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    Question If I were to get a Vulfix, which one would you recommend?

    A store nearby (-mind you it's still a 10 min. walk -) carries Vulfix brushes. As I feel BAD pulling me to the dark side once more, I wonder which model of Vulfix brush you gents would recommend I get.
    I'm looking for a small/medium size, soft but not ultra-floppy. I'm a 70-30% soap/cream user. Thanks for any tips...

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    The vulfix are perfect for creams, but the one that is recommended for soaps is the 660. Of the smallish brushes.
    But...! I dont know if its available outside of leesrazors.

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    Thanks.

    No one else...?

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    I have a 2234 in super. It's a tad bit too floppy and lightly packed for my taste and I like brushes on the floppy side. I've used it with creams and soaps with the same results. I don't really understand the argument that you need a stiff brush for soaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeyboy View Post
    I have a 2234 in super. It's a tad bit too floppy and lightly packed for my taste and I like brushes on the floppy side. I've used it with creams and soaps with the same results. I don't really understand the argument that you need a stiff brush for soaps.
    Cause it's easier to load it with soap if its a little stiffer.

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    401 Mayfair. Good medium sized brush. Not floppy. Equally good with creams and soaps.

    I got one from a member several months ago and it immediately became my daily brush. For $40 US you cant beat the Mayfair.
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    Vulfix VS/5 Boar brush.

    Surprisingly, boar brushes work great, and for $11 you get some variety and your investment is low.

    I have several nice badger brushes (Shavemac, Savile Row, Rooney), but I find myself regularly passing them up for the boar.

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    I had a 2234 and it was a decent brush. I would probably stick with one of their pure/best offerings though. I bought one (403 - Mayfailr) for my brother and it seemed to have more backbone than the 2234.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeyboy View Post
    I have a 2234 in super. It's a tad bit too floppy and lightly packed for my taste and I like brushes on the floppy side. I've used it with creams and soaps with the same results. I don't really understand the argument that you need a stiff brush for soaps.
    I have the same brush, and I have to mirror every single word Monkeyboy's uttered above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by napoleon View Post
    Cause it's easier to load it with soap if its a little stiffer.
    It is easy to similuate a stiffer brush by gripping the bristles just above the handle and give a light squeeze. Load your brush with soap and let the fun begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mankini View Post
    It is easy to similuate a stiffer brush by gripping the bristles just above the handle and give a light squeeze. Load your brush with soap and let the fun begin.
    Yes, I'm doing that too, but why bother gripping it differently if you can just buy a stiffer brush.
    But that's just me. I have the 2234 and use it with soaps none the less.

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    The workhorse of my stable has become the Vulfix 660 pure medium badger that I picked up from Lees Razors. It is especially formulated for soaps but works great with creams, too. Hold a lot of water and quickly makes tons of lather. Got it for $33 with no S&H (if you tell Lee you're a member of B&B). A great go-to brush IMHO. My silver tip super badger lies fallow these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studman46 View Post
    The workhorse of my stable has become the Vulfix 660 pure medium badger that I picked up from Lees Razors. It is especially formulated for soaps but works great with creams, too. Hold a lot of water and quickly makes tons of lather. Got it for $33 with no S&H (if you tell Lee you're a member of B&B). A great go-to brush IMHO. My silver tip super badger lies fallow these days.

    +1 on vulfix 660 and Lees
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardBuster View Post
    +1 on vulfix 660 and Lees
    Are those trimmed brushes, or is that just how the photo is cropped on his site??

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    trimmed brushes, they are nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theperfectstorm View Post
    401 Mayfair. Good medium sized brush. Not floppy. Equally good with creams and soaps.

    I got one from a member several months ago and it immediately became my daily brush. For $40 US you cant beat the Mayfair.
    +1

    I like the Mayfair quite a bit. I will note that it is not a very dense brush, but it does do a fantastic job at creating good lather.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.

    In the end I went with the one Rooney brush my vendor had in stock. A 1/2 in super. Cost me quite a bit more than the Vulfixes of comparable size, but in the end I just liked the density and hair grade of the Rooney a lot more...

    I did get to 'feel' quite a number of Vulfixes and had a nice conversation with my vendor on them. To me, the pure grade seemed a lot more suited to my needs: it was quite soft and no too flexible in the shaft. Felt almost like the old Simpsons best grade to me. The super grade OTOH was a lot softer in the tips. Sadly the shafts were too flexible for my liking, resulting, I imagine, in a very wet floppy mop when lathering...

    So this time it was Rooney. In the future, I certainly could see myself getting a smaller Vulfix pure badger brush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardBuster View Post
    trimmed brushes, they are nice.
    This will feel pretty different from a brush that hasn't been trimmed, though..

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    Which Vulfix brush to get? One with a gold sticker on it, of course ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    Which Vulfix brush to get? One with a gold sticker on it, of course ...
    That about sums it up - I haven't owned seen a Vulfix that does it for me.

    However, I wouldn't mind getting one of the boar VS/5 - anyone sell these other than classicshaving?
    Chris.

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