When do silvertip badgers need replaced?

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by ShavePastor, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. ShavePastor

    ShavePastor New Member

    Do they wear out over years & years of use to the point of needing replaced? Is there such thing as too many hooks, splits, etc.... in the knot as to consider it worn out?
     
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  2. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I’ve yet to replace any of mine. But I suppose if they’ve lost too many hairs or just don’t lather to your satisfaction anymore, it’s time to replace. But there is no exact time interval for replacement.
     
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  3. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I"d guess a 2 or 3 in a life time. I use my brushes like a government mule, both boar and badger and they're holding up well. Honestly, I don't remember ever having to buy one out of necessity until I found this place anyway. If you'd like a new brush, treat yourself to a new one. The trick is not to go crazy, I haven't learned that trick however and that slops over to straight razors and soaps. Lifetime supply of both here.
     
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I would say depending the quality of the brush; I'd say properly taken care of brush can last 20 years. I've personally seen a boar Made Rite last my Dad over 35 years, used 6 days of the week. Just a personal preference, I find the silver tip almost too soft, a Simpson best badger seems to last forever. That said, I'm sure a good quality silver tip serve you well for a good long time.
     
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  5. RaZorBurn123

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

    I've had brushes for six years and no sign of wear. I wouldn't worry about it, use and dry/store properly and you'll have a lifetime of use.
     
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  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    The only time you need to replace a badger brush is when you lose it in your travels. If you use and dry/store properly, you'll have a lifetime of use.
     
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