OK, I have been shaving with a brush for about 3 weeks now. I have a C&E Travel brush that is Pure Badger, and I like it but still find it a bit prickly and slightly firm. I want a brush which is soft on the tips with a little less backbone, maybe even to the point of being a bit floppy. BUT, as I have no experience in these matters and there is not a plethora of brushes locally to try, I am in a quandry. BTW, this brush is tiny, I thought that would be a good thing, but I was wrong. Way too small for me to hold comfortably when whipping up lather in an espresso cup.
I think I would like a Silvertip brush, in a 22-24mm knot, with some loft to give it some suppleness. The handle should be substantial, and I use pretty much creams with the odd soap thrown in (I am getting a T&H Luxury soap for Xmas from my Sister). I have tried C&E Sienna and cannot get a good lather with it. I have tried Proraso, and frankly don't like it. I currently use C&E Sandalwood, but today picked up a tube of the Almond cream from them as well. See a trend here?!?.
I like the looks of the Shavemac finest 22709 and the price as well. I am not sure of Omega brushes, and don't see alot of positive things about them here. What about Vulfix?? I would go to the large C&E brush, but in Canada that thing is like $140 where it is only $85 or so in the US. Is there a Rooney which compares with the Shavemac in that price range?
I would like to spend less than $75 if I can get away with it, but heck I just don't know what I want.