Back to basics: brush terminology

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Sodapopjones, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Dridecker

    Dridecker Sherlock

    Aw carp... I forgot to say "Great job Aaron!" earlier, and now it's probably too late for me to say it. :(
  2. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Bill, your dentist must be pleased with that smile, wince, grit ... oh well, the dentist must be pleased!
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  3. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    I'll let it slide this time, you know good deed of the day thing and all.
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  4. skyfox12

    skyfox12 Active Member

    :)There were some terms that I wasn't familiar with so thank you for the info.
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  5. CHSeifert

    CHSeifert Active Member

    Thanks for your great tips Aaron - I really do appreciate it :)
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  6. xCarbonSteelx

    xCarbonSteelx Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for this information.
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  7. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Added and moved some stuff around, cheers!
  8. MikekiM

    MikekiM Well-Known Member

    Awesome job Aaron!!

    I needed this..
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  9. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Can't believe I'm just now getting around to reading this.

    Very well done Aaron.
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  10. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Thanks gentleman, just when I think its about done I find more stuff to add; added a couple more terms.
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  11. MikekiM

    MikekiM Well-Known Member

    Aaron, is flow-through entirely dependent on the the brush or does the soap/cream and how well you create the lather play a role as well? Since I've notice that the same brush releases various lathers in different ways, I wonder if the hydration level of the lather or some other characteristic impacts how the lather releases.
  12. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    I would say product does have some play in the characteristics of flow, D.R. Harris soap makes for a very thick lather; however in my personal experience the actual brush itself seems to be the major factor in flow.
  13. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    Great post on the workings of a brush. Well done:happy096:
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  14. MikekiM

    MikekiM Well-Known Member

    How 'bout flow-through with boar as opposed to badger?

    I've made the observation that boars release the lather much quicker.. when they are done, they're done and you can't even get a squeeze out of them. On the other hand, some of the best, most luxurious lather comes out of the badger brush when you give it a light squeeze for the last pass..

    I would love a post similar to this one specific to boar. I have four now and each is unique in how it builds and delivers lather and I don't know enough about them to understand why they respond as they do.
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  15. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Mike, my observations are the same regarding boar... I think that the stiffer denser gauge of hair and its nature of repelling water make for a brush that flows the best; however boar seems to dump its lather less efficiently as noted.

    I personally never squeeze out lather from any brush, I notice doing so seems to over aerate the lather; I prefer to use my chin. When I have build up of lather in my brush I use my chin to scoop the lather out from the collar to the tips of the bristle, which leaves a large dollop on my chin and then I proceed to re-apply it to my face.
  16. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Yup. I've noticed the same between boars and badgers.

    And Aaron, I call that "the chin roll". I put the base of the knot against my chin, roll the brush, and get that large dollop you mention!
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  17. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    This is what I do as well, in fact I did it this morning.
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  18. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    I think if Jay Leno tried "the chin roll" that lather would shoot out of his bathroom!
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  19. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Haha, "The Chin Rollers" ;)
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  20. Dan72w

    Dan72w Member

    Any info on brush break in? I've heard this term thrown around but what exactly is breaking in? Does it matter the type of bristle, being badger, horse, boar or synthetic? Thanks!
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