The new shaving brush

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by scotte, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. scotte

    scotte New Member

    I bought a dscosmetic 26mm Galaxy resin handle 2 band silvertip badger hair shaving brush today,it is said that it is one of the three major shaving brush brand in China. Do anyone use it? How about it?
     
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  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Do you have a photo?
     
  3. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    One of these things?

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  4. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    That's a beauty. :happy096:
     
  5. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    They look pretty good.


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  6. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    They look amazing. Two band's are excellent knots.
     
  7. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    They set 'em shallow!!!


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  8. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    I'm not the OP, but I believe these are what he's got. They should be fine. :happy088:
     
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  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Welcome @scotte! Good First Post on your part - you stirred up conversation.

    Some of the brush photos remind me of Yaqi brand handles. Is it the same manufacturer?

    That's where I have had issues with badger brushes. Trying to balance backbone and scrubbiness with flop and pillowy softness. If someone would invent a handle that allowed loft adjustment on the fly it would conquer my apprehension at investing in a "nice" badger knot.
     
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  10. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    There you go, an adjustable shaving brush.

    I can see a nickel plated brass ring, with numbers 1-9 just like a Fatboy! You just dial in your level of "scrubbiness"! :)
     
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  11. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't be that hard, inner and outer sleeve, threads.

    Those would be better performers if set in the 55~57mm loft range, IMHO.
     
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  12. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    A "rule of thumb" about badger knots? I've heard when setting loft on a replacement (or shopping a brush) you get better backbone if the loft is no more than twice the diameter.

    Density of the fibers is important, too. That whole "natural product" variable of each individual hair depends on so many factors like time of year it was harvested, and if that particular critter had naturally fat hair shafts. It's up to the brush maker to turn that hair into a functional knot.
     
  13. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    That one appears to be firmly packed and medium coarseness, I think 52 mm would be pretty stiff.
     
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  14. McGrande

    McGrande Well-Known Member

    Well that explains the floppy performance of my Vulfix 2006. It has a 22mm knot and a 50mm loft. Just can't use the darn thing. Zero backbone.
     
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  15. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    That's how I felt about two Vulfix brushes. Besides not being as tightly packed, the loft was factory set at taller than twice the diameter. By "choking up" on the knot it's possible to load hard soap. Still have a floppy paint brush when applying lather.
    Almost spoiled my opinion of badgers in general. Since then I've acquired two knots set deeper, and made by other folks. A Whipped Dog High Mountain , and a Virginia Sheng (?) pure black. Much better, although nothing like a boar or synthetic for backbone.
     
  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    OMG, I love those handles! How about a link to the site where you got it?
     
  17. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

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  18. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I've got one of those...
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    Scritchy too!
     
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  19. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Looks like 'possum fur in a salt shaker! :eek:
     
  20. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

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