Are Synthetics Really Best?

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Steve C, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. jaxstraww

    jaxstraww Well-Known Member

    Please give me an Amazon example of a synthetic close to the WW synthetic Peter uses. From his pickup in workload I only have a month left before my number is called.

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  2. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    The closest you could probably come is to buy a black and white synthetic from Maggards and a handle from Whipped Dog. Would set you back about$20. I haven't seen anything close on Amazon.


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  3. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Okay I lied. There is this:

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    Though they are calling it a Tuxedo, I have no clue if it is the real thing or not.


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  4. JazzDoc

    JazzDoc Well-Known Member

    OK, Jared, I just ordered up a RazoRock BARBER HANDLE Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush. Can't wait to try it out. I'll report back.
     
  5. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    You just killed all of your other brushes. These new synthetics are an order of magnitude better than natural hair of any sort.
     
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  6. JazzDoc

    JazzDoc Well-Known Member

    HA!! OK, Chris,I'm chomping at the bit! :happy108:
     
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  7. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna get a cashmere synthetic to sit besides it's tuxedo brother. I'm giving TurnNShave, formerly known as Evershave, a try since Milton has great reviews.
     
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  8. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I have a couple of very spoiled, primadonna badgers that would argue with you.
     
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  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Will they air dry in two hours? If so, you're tied.
     
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  10. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    You've got me on that one.
     
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  11. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I agree that the performance of high end badger for lather is every bit as good; it's the drying time and economy of soap that gives synthetic the overall edge in my book. And price....
     
  12. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I would give the nod to synths on overall performance in general, drying time, ease of cleaning, and definitely price.

    I give badger the win in aesthetics, variety and face feel.

    Badgers may be my favorite brushes by a decent margin, but if I had to choose just one, and it was going to be the only brush I owned for the rest of my life, it would be a synthetic.
     
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  13. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Why should it dry in two hours, except when it is a travel brush? For home use, a long drying time is fine for me.
     
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  14. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I got one for you, I am an absolutist of thought.

    Tobacco processed by Orlik in Denmark is the finest in the world. It's what others, with similar exacting tastes, emulate.

    My real belief.
     
  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    And this happens when you smoke too much of it?
     
  16. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    No. It's actually my fave thing. I preach the Danish gospel on the pipe thread all the time. My wife and I are brainstorming our next trip. I am lobbying hard for a Copenhagen landing. Supposedly, Danes smoke more pipe tobacco than any other people on earth.
     
  17. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    But what does it do in this thread? Copenhagen is a nice city, by the way.

    I bought this in Denmark last week:

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  18. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I actually wrote a reply. Then decided that arguing over brushes at 1am was no fun. Newbies need to hear the case for badger too. I've made mine for synthetic, and will gladly read your case for whatever you like.

    She wants to see Germany as well. With trains and rental cars and such, in at Copenhagen and home from Frankfurt might be a plan.
     
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  19. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    The train networks in Denmark and Germany are pretty good. I would not rent a car for the whole stay, especially not in Germany.
     
  20. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    We'd use a car see rural and coastal Denmark. I've been to Germany, but not yet to Denmark.
     

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