Good morning gents. Yesterday my daughters and I went to the local antique mall. We haunt this place every few weeks in search of shavegeek treasure. They enjoy it too and are happy to help look. My eldest very excitedly waved me over to a booth I'd gone over many times. There it was in all it's grimy glory. A small, Fuller brush stuffed with badger hair no less. You coudn't grow up around the midwest without hearing the name Fuller Brush but I'd never seen one of the salesmen, let alone any of their brushes. At least new anyway, At $7.50 I had to grab it.
The first thing I did was set about cleaning it. I wish I'd have taken before pics. 30-40 years of smudgy grime melted right away with some soft scrub. The bristles wer cleaned with Dawn and then shampoo. I figured, oh well, if it comes apart when I clean it, no huge loss. Well I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only did it NOT come apart, the hair is some of the most luxurious I've ever felt. No kidding. I was quite dubious given the weird colouration of the bristles. Your monitor doesn't lie, the brisltes are an off orange colour. Any of you who live in the midwest and have seen sawn, dried hedge lumber will know exactly the colour of which I speak. After the cleaning and drying, I ran this across my face and am most happy to say it's every bit as nice as the larger Vulfix super you see in the accompanying photos. It also holds more water in it's bristles per se than any of my other brushes including the Vulfix. You soak them down and the bristles are literally a mop of wet hair. They are quite soft. No scrubbing up tough hard soaps but I think a soft cream would literally explode in this brush. I'll try to get some lathering pics up soon. Enjoy.
Comparison shot from left to right; Omega boar, Fuller Badger, Vulfix Super, Concordbadger
Overhead of same brushes as above