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Stauff
10-02-2008, 10:37 AM
A store nearby (-mind you it's still a 10 min. walk :rolleyes:-) carries Vulfix brushes. As I feel BAD pulling me to the dark side once more, I wonder which model of Vulfix brush you gents would recommend I get.
I'm looking for a small/medium size, soft but not ultra-floppy. I'm a 70-30% soap/cream user. Thanks for any tips...

napoleon
10-02-2008, 10:45 AM
The vulfix are perfect for creams, but the one that is recommended for soaps is the 660. Of the smallish brushes.
But...! I dont know if its available outside of leesrazors.:confused:

Stauff
10-03-2008, 12:50 AM
Thanks.

No one else...?

Monkeyboy
10-03-2008, 03:10 AM
I have a 2234 in super. It's a tad bit too floppy and lightly packed for my taste and I like brushes on the floppy side. I've used it with creams and soaps with the same results. I don't really understand the argument that you need a stiff brush for soaps.

napoleon
10-03-2008, 03:50 AM
I have a 2234 in super. It's a tad bit too floppy and lightly packed for my taste and I like brushes on the floppy side. I've used it with creams and soaps with the same results. I don't really understand the argument that you need a stiff brush for soaps.

Cause it's easier to load it with soap if its a little stiffer.:wink:

theperfectstorm
10-03-2008, 05:52 AM
401 Mayfair. Good medium sized brush. Not floppy. Equally good with creams and soaps.

I got one from a member several months ago and it immediately became my daily brush. For $40 US you cant beat the Mayfair.

bpope62
10-03-2008, 06:00 AM
Vulfix VS/5 Boar brush.

Surprisingly, boar brushes work great, and for $11 you get some variety and your investment is low.

I have several nice badger brushes (Shavemac, Savile Row, Rooney), but I find myself regularly passing them up for the boar.

Bob

biomesh
10-03-2008, 06:37 AM
I had a 2234 and it was a decent brush. I would probably stick with one of their pure/best offerings though. I bought one (403 - Mayfailr) for my brother and it seemed to have more backbone than the 2234.

Rorschuck
10-03-2008, 06:48 AM
I have a 2234 in super. It's a tad bit too floppy and lightly packed for my taste and I like brushes on the floppy side. I've used it with creams and soaps with the same results. I don't really understand the argument that you need a stiff brush for soaps.

I have the same brush, and I have to mirror every single word Monkeyboy's uttered above.

mankini
10-03-2008, 09:46 AM
Cause it's easier to load it with soap if its a little stiffer.:wink:

It is easy to similuate a stiffer brush by gripping the bristles just above the handle and give a light squeeze. Load your brush with soap and let the fun begin.

napoleon
10-03-2008, 10:13 AM
It is easy to similuate a stiffer brush by gripping the bristles just above the handle and give a light squeeze. Load your brush with soap and let the fun begin.

Yes, I'm doing that too, but why bother gripping it differently if you can just buy a stiffer brush.
But that's just me. I have the 2234 and use it with soaps none the less.

studman46
10-04-2008, 11:56 PM
The workhorse of my stable has become the Vulfix 660 pure medium badger that I picked up from Lees Razors. It is especially formulated for soaps but works great with creams, too. Hold a lot of water and quickly makes tons of lather. Got it for $33 with no S&H (if you tell Lee you're a member of B&B). A great go-to brush IMHO. My silver tip super badger lies fallow these days.

BeardBuster
10-05-2008, 02:56 PM
The workhorse of my stable has become the Vulfix 660 pure medium badger that I picked up from Lees Razors. It is especially formulated for soaps but works great with creams, too. Hold a lot of water and quickly makes tons of lather. Got it for $33 with no S&H (if you tell Lee you're a member of B&B). A great go-to brush IMHO. My silver tip super badger lies fallow these days.


+1 on vulfix 660 and Lees

ScottS
10-05-2008, 03:03 PM
+1 on vulfix 660 and Lees

Are those trimmed brushes, or is that just how the photo is cropped on his site??

BeardBuster
10-05-2008, 03:21 PM
trimmed brushes, they are nice.

burningdarkness
10-05-2008, 05:25 PM
401 Mayfair. Good medium sized brush. Not floppy. Equally good with creams and soaps.

I got one from a member several months ago and it immediately became my daily brush. For $40 US you cant beat the Mayfair.

+1

I like the Mayfair quite a bit. I will note that it is not a very dense brush, but it does do a fantastic job at creating good lather.

Stauff
10-07-2008, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.

In the end I went with the one Rooney brush my vendor had in stock. A 1/2 in super. Cost me quite a bit more than the Vulfixes of comparable size, but in the end I just liked the density and hair grade of the Rooney a lot more...

I did get to 'feel' quite a number of Vulfixes and had a nice conversation with my vendor on them. To me, the pure grade seemed a lot more suited to my needs: it was quite soft and no too flexible in the shaft. Felt almost like the old Simpsons best grade to me. The super grade OTOH was a lot softer in the tips. Sadly the shafts were too flexible for my liking, resulting, I imagine, in a very wet floppy mop when lathering...

So this time it was Rooney. In the future, I certainly could see myself getting a smaller Vulfix pure badger brush.

ScottS
10-07-2008, 03:29 PM
trimmed brushes, they are nice.

This will feel pretty different from a brush that hasn't been trimmed, though..

Doc4
10-09-2008, 06:03 PM
Which Vulfix brush to get? One with a gold sticker on it, of course ...

Suzuki
10-13-2008, 08:11 AM
Which Vulfix brush to get? One with a gold sticker on it, of course ...

That about sums it up - I haven't owned seen a Vulfix that does it for me.

However, I wouldn't mind getting one of the boar VS/5 - anyone sell these other than classicshaving?