Brush of the day

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Re: Brush of the day

Post by pausted » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:37 am

Yaqi Tuxedo synthetic
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by brothers » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:50 am

Rooney Manchurian badger brush
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:13 am

Tulip 3 :D
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Post by Tommynick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:01 am

Simpson PJ2

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Re: Brush of the day

Post by pausted » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:10 am

SilkSmoke synthetic
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by pausted » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:01 am

WCS Tuxedo synthetic
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by Xring3 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:09 pm

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know nothing about this 1980’s badger brush except it was made in West Germany. [/size]

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Re: Brush of the day

Post by John Rose » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:59 pm

Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by brothers » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:57 pm

I've been using the Rooney Manchurian for the past several days.
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by pausted » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:31 am

WCS Tuxedo synthetic
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by pausted » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:59 am

SilkSmoke synthetic
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:30 am

For the new year, I've decided to go with the Thater 4376/5 silvertip plexi-handle brush. One of my best brushes.
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by brothers » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:16 pm

The Thater is a sweetheart of a brush. I used it every day that the Homemade was the daily soap. When I switched over to the Alpine Frost by Strop Shoppe, I also switched to the Semogue 2000 boar. It did great until the very strange day it decided to shed about 40 bristles virtually all at about the same time. At that time I brought in the next best boar, the R&B Limited Edition, which ended its run today due to the fact that I've decided to go back to the 2000. I'm curious to see if the shedding fiasco has permanently ended or not. With luck I'll keep using it until March 23rd when I'm going to change soap and brush at the same time.
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by Mike R » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:01 am

Made Rite Pure Bristle #5

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Re: Brush of the day

Post by brothers » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:56 pm

Today was the last foreseeable every day shave with the Semogue 2000 boar brush. One of only 5 boars I kept following last year's shaving apocalypse. Not likely to be promoted to an every day shaver due to the recent shedding issue. Now I'm deciding what brush to use tomorrow. My top two candidates are the Rooney Finest plexi (badger) and the SilkSmoke synthetic with custom handle from VF.
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by fallingwickets » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:34 am

rooney gets my vote! :D
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Re: Brush of the day

Post by brothers » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:45 am

I did use the Rooney Finest a couple of days ago and - of course - it knows how to make lather in very adequate quantities.

Actually, in contrast or in comparison to the performance of the SilkSmoke synthetic brush, the Rooney is somewhat of a lather hog.

That's not a negative statement because it is the Rooney and it does know how to make lather.

Nevertheless, the performance of the SilkSmoke synthetic is way above and beyond any of my other brushes, with maybe two or three exceptions, one of which is the Rooney Finest.

The stronger of the runners-up are the Manchurian Rooney, the Maid-Rite Finest which was a re-knot that I got about 10 years ago from TGN, and the third is the Thater 4376/5.

With these four brushes in hand, I'm set for life with regard to brushes, with the leading favorite of all time being the synthetic SilkSmoke knot as there's never any problem transferring the plentiful leather to the face.

Edit/I suppose I should say 5 brushes
since the Rooney Finest got an honorable mention.
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