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    Default Synthetic for travel

    Best synthetic brush for under 50 bucks? Wanted for travel when proper drying won't be possible with badger or boar.
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    Frank Shaving synthetic custom. $25 delivered. Great brushes and will dry within 2-3 hours. Good luck.
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    I would recommend the Shea Moisture brush available at Target. It is serviceable although not glamorous, and is only $9 so if you lose it you're not out much.
    Big ol' loser of the 2013 - Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Gentlemanly Insanity thread, but I'm trying to make it through the rest of the year anyway...

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    It seems the only synthetics people have high regard for are from Muhle and Frank shaving.

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    19mm Muhle.

    http://www.muehle-shaving.com/shop/b...7/100/39_K_252

    Manufacture's site shows the SRP. Street price is below this.

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    personally I've had good results with the Body Shop brush, it's a little scritchy but lathers like a champ and it's only $13 in Canada. Dries quickly.

    I don't travel that much, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to tie up a lot of $$$ in something that won't get used much.

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    connaught has it but he isn't accepting orders until the 4th.
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    The Muehle 39k 252 is my choice at the moment.
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    I have the Muhle synthetic travel brush. Link. The brush fits nicely into the handle which is open on one end for drying. Very nice design.

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    Or maybe the custom frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearHeart View Post
    The Muehle 39k 252 is my choice at the moment.
    If that is what you are looking at....

    This is where you will need to be looking for it http://connaughtshaving.com/39k252.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy View Post
    I would recommend the Shea Moisture brush available at Target. It is serviceable although not glamorous, and is only $9 so if you lose it you're not out much.
    +1. It was nine dollars and I use it when I travel. It's small, works well, and dries very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffJ View Post
    I have the Muhle synthetic travel brush. Link. The brush fits nicely into the handle which is open on one end for drying. Very nice design.

    31 M 536
    travel shaving brush, Silvertip FibreŽ
    anodized aluminium 21 mm M
    +1 Just got this for Christmas and have used it twice. No way I'd suspect it wasn't real badger if you didn't tell me EXCEPT that it dries so quickly. Great design. Perfect travel brush. It's replacing my wide Omega Mighty Midget (which takes TOO long to dry.)

    Here's where mine was purchased.

    http://www.shaving.ie/products/Muhle...etCurrencyId=4

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestino View Post
    Frank Shaving synthetic custom. $25 delivered. Great brushes and will dry within 2-3 hours. Good luck.
    +1 here. My FS is a brilliant brush
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    Muhle silvertip fibers, Omega Artificial badger or FS synthetic.
    Of these, Muhle is my favorite. Omega is OK, and FS a bit more plasticcy in look and feel.
    Have a nice day! - Wim

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