$2 badger brush for real?

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Captain Daveman, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. On Saturday grabbing a towel I knocked over my entire shaving den.

    My brush, a three year old Gentleman John brush, ended up in the toilet bowl and my shaving mug, a souvenir soup mug from the 90s ,was shattered. Both were hauled away in the trashmen sometime today.

    Sunday I went to 5 stores (Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kohl's, and Walmart) looking for a mug and brush. Couldn't find one.

    So today, I found on Amazon a brush, mug and stand set for $12.

    The claim is the brush is a badger brush. But here's why I'm skeptical: I world expect to pay more for a brush alone than $12 if it were a genuine badger brush, but I can buy the stand alone for $10, so the brush is a $2 add on.

    Another reason is the stand looks chintzy and three plastic mug is very small. So in don't think they'd go high end with the shaving brush.

    However the unit comes highly reviewed, and that send a good price other than the mug is rather small.

    Your thoughts?

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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Further down it says nylon bristles, synthetic. And I'm assuming that by the pics and because I've seen those sets at other places. But who knows, some Chinese sellers sell sets cheap.
  3. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Don't trust those sellers. That looks like a synthetic to me. You can maybe hunt up a VDH badger brush and bowl set.
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  5. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Why didn't you wash the one you had?
    Even if the bowl wasn't flushed, yuck!, still you can wash it. Hopefully with antibacterial soap.
    Incidentally, i got a wonderful badger brush from the bay for 4 bucks. I think from Frank Shaving. It had a black turned acrylic handle, and a nice full silvertip knot. So, price doesn't need to be the only consideration, but quality often comes at a premium.
    If you liked your badger, be sure to remove most of the water from your new synthetic.
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  6. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    @Captain Daveman since you have Captain Caveman as your avatar, and one of my favorite childhood cartoons, send me a PM with your address and I will send you a brush that has been reknotted with a Golden Nib badger knot and a vintage Old Spice mug.

    Oh, and welcome to TSD; the best wet shave board on the planet!
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  8. Because, except for the toilet bowl scrubber any and every item that goes into the toilet bowl gets flushed or thrown away.
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  9. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    I would keep looking.
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  10. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member


    - Ken
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  11. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Have you ever noticed how EVERYTHING on Amazon seems to get good reviews? Astro-turfing. The VDH sets shown by
    @jimjo1031 would be a step up. The brush PIF offered by stingraysrock is a quantum leap up. For a replacement mug, almost anything would do, an oddball souvenir cup, a salsa bowl from Goodwill, or even a re-purposed margarine or cream cheese container.
    And next time leave the toilet lid down!
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  12. That's very generous of you. How do I send a PM?

    My grandfather had an Old Spice shaving mug, and it means a lot because he's the only man who ever have a spadoinkle about me until I enlisted in the Navy.
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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Click on his avatar and his info will pop up. Then click "start a conversation".
  14. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Squid here myself. Served as a Grape on USS America, CV66, and again as an AD on Forrestal, CV59, attached to VAW-122.
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  15. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    My thoughts?

    Find an old spice mug and buy a Yaqi synthetic.
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  16. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Nice offer sir.
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