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Postby Fido » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:07 am

I can see me getting close to 10 brushes now. I know we are all different, but would anyone care to admit how many brushes they own? It might make me feel better - or worse!
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Postby M6Classic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:50 am

Two. One I use every day. The other is a collector's item I will pass to my son.

Okay, I admit that I am the un-explainable exception. However, I also submit that one can own up to five brushes without bearing the label Collector. Since I have a brush that I never use, I, too, am a member of the collector brotherhood.

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Postby fallingwickets » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:43 am

take a look around for a few pics of DrP's assortment after which I promise you will never ever ever feel guilty again about owning 10-20-40-even hundreds of brushes LOL

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Postby drP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:47 am

fallingwickets wrote:take a look around for a few pics of DrP's assortment after which I promise you will never ever ever feel guilty again about owning 10-20-40-even hundreds of brushes LOL

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Nearly 200....says the lunatic............... :evil: :twisted: :shock: :oops: :roll:
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Postby jww » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:18 am

Only 2 - and only use one - the C&E/EJ Super Badger -- the smaller OEM Vullfix is my first badger, sits in a revered place of respect in my den -- hasn't been used in over a year. Would love a Rooney or Kent BK4, but I am also happy with what I have. Minimalist that I am. :wink:
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Postby iancevans » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:30 am

Three:

Kent BK4
Two Omega 10066s (both in use; one stays at my girlfriend's house, the other at mine)

Wouldn't mind getting one of the Vulfix boars and maybe a PJ2 in super; but probably won't.
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Postby drumana » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:02 am

Four. My gramps's old brush that I restored and don't use too much - more of a memento even though it is a good brush. I mainly rotate between a Simpson, a Rooney, and a Vulfix boar. I'm quite happy with my brush set up these days...
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Postby drumana » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:03 am

iancevans wrote:Three:

Kent BK4
Two Omega 10066s (both in use; one stays at my girlfriend's house, the other at mine)

Wouldn't mind getting one of the Vulfix boars and maybe a PJ2 in super; but probably won't.


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Postby ChemErik » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:23 am

I own four: a C&E Best (same as Edwin Jagger), Vulfix boar, Omega boar, no name boar.

I use the Vulfix boar and C&E Best most often. I'll eventually have to get a silver-tip badger with more backbone than my C&E best, but I'm happy enough with what I have that I'm not in any hurry to shell out the $70-100 I plan to spend when I eventually buy that Shavemac, Rooney, or Simpson's.
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Postby Thalay Sagar » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:51 am

Too many. Or not enough. I'm not quite sure.
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Postby gruffydd3 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:53 am

I recently had a little buying spree that brought me up to ten brushes. I use seven of them regularly, and the other three occasionally.

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Postby rsp1202 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:15 am

I've had as many as 10 at one time (more if you count duplicates. Richard wasn't the only one with multiple BK4's, and others), which to me was excessive, so I backed off. Now that I know what works, what I want is:

A short-loft Savile Row 3122 and/or 3120 is a definite.
I'd like to try a Simpsons Colonel X2L.
I'd like to try a Simpsons Emperor 3 2-band. I really want this one to work.
I still have a fond spot for a "real" Duke 3 Best, but best let that die on the vine.
I'd consider another Rooney Emillion in 3-band fan, but it's at the bottom of a short list, and I don't crave "large" brushes anymore.

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Postby Kyle76 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:15 am

I own five: a Semogue silvertip that I use nearly every day, a Semogue boar brush that came by mistake and they let me keep, a Muehle best badger that came in a set my wife game me, a small Muehle silvertip that I bought as a travel brush and a best badger Altesse that I keep at the beach. I probably had a max of eight at any one time and have cut down to using mainly the two Semogues. I love the silvertip and I use the boar just for a change every now and then.
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Postby TRBeck » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:42 am

I have many. I use:

Semogue 2000
Omega 31020
Omega 10049
and occasionally Omega 10066

I keep around, just in case:

SR 3120
SR 3122
Commodore X2, my first badger
Omega 10048

I will likely sell one of the SRs, as I only need one on hand, as little as it gets used. The 48 is a great brush and I will keep it. And those in regular rotation ain't going anywhere.

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Postby doleeo » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:59 am

At one point I had around 15 brushes.

Now I'm down to 5 that I use.

Pre-Vulfix T2 2 Band
Pre-Vulfix Duke 3
Pre-Vulfix PJ2 Best
Custom Shavemac
A small Simpsons Pure Badger.

I'm however seriously contemplating a Semogue as well as a BK4.
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Postby joe mcclaine » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:31 am

I only use a Simpson Duke 2 in Pure but I also own a C&E Pure which was my first brush.

Have been eyeing up Chubby 1 in 2-band Super . . . and a Vulfix 404.

How's that for both ends of the spectrum?
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Postby Fido » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:40 am

Hmmm - many thanks for responding.

I have:

Kent BK8
shavemac 177
Duke 3 best
Semogue 1305
Vulfix 404
Vulfix 2234
Semogue Special edition (In the post)
Custom Chubby lookalike (In production)

So it's 8 so far. But then all things are relative, I have had over 100 bells, many radios and telephones, and not counted the DVDs, CDs and books in the house.

Shaving brushes are such a delight to own and use. Aren't they? I suspect I might get one or two more.
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Postby M6Classic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:45 am

Fido wrote:Hmmm - many thanks for responding.

<<snip>>

So it's 8 so far. But then all things are relative, I have had over 100 bells, many radios and telephones, and not counted the DVDs, CDs and books in the house.

Shaving brushes are such a delight to own and use. Aren't they? I suspect I might get one or two more.

Don't sweat it, I may have just two shave brushes {one that I use}, but I have twenty-six copies of the Merriam Webster New International Dictionary: Second Edition, and about 150 other English language reference volumes. My wife finds this excessive.

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Postby Dale » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:47 am

I am up to 11 brushes:

Vulfix 2233
Vulfix 41
Pre-Vulfix CH2 Best
BK4
Rooney Heritage Emillion
Rooney Heritage Stubby 2
Rooney Heritage Alibaba 2
Omega Boar 31064
Omega Boar 30005
No-name boar
Semogue Limited Edition Boar (soon to arrive)

My SBAD has suffered a serious decline the last year or so, although if Simpson comes out with a fan shaped CH2 Super two band..... :)

And my wife thinks my next brush should be a Plisson because she likes the look of them.
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Postby M6Classic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:59 am

Dale wrote:I am up to 11 brushes:

<<snip>>

And my wife thinks my next brush should be a Plisson because she likes the look of them.

Pick up the phone right now and Call Colonial Drug at 617-864-2222. Order yourself a #14 Plisson HMW set in ivory resin and order for your wife a full ounce bottle of Joy de Jean Patou perfume. They should cost about the same.

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