How many brushes of each type do you own?

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Rusty blade, May 30, 2018.

  1. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    How many brushes of each type do you own? (and do you have one favourite go-to brush?) I own:
    Badger: 4
    Synthetic: 1
    Horse: 2
    Boar: 6
    Favourite: Simpsons Special Badger
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  2. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    I don't have that many, but one boar in particular get's more love than the rest.
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  3. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I have 4 brushes that see any use.

    3 - Semogue BC Mistura (Mixed Boar / Badger)
    1 - Semogue BC Texugo (Badger)

    For the last 5 years, my favorite by far has been the mixed knot Semogue. I ended up with 3 of them and pretty much abandoned and sold off or gave away most of my other brushes. (I have 2 other brushes here. One is my father's Vulfix 404 mixed knot and the other is a handle gifted to me by @oscar11. The knot was too low for my liking and I removed with plans to re-knot it at a higher loft. About the same time Semogue released the Barbear Classico brushes and it has languished in a box for too long.
  4. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    9 synthetic
    2 badger
    One boar was reknotted to a synth
    2 boars given away
    2 synthetics given away

    My 4 WildWestBrushWorks synthetics get the most use.
  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Three synthetic. four badger, five boar.

    The badger see the least use as I've relegated them to creams. I started with boar brushes, enjoy breaking in a new one, and lacking inspiration will use them first. Synthetics are making headway in my den. They lather as well as a boar on hard soaps, but have the softness of the badgers I've experienced.
  6. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    One synthetic, three boar, one pure badger (plus another that I'm convinced is kitten fur), and one horse.

    The horse is pretty much my travel brush. Normally, I rotate between the synth, the pure badger, and one of the boars.
  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Simpson Wee Scot (Best Badger)
    Art of Shaving 14mm (Pure Badger)
    Simpson CH2 Synthetic (Second Generation)
    Simpson CH2 Butterscotch (Two-Band SiLVERTiP)
    Paladin Chief 28mm Butterscotch (2CSLD4)
    Paladin PK-47 28mm Tortoise (2CSLD4)
    Vie-Long 25mm Beehive (Silvertip)
    Semogue SOC Cherry (Boar)
    Semogue Excelsior 620 (Boar)
    Stirling 24mm Butterscotch (Finest Badger)
    No Name, Chrome Handle (Pure Badger)
    Morris & Forndran 26mm Polo 2 (Two-Band Finest)
    Morris & Forndran 28mm 2XL Briar (Two-Band Blonde Badger)
    Morris & Forndran 25mm Beehive 2 (Two-Band Finest)
    Declaration Grooming 26mm B5/H.L.Thäter Beehive Handle
    Rubberset 400/3 w/Omega Boar
    Mondial 26mm (Boar)

    Rooney 24mm Emillion 2 Butterscotch (Super Badger)

    I love brushes. 18 as of today. I have had more and less. They come and go.
    One Synthetic
    Four Boar
    Thirteen Badger

  8. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member


    More than I really need.
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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I wonder how many TSD members only own ONE brush? (Not @Jayaruh) :happy097:
  10. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I feel like an oddball here. My favorite is a mixed knot boar badger brush and I haven't seen any others mentioned...
  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    You're not an oddball. I also had a BC Mistura. Loved it. It was simply a bit too small for me. Probably one of Semogue's BEST brushes.
  12. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    I have 10 total:

    3 boar, but that includes a vintage Simms travel brush that is more a collectible than a regular user
    3 badger
    4 synthetic

    At one point I owned 26 brushes but this year I weeded them heavily. The ones that are left are the ones I like and use regularly, except for the Simms which is just a neat collectible.
  13. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    9 synthetic
    4 badger
    2 boar

    I love them all!

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  14. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I'm thinking some of these collections need to be seen in a photo....a few may need a wide angle lens!
  15. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Enough of them that I’m not actually sure how many.

    I have a few favorites, but couldn’t pick one. I love my badgers the most.
  16. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    One synthetic
    Two or three badgers
    and a whole bunch of boars
  17. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    7 boar and 5 synthetic brushes here.

    I’ll post a group photo tonight.
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  18. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    9 Synthetic
    2 Badger
    2 Boar

    My Synthetics bet the bulk of the use.
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  19. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    I have some new synthetics and old synthetics and new badger and old badger and new boar and old boar but only new horsehair.
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  20. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Synthetic: 4
    Badger: 1
    Boar: 2
    Horse: 1
    Favorite: Quarter Moon synthetic special order handle TurnNShave
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