Shaving Brush Recommendation

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Do you have one of these?
Yes, I have a aTulip 2 super badger. It’s a great brush which I always enjoy using. Simpson is an iconic brand int the world of wet shaving. At the moment I own 5 Simpson brushes: Tulip 2 super, Colonel X2L best, Wee Scot best, QE II Jubilee Manchurian and Duke 2 pure. In terms of value for money quality and performance I’d say the Colonel is hard to beat.
 
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On reflection may be I should consider outside of UK too
In that case I’d consider shavemac and Thater in Germany and Semogue in Portugal. The advantage shavemac has is that you can customise your brush through their configurator, which allows you to select and handle shape, size and colour, the shape and size of the knot, and the grade of badger hair. I think shavemac makes some of the best brushes on the market; I own 5. Another route to go is through Brad Sears in the USA through whom you can order a Morris and Forndran brush made by Lee Sabini in London who will ship directly to you. M& F brushes are a bit pricey, but they are lovely.
 
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Hello there. Silver tip/super badgers can tend to be a bit floppy. I know nothing of the executive shaving brush, but I can highly recommend them and their products.
I guess it really depends on which products you use to shave with, super badger is ideal with creams or softer soaps, and your method of shaving, bowl or face. If you like harder soaps I’d highly recommend a 2 band badger, and at that price point you could purchase a Maseto from Classic Shop 2012 ( I think!) Ebay, or Yaqi from Ali Express. I must add that I don’t have either of these brands, but they are highly regarded.
If I was buying a new brush today as my one & only I would definitely go synthetic. Modern synthetic fibres are superb nowadays, perform excellently with all software, many would say that they produce a better lather quicker. They are incredible value for money, require no break in or maintenance. I’d highly recommend the RazorRock synths, or any of the new generation knots such as Tuxedo, Cashmere or Synbad from AP Shaveco in Canada.

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I use creams. Mostly proraso. I use a skuttle on a daily basis.

My experience with synthetic has been poor. Keen to get a real good quality brush though .... treat myself
 
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Thank you for your reply.

I use creams. Mostly proraso. I use a skuttle on a daily basis.

My experience with synthetic has been poor. Keen to get a real good quality brush though .... treat myself
Every one should treat themselves every now and again. A good quality badger is a treat and a luxury. Synthetic brushes are very egalitarian brushes, but they don’t have the character or personality of natural fibres. As others have said Shavemac make excellent brushes, that can be tailored to your tastes. Highly recommended.
 
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Every one should treat themselves every now and again. A good quality badger is a treat and a luxury. Synthetic brushes are very egalitarian brushes, but they don’t have the character or personality of natural fibres. As others have said Shavemac make excellent brushes, that can be tailored to your tastes. Highly recommended.
Many thanks for your suggestions. Always keen to hear recommendations!
 
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I’d recommend looking at the Oumo range of brushes on Ali Express. Their knots are really impressing me and I’ve got quite a few brushes. The knots I have had have ridiculous gel tips that feel really nice and luxurious on the face.


I can’t imagine the executive shaving brushes will be as good as what you could get direct from China.
 
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