I'm a new wet shaver and recently purchased what I think will turn out to be a "starter" brush--here are the stats:
Savile Row 101
Pure Badger shaving brush 3¾"
Handmade shaving brush with 100% pure badger hair. Mock-ivory lathe-turned resin handle. 3¾" tall.
• Handle height = 45mm
• Hair height = 50mm
• Overall height = 95mm
• Knot size (hair width at base) = 20mm
I've been using the brush for 3-4 days and really like the shaving experience so far. I've been using some Proraso in the tube and some Trumpers Sandalwood cream, both of which I really like. I have a Merkur Vision on delivery as I write this, so have been using my Mach 3 Turbo till it arrives, with OK results--at least no cuts!
Here's my question--while I like the SR101, the tips feel a bit prickly on my face, and I'm not sure if this is what to expect from a good shave brush, or if its more about the quality to be expected of a brush with "pure" badger hair. I'm willing to stick it out for now, but wonder if a SilverTip (read = "more expensive") brush will make a big enough difference in this area to notice.
Any advice out there?