Lathers Well with Hard Water
Bought the brush recently after many years with a sub-standard drug store brush. When matched with a good quality soap, e.g. Col. Conk unscented, I got an excellent lather quickly. This has definitely been worth the cost for the brush.
Lather in seconds ...
... with this quality-tipped brush! I have tried it with a French shaving soap from the drug store, an Italian brand at a higher price point, and an English brand at a still-higher price point.It worked quickly with all three. But the most satisfying was with the English soap. I follow up with a very soothing balm from Provence
simpson commodore x2best badger shave brush
this is a nice brush at an affordable price makes shaving a luxury would buy again
Great brush for great price
So far, I enjoy this brush more and more with each use. It continues to get better and better through use. I highly recommend the simpson line of brushes to anyone!
Well worth the price!
I have been using the Simpson Commodore X2 shaving brush for more than a month now and I am thrilled with the purchase. It is exactly as advertised. The best badger hair performs really well, nice and thick and holds water well. You really need to store the brush properly to get it to dry overnight. It also whips up a great lather and I don't need to use as much cream or soap as I use with other brushes. One interesting note is that a card in the box recommended painting strokes rather than the swirling method saying that it can damage the brush. Lastly, West Coast Shaving is great to deal with and very prompt in getting my package to me.