I only face lather and only use shaving creams. My current brush (Merkur) was my first ever brush that I got in a set with a 38C, stand and bowl. Now that I have been wet shaving for a few years, I am interested in upgrading my brush. My current one is a silver tip badger hair brush, so it isn't necessarily bad, I just want to upgrade. I guess I am experiencing BAD.
I would love to have one that has a case I can use when traveling like I have seen with some brushes like Kents and Simpsons.
I have also heard of synthetic hairs and wonder how they compare to the best badger hairs available.
Thanks for your input as I hope to pair this up with a new Muhle R41 Grande.