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Pure Badger Shaving Brushes Reviews

4.62 stars, based on 99 reviews
Often darker in color. It is beneficial for exfoliation and lathering, but the least soft of the badger hair options.
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A Good Brush

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.The bristles broke in relatively quickly and now they feel soft against my skin, the size of the brush is neither too small nor too big -- which allows a balance between ease of lathering and control over application -- and the brush is small enough to fit on my chrome stand and therefore easily portable.

All-Around Good Badger Brush

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory "This is a solid badger brush for anyone who does not want to spend very much. The brush is quite soft and has the look and feel of a higher-grade badger knot. That being said, if you're looking for a stiff brush that can be used to lather vigorously, this is likely not the brush for you. Overall though, this is a great first choice for those who refuse to settle for a low-grade brush, as it strikes a nice balance between cost and quality.

Awesome brush!

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ebony This brush lathers more efficiently than my starter Omega boar brush - the bristles are much softer and as a result feels better when applying the lather on my face. Lost a few bristles during the break-in phase, but it seems to retain them rather well.

Awesome!

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ebony "Great brush for the price! Makes a real nice lather. Not sure spending more money would be worth it.

Badgers? We don need no stinkin Badgers!

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Omega 63171 Pure Badger Shaving Brush Great shave brush. And no it doesn't stink.

Best Brush Ever?

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 This was my first Simpson's purchase as I was not sure if I was going to like them so I started out conservatively. What it managed to do was turn me into a short loft, pure badger addict. I have a Berkley in Pure also, but when I use it the knot seems almost too big now...so this is my main brush and would highly reccomend!

Best.


Coarse!

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Nickel Plated.Love the design! Knurled metal at brush head allows use with or without the handle (case). Big enough brush to work up and hold a good lather. BUT, I would have gladly paid an extra $20-30 for a higher quality hair. The pure badger hair is very coarse and "sticky/spikey"! Fine if you're painting on your lather but if you're swirling on the lather with the tips of the hair, you're GONNA feel it! Full Disclosure: The brush is new and may soften up considerably with use. If so, I'll certainly amend my review. Still would have preferred a higher quality badger, though.

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Coarse!

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Nickel Plated.

Love the design! Knurled metal at brush head allows use with or without the handle (case). Big enough brush to work up and hold a good lather. BUT, I would have gladly paid an extra $20-30 for a higher quality hair. The pure badger hair is very coarse and "sticky/spikey"! Fine if you're painting on your lather but if you're swirling on the lather with the tips of the hair, you're GONNA feel it! Full Disclosure: The brush is new and may soften up considerably with use. If so, I'll certainly amend my review. Still would have preferred a higher quality badger, though.


Comfortable to handle. Good bristles.

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 Comfortable to handle. Good bristles.

Decent

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.This brush was a little smaller than I had thought it was going to be, but it actually works really well. I don't really have anything bad to say about it.

Decent

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.This brush was a little smaller than I had thought it was going to be, but it actually works really well. I don't really have anything bad to say about it.

Decent!

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Silver Aluminum Handle .I was a little worried because of the below review, but liked the design (which many seem to share) and color. The knot isn't very dense so it's a bit floppy and being a pure badger it's a touch scritchy... But really not bad! I used it daily before upgrading to a "home brush" as well as for travel, where it really shines. Dries quickly, hasn't shed and works well in general.

Decent!

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Silver Aluminum Handle .I was a little worried because of the below review, but liked the design (which many seem to share) and color. The knot isn't very dense so it's a bit floppy and being a pure badger it's a touch scritchy... But really not bad! I used it daily before upgrading to a "home brush" as well as for travel, where it really shines. Dries quickly, hasn't shed and works well in general.

Dynamite Comes In small packages.

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.Initial impression: Holy cow this thing is tiny. The handle is kind of cheap looking, and the logo looks like a bad model car decal. First use was mediocre at best. My suggestion is to lather it to the best of your ability on your hand first, then wash it thoroughly. After the first use, however, this thing exploded lather. I was actually surprised at the amount of lather that it put out. I was using Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Shaving Soap but I've also tried it on my no-name puck as well, with the same results. For someone trying to get into badger-hair on a budget this is a good choice. The size and handle leave something to be desired, but this thing packs a punch where it counts.

Dynamite Comes In small packages.

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.Initial impression: Holy cow this thing is tiny. The handle is kind of cheap looking, and the logo looks like a bad model car decal. First use was mediocre at best. My suggestion is to lather it to the best of your ability on your hand first, then wash it thoroughly. After the first use, however, this thing exploded lather. I was actually surprised at the amount of lather that it put out. I was using Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Shaving Soap but I've also tried it on my no-name puck as well, with the same results. For someone trying to get into badger-hair on a budget this is a good choice. The size and handle leave something to be desired, but this thing packs a punch where it counts.

Easy to use just the right size

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 I like the feel in my hand and the texture if the bristles it works better than my old brush even when it was new. Would recommend to everyone.

Edwin Jagger Travel Brush

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Nickel Plated.Awesome brush??_ everything I needed!

EXCELLENT BRUSH

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 You may be thinking, if he titles it "EXCELLENT BRUSH" then why is he rating it four stars and not five? Very simple reason. It is small. Quality brush, but not much to it, for me. Yet it does work well. For the price, a great value. Just remember, although Simpson says they sterilize (and I believe that they truly do) the brush, it is from a badger, therefore thoroughly wash it before first use. Otherwise, it will have an unpleasant odor. Doesn't really stink, as it is more annoying/unpleasant. Even after washing/cleaning it a few times, it still took a few uses to get the smell out, by having my various soap aromas take over. All things considered, it's an excellent badger brush. I hope this helps you.

Excellent Brush

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West Coast Shaving Beacon Black Synthetic Shaving Brush, Black I just purchased this brush and have used it only a few times but it was terrific from day one. My previous brush was animal hair and had to be broken in for several months, while this brush was perfect out of the box. It lathers up beautifully and is both soft on the face and stiff in the bowl, a perfect combination. Also, at least for the first several times, I have not noticed any bristles falling out. My previous brush shed bristles every time it was used. I will definitely purchase again.

Excellent brush

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Parker Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Black and Chrome Like the workmanship that went into making this brush. I look forward to many years of good service from this brush.

Excellent Quality Brush

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Parker Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Black and Chrome I bought this brush as a travel brush and it is now my main brush. Compared to my expensive Simpson Badger, this brush is just as good at $100 less. The look and quality of knot is superb!

Excellent Value; Handle Thick

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A very good brush at a fantastic value. One issue though is that the handle is thick and may not fit all brush stands. It didn't fit mine.


Fantastic brush!!

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.Best 20 bucks I have ever spent. This brush is simply amazing. Lather like you would not believe! The badger hair combined with KissMyFace cream makes for the most hydrating, comfortable shave I have ever had. Thanks West Coast Shave!

Fantastic brush!!

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.Best 20 bucks I have ever spent. This brush is simply amazing. Lather like you would not believe! The badger hair combined with KissMyFace cream makes for the most hydrating, comfortable shave I have ever had. Thanks West Coast Shave!

First Brush

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.Brush works great. Currently using it with a Col Conk Apothecary Mug and Col Conk soap. Builds a very quick lather. Great starter brush may upgrade at a latter date to something other than a plastic handle, but can not beat this for the price.

First Brush

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.Brush works great. Currently using it with a Col Conk Apothecary Mug and Col Conk soap. Builds a very quick lather. Great starter brush may upgrade at a latter date to something other than a plastic handle, but can not beat this for the price.

Gateway brush for Simpson

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 At first, I was skeptical. Out of the box, the brush is pretty scritchy (which is what I like but it felt like a run of the mill $12 Pure badger). After a week, WOW! It expressed its true personality. It's a gentle exfoliater that can be used in painting strokes or circular motions. The loft is dense and the backbone is stiff. It has lost a handful of hairs (which is to be expected considering the denseness of the loft). I love it!

Glad I didn't give up on this brush

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Omega 63171 Pure Badger Shaving Brush Ok...I take back my last review on this brush... At first this brush felt too floppy, and didn't wana hold a lather...But I found that as long as you don't soak , and just rinse the brush fast just to get the hairs wet, and faced lather it will make a good lather...but I'm sure if you do the same and bowl lather you will get the same results.... I'm glad I didn't give up on this brush after the first bad experience, BC it seems to have gained more backbone for some reason after a few uses, believe it or not, and its already very soft on the face...I'm happy to also say that it is quickly becoming one of my go to brushes.....Remember! If you get this brush and it gives you any trouble, then do like I said, and just rinse the hairs quick to get them damp, then do your thing, BC its a very soft brush right out of the box, so if you presoak it , it gets way too floppy.... If you follow these guidelines then you will really enjoy this brush

Good Brush

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Makes and holds a nice thick lather.


Good brush, great value

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This brush is awesome as an intro into Badger brushes. It is a little prickly on the face, but that will decrease as it breaks in I'm sure. For the price, makes a great first Badger or travel brush. I have read from other reviewers that the brush smelled bad when new. If you are new to Badger brushes, this is the curing compound that is used to preserve the Badger hair, and comes out in a day or so. I was sure to was the brush thoroughly, followed by lathering and letting that sit overnight. The next morning there was no smell at all. Great value.


Good little brush

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 Because this brush is made with Pure Badger hair, the quality isn't as good as more expensive badger brushes. However, this is still a good brush! It was my first badger brush, and I think it was a great choice! It took a couple of weeks to break it in and get the bristles fully bloomed, but I have really enjoyed this brush. At a price of $25, it's really a bargain! I would recommend this brush for the beginner who is interested in Wet Shaving but doesn't want to spend the big money just yet.

Good overall brush

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 Being new to wet shaving. I really have no point of reference as to whether this is a good , better or best brush. I will say that it has softened up with use and does a decent job of creating a good lather. It has lost a few bristles since I got it but not

Good Travel Brush

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Silver Aluminum Handle .I bought this specifically as a travel brush and it works great. I strongly recommend this as a good value. Other than it's good looks, what makes it so good? Compact size, builds a good lather (not great, but good enough), soft enough (remember this is a travel brush), and reasonably priced compared to other travel brushes. This is probably nit-picky, but to me the only flaw in the design is the drying. The single perforation at the bottom of the handle doesn't provide any airflow to dry the brush when it's packed, this is because the brush knot end sits on top of it and the brush end faces out but doesn't have the opportunity to fan out. If you want the knot to last don't pack it right after a shave. Carrying a rubber band and using that as modified way to hang dry the brush on a knob works as a good way to dry it upside down like a proper brush.

Good Travel Brush

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Silver Aluminum Handle .I bought this specifically as a travel brush and it works great. I strongly recommend this as a good value. Other than it's good looks, what makes it so good? Compact size, builds a good lather (not great, but good enough), soft enough (remember this is a travel brush), and reasonably priced compared to other travel brushes. This is probably nit-picky, but to me the only flaw in the design is the drying. The single perforation at the bottom of the handle doesn't provide any airflow to dry the brush when it's packed, this is because the brush knot end sits on top of it and the brush end faces out but doesn't have the opportunity to fan out. If you want the knot to last don't pack it right after a shave. Carrying a rubber band and using that as modified way to hang dry the brush on a knob works as a good way to dry it upside down like a proper brush.

Great Brush

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Parker Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Black and Chrome My first badger,I upgraded from a boar. Soft on the skin,holds a lot of water,mixes cream well. Excellent quality. Get the Omega chrome stand for it,and you are all set!

Great brush

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ebony "Great brush to use. Works very well as intended.

Great brush fits well in

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Omega 63171 Pure Badger Shaving Brush "Great brush fits well in hand and makes lather with ease

Great brush for the money

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Omega 63171 Pure Badger Shaving Brush This is my first brush, figured I'd try it out before investing in the fancier ones (read, Pricier ones!) After using it for a year, I can't think of any improvements to make. The hairs don't fall out, either. And in comes in a re-usable case.

Great Brush For The Money

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.I don't have a ton to compare this to as it's my first brush, but it has turned out to give old school shaving methods a go. The brush has held up well with only a few hairs coming loose on the first shave. It's held tight since with no issues. The brush builds a nice lather, holds water well, and cleans out easily. It's a nice size too. It did have a slightly badgery smell on first use, but with a quick soak in vinegar it was totally fine. A great brush for the money.

Great Brush For The Money

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.I don't have a ton to compare this to as it's my first brush, but it has turned out to give old school shaving methods a go. The brush has held up well with only a few hairs coming loose on the first shave. It's held tight since with no issues. The brush builds a nice lather, holds water well, and cleans out easily. It's a nice size too. It did have a slightly badgery smell on first use, but with a quick soak in vinegar it was totally fine. A great brush for the money.

Great brush for the price

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ebony Have used the brush several times and I'm well pleased with the brush. I didn't expect much for what I paid for the brush but was I wrong. The bristles are just stiff enough to do the job and flexible enough to spread good, rich lather over your face. Would recommend this brush anytime.

Great brush!

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.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.

Great brush! Lathers well and

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Parker Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Black and Chrome Great brush! Lathers well and feel very good.

Great Brush!!!

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.This is my first Brush,just got it but it is great!! very smooth,no hairs falling out,knot seams to be really good,and it makes some great lather,I used TOBS-Jermyn St Cream,and a little bit made a ton of Lather! LOVE IT!!! This Brush is also softer then it looks online,and makes lathering a snap! Do yourself a favor,if your new to DE Shaving this is a Perfect First Brush!

Great Brush!!!

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Vulfix 1000A Pure Badger Shaving Brush, Faux Ivory.This is my first Brush,just got it but it is great!! very smooth,no hairs falling out,knot seams to be really good,and it makes some great lather,I used TOBS-Jermyn St Cream,and a little bit made a ton of Lather! LOVE IT!!! This Brush is also softer then it looks online,and makes lathering a snap! Do yourself a favor,if your new to DE Shaving this is a Perfect First Brush!

Great design but...

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Silver Aluminum Handle .Light-weight, well made, great design for travel. The brush unscrews from the case so it can be stored in the case, but the case remains open so the brush dries faster. The only problem is that the brush quality is not great - very scritchy. It does dry faster than better quality badger, but not the most comfortable if you're looking for a soft brush. Also longer brush loft means you'll want to do a paintbrush style application vs. circular. Not bad, but could be a lot better too.

Great design but...

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Edwin Jagger Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush, Silver Aluminum Handle .Light-weight, well made, great design for travel. The brush unscrews from the case so it can be stored in the case, but the case remains open so the brush dries faster. The only problem is that the brush quality is not great - very scritchy. It does dry faster than better quality badger, but not the most comfortable if you're looking for a soft brush. Also longer brush loft means you'll want to do a paintbrush style application vs. circular. Not bad, but could be a lot better too.

Great Little Brush

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Simpson Special 1 Pure Badger Shaving Brush S1 "IMO this is the perfect little brush for travel or as an inexpensive start into wet shaving. For as small as the knot is, it has pretty good backbone.

Great place to start!!!

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Omega 63171 Pure Badger Shaving Brush I was looking to experiment and found a great balance of gear to start with. I had not shaved with a brush since borrowing my Dad's as a kid. This brush is a great entry point.......performance wise and price wise. I can't imagine what improvement is still on the table but would be very tempted to buy the same brush again when it comes time to replace

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