uses, it really blossomed or mushroomed out. i would have had no problem with a vulfix, but i had read where it tended to be a little less soft. i thought the BK8 was gonna be too big, cause i had a 4 inch edwin jaegger made (for crabtree and evelyn) that was good. well, the kent holds a ton, i mean a ton of water.

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Post by VinceFX » Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:01 pm

I think my next brush will be a Kent. My Simpson has really stiff bristles. This provides a nice effect and lifts the beard hairs really well but sometimes I long for the softer bristle which I hear is a quality of Kent brushes.

If you want softer bristles go for the Kent. If you want something a bit "stiffer" then I think Simpson might be the better route to take.
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Post by Sam » Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:35 am

vince has stated what i had heard. the bk8 is a big enough of a brush. you can always email the gentlemen's shop and ask them, but my bk8 is big and holds water. about $125 given the exchange rates and if you spend a few more bucks at the gentlemans shop, shipping is free. i justified that to get me a whole TUB of violet trumpers. vulfix is from what i heard a great brush but a bit stiffer. i saw a post that the chubby3 of simpsons is huge. i think the bk8 is a great compromise, but without compromising. that is, top of the line brush, not as expensive as simpsons

sam

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My final brush choice

Post by clownjuggles » Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:06 pm

I went with a simpson Persian Jar 2.
Peter
"Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd
His skin was pale and his eye was odd,
he shaved the faces of gentlemen who never
there after were heard of again. He trod a path
that few have trod, did Sweeney Todd,
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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Post by VinceFX » Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:00 am

Pete,

That's an excellent choice! Don't forget to post a review and some pics when you get a chance!

Vince
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