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    Default Bought the worst brush ever!

    Hello, just like to say.
    Today I was at Sparkj°p (large cheap everything-store), and found my second brush. It was priced about $12, so no worries about it being a bad brush (I just really wanted to try something else as to be able to compare). It was a bit stiff, but I don't really have that much experience with brushes.

    Alas... It was marked "Pure Bristles, Made in Germany" and ate up all my lather!
    First I tried making lather with it, used a good dash of Mr. Taylor. No luck, just my black bowl left after some swirls. Hmm. Then I made a good batch with my AOS brush, and tried applying some with my new brush. One swirl, two swirls, everything gone and the brush was all dry. And I couldn't get any on my face afterwards. You might want to stay clear of cheap-o brushes

    (Sorry for bad pic, but my real digicam hadn't any battery left.)
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    Hi,
    It really looks bad. Getting a pure badger brush would be a better idea.
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    Hell, my cheap azzed Van Der Hagen Boar looks better than that thing.
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    Looks like a boar. could be ok. boar brushes don't hold water or heat like a badger, so that adjustment could be the issue. I had a conk boar that was actually quite soft. good luck.

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    Wow, looks like it came off a rabid animal

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    Wow, looks like it came off a rabid animal
    I was thinking earlier today that it look LIKE a rabid animal, not just like it came from one. Like some kind of mangy mongrel terrier.

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    I did not buy it, but evaluated it. It is the brush from P(rovence) S(ante) and about 30 hairs fall out during/after each shave. The knot is pitiful.

    But it looks great next to the PS Redware S/S Dish.


    Were they to correct this issue I would sell them by the truckloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airhead View Post
    Hell, my cheap azzed Van Der Hagen Boar looks better than that thing.
    That's just what I was thinking and I paid about $3.25 for that thing at the grocery store.
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    But actually, I found it was somewhat great for lathering soap with, due to the incredible stiffness of the bristles :-) Just didn't comply with my face afterwards...

    (I should rather have put my money in the Erasmic cream next to the brush in the store, which now I read is a great cream)

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    wilkinson 4 euro brush from the supermarket, its not nylon, its not bristle, its just plain plastic, i dont get it,
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    My first and only experience with a synthetic brush...

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    Guess it didn't like GFT Rose
    If anyone wants it, PM me, they can have it!!!
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    Is it the premium one? Isn't that supposed to be great? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubamann View Post
    Is it the premium one? Isn't that supposed to be great? :P
    It's not the premium one, 'only' cost me ú8 but as I only used it about 8 times that works out quite expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybadger View Post
    It's not the premium one, 'only' cost me ú8 but as I only used it about 8 times that works out quite expensive
    Then it's the Barbiere, which is boar and not synthetic. I thought it (the boar one) was supposed to be pretty good too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjrn View Post
    Then it's the Barbiere, which is boar and not synthetic. I thought it (the boar one) was supposed to be pretty good too...
    You could well be right when you say it's boar - however, still a cheap brush that didn't do so well for me. Pays your money, takes your choice
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    The handle looks great however ,the knot of ...whatever it is: boar , muskrat, river rat doesnt look very good

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    This kind of looks like the "Bass" brushes they sell around here (Made in Germany, "pure bristle")....they look nice, but the second they touch water or any sort of cream/soap they just start falling apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john.crissman View Post
    I did not buy it, but evaluated it. It is the brush from P(rovence) S(ante) and about 30 hairs fall out during/after each shave. The knot is pitiful.

    But it looks great next to the PS Redware S/S Dish.


    Were they to correct this issue I would sell them by the truckloads.
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    Yeah, same thing with my. I actually had to look through all the brushes on the stand to pick the one with the fewest broken bristles. I had to buy one though :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarageBoy View Post
    Wow, looks like it came off a rabid animal
    NO! It can't have come from a rabid animal...it says "PURE bristles!"

    Tubamann...you'd probably make better lather if you swished a Miraphone C4 in your bowl, or a Helleberg...

    ...oops, wrong forum! Sorry...I mistook your brush for a tuba mouthpiece...
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