Thanks for the feedback.
I find it interesting that both of you mentioned classicshaving.com, I have visited that site often. My only concern is that I'm shipping to Canada, and some retailers seem to have a better handle on that than others. Lee's, for instance, only charges $6.50 for orders under 1 pound, so the $23.50 brush ends up only costing me $30, plus a possible extra $5 +7% at the border, kind of a hit and miss charge.
Classic shaving, on the other hand, will charge almost $12.00, and when I tack that on to even the cheap $34.99 brushes, I'm already close to twice the cost, then again the border nazis may tack on more just for giggles.
As for the slippery slope, yeah, I can see myself heading down that road. That's why we have birthdays and Xmas. So, what this purchase really is is just a desperate measure to get rid of by crappy bristle brush and get a decent brush that I can use until the end of the year, and then get a better brush as a replacement. Maybe the three peice Merkur Futur that comes with a cool brush.
Anyway, I may get the Vulfix best badger, but I'm still leaning towards Lee's pure badger then maybe getting some Proraso in there too.
Yeah, I can be wishy-washy. It's a lifestyle choice, and I'm comfortable with it. Well, mostly, some days, okay with it. Kinda...
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