My Stirling Boar Brush Review

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by George X, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. George X

    George X Well-Known Member

    Happy this arrived yesterday
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    First impression. Classic looking brush and packaged nicely. Brush to me is the right heft. The handle is comfortable to hold, the bristles feel firm but soft and she is a good looking brush.

    Conditioning was done with cold water and loaded with Stirling Lemon Chill. As I built it's first lather it commonly shed some bristles. I let it sit and allowed the soap to dry a bit. Rinsed and then loaded it with Stirling Sandalwood. Working a lather there were a few more bristles shed. Repeated the air dry of soap on the brush. Rinsed and removed all noticeable soap residue before bed.

    This mornings
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    I loaded the Stirling Boar with my favorite scent of Stirling Tuscany. I didn't time the load but it was quick...maybe 15 seconds. Face lather with no boar scent or bristle shedding. Solid performance with awesome backbone. Scritch to me felt no different than a two band badger. This brush...makes me happy and after just one use...it is in the top 3 out of the dozen I have. It should only get better as it gets broken in.
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    One final thought. If you love badgers or are on the fence about using one...this is a must have brush.


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  2. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Nice review! I'm considering picking up one with my next soap order from Stirling.

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  3. George X

    George X Well-Known Member

    You won't be disappointed


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  4. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    At $7.95 you can't beat the price! And you know it will be a quality product because it's Stirling. If disappointed Rod will bend over backwards to make it right for you. Thanks for the review!
     
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  5. Rugger007

    Rugger007 Active Member

    Looks like a great brush. It's nice to finally see artisans embracing boar and doing it well.
     
  6. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    I just got mine in December '17. I agree, it is a great boar brush. (Now $9.95 though.....still remarkably inexpensive for the quality!)

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  7. hush

    hush Well-Known Member

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    Great brush!
     
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  8. kfbrady

    kfbrady Active Member

    I just got one after reading the reviews and recommendations here. I have to say that it's just a terrific brush, never mind the fact that the price is ridiculously low.

    I guess that for under ten bucks I expected the knot to be nowhere near as full or well formed as this one is and I expected the handle to be cheesy plastic, but the 24mm knot is thick and full and the handle is a very nicely made resin.

    I can't wait to try it out.

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  9. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    It’s a great brush at a great price. Mine gets used at least twice a week.
     

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