Form vs Function

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by DBart., Mar 13, 2017.

  1. DBart.

    DBart. Active Member

    I tried to do a little research and found that there is much love for the right brush and much praise for the top 4-5: Simpson, Thater, M&F, Paladin, Wolf Whiskers... and a few I am sure I am missing. Kent?

    But are they really better than a low to medium silvertip? One that costs 40-60 bucks? I am not lumping synthetics or horse or boar into the mix as that is not apples to apples.

    So, am I missing out on that perfect shave? Are my lathers suffering because I don't have a Chubby? Pun almost intended...
    Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    No you're are not. ANY brush can whip up a great lather...even a small paint brush. Vis-a-vis your "Chubby" issue...well, there are other fora for that problem. ;)
  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    I am thinking that Primo is right on spot. Although I have never used one of those high dollar brushes.
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  4. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    You're missing nothing.
  5. DBart.

    DBart. Active Member

    I will stick with my vie-long horse, semogue (non owners club) boar and my 3 home-made, hand turned, (2 silvertips from China) and 1 cashmere synth from Canada!
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  6. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

  7. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

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  8. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    I have three brushes in my rotation. A Parker Silvertip(currently on hiatus), an Omega 6212 Silvertip and an Omega 10098 Boar. The 10098 is mostly a soap brush and the Silvertips are for creams.
    All three together probably cost as much as a Kent or a Chubby. There are many more guys that have more brush knowledge than I that can steer you in the right direction as far as a brush goes. Just my .02
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  9. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    No you're not missing anything, matter of fact you are saving money for other goodies.
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