Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles

We have all types of shaving brushes: badger, boar, horse hair or synthetic. Learn more about Shaving Brush Hair Types. Simpson, Kent, Edwin Jagger, Da Vinci, Shavemac, and Semogue -- we have all the best.

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Silvertip Badger Shaving Brushes
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Shaving Brush Education

Shaving Brushes have dual functionality. First they are used to create great lathers from shaving creams and shaving soaps. Second, they lift the beard and exfoliates the skin, to allow for a better shave.

Differences in Shaving Brush hair types

There are 4 common types of hair: Badger hair, Boar hair, Horse hair, and Synthetic hair. Badger hair is considered the best type of hair because of its superior ability to hold water and heat, allowing for a better lather. Boar and Horse hair tend to be less soft and hold less water, a great option for someone starting in wet shaving. Synthetic is also a great option for someone who wants a vegan option.

Pure, Best, Super and Silvetip Badger Hair Brushes

There is a range of quality of badger hair brushes going from the lower end Pure Badger to the higher end Silvertip Badger. As you go up the range, the hair becomes softer and the brush usually retains more water. Also the coloration tends to lighten as you go up the range, with Pure badger being the darkest in color, Best badger usually with different bands of color, and Silvertip with a more white color.

Shaving Brush Knot, Loft and Backbone

The knot refers to the diameter of the base of the hair. The larger the knot, the more hair there is...usually. Some knots are more densely packed than others. Loft refers to the height of the hair from the base of the knot to the top of the hair. Backbone refers to how strong the hairs stand up to pressure. Backbone is a combination of knot, loft and type of hair. The larger the knot, the more dense it is, and the shorter the loft, the more backbone it will have. Boar and Horse tend to have more backbone than badger hair. A brush without much backbone is considered "floppy".

Which stands does my brush fit into?

We are updating the information for every brush to show which stand it fits into. Look on the other information section of the product page.

Shaving Brushes Reviews
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WCS was, as usual, great
WCS was, as usual, great to deal with in this case. They took the brush back and refunded me. Sadly, that is a reflection of what I thought of the brush. I have an omega boar with this handle, and I find the handle to be very comfortable and it looks good. On the synthetic model, however, the finish wasn't as nice, and the bristles were overly stiff compared to other synths I've tried. Again, WCS is always great. This particular brush wasn't. Still, for the money, it's not bad. But I'd spend more for lusher bristles.
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My favorite brush, amazing value
I can't comment on the white handle because they made a mistake and sent me a black one. I'm not to upset by this because my main goal was to have a second one in a different color as I already own a red one.



My uncle talked me into ordering one of these after a discussion of fine badger brushes. He had heard that these brushes break in over a long time and rival super soft expensive brushes. I thought he was nuts, but at about $10 I didn't have anything to lose.



I'm very glad I took that first step. Omega really makes their brushes well. (Yes it might stink for a while but this quickly improves. If the smell really bothers you just wash it with some shampoo.) I soak my brush in hot tap water wile I shower. This changes the very stiff scratchy hair into stiff hairs with very soft tips. The more you use it the more the tips split becoming softer and softer.



Unlike a badger brush this doesn't feel like a wet mop, these brushes have some backbone. If you want to scrub hard you can. I have some stiff neck hair that lays very flat. With this brush I can really lift them up. Yet painting on cream I can barely feel the brush tips. Also this brush is huge, it will load a lot of soap nicely.



I now own at least four other Omega boar brushes of different styles, they really make a good brush at an unbelievable price. My only complaint is I wish they would offer their boar brushes with a nicer handle. It's like putting discount used tires on a high end sports car. The plastic handle is huge, ugly and feels cheap but is very comfortable so I won't complain to much.
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Great brush!
This brush is an excellent "first" badger brush. Much less expensive than silver tip, not much more than a good boar brush. Just enough backbone and an intermediate "skritchiness" with the softness of badger. I really like this brush, maybe more so than my silver tip badger...I do like a bit of skritchy.
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Great brush
This brush is great. It doesn't hold too much water , just enough to build a great lather. The size is larger than I thought but is easy to handle.
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Great brush, great price.
This is my first silvertip and it's excellent. Holds water like a champ and lathers soap quickly.
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Semogue 1250 a Great Brush for a New or Seasoned Wet Shaver !
To me the Semogue 1250 is a Great Size , Value , and Quality Option for anyone New to Wet Shaving or a Veteran . Not too huge and floppy , Great BackBone , allows control , and not a soap hog . Extremely well made , Great Quality for a Great Price by a Top Notch Shaving Brush Company . No Pig Smell either from the beginning . A 10 in my Book in the Boar Class !