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#1

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Hey amigos, just got this brush last week.

It's pretty small, 22mm finest badger with wooden handle. This is the first time I'm trying a smaller badger brush, not sure I'm liking the size, maybe it will take some getting used to.

Anyway the brush seems to be a lather eater, is this normal?

It's brand new, but I didn't know badgers needed some breaking in, I don't seem to recall having the same issue with my Parker Pure Badger.
#2
(04-16-2016, 06:37 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote: Hey amigos, just got this brush last week.

It's pretty small, 22mm finest badger with wooden handle. This is the first time I'm trying a smaller badger brush, not sure I'm liking the size, maybe it will take some getting used to.

Anyway the brush seems to be a lather eater, is this normal?

It's brand new, but I didn't know badgers needed some breaking in, I don't seem to recall having the same issue with my Parker Pure Badger.

Every badger I have owned has been a lather hog. I like the feel of my Thater but would rather have my synthetics if I had to choose.

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#3

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(04-16-2016, 07:35 AM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 06:37 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote: Hey amigos, just got this brush last week.

It's pretty small, 22mm finest badger with wooden handle. This is the first time I'm trying a smaller badger brush, not sure I'm liking the size, maybe it will take some getting used to.

Anyway the brush seems to be a lather eater, is this normal?

It's brand new, but I didn't know badgers needed some breaking in, I don't seem to recall having the same issue with my Parker Pure Badger.

Every badger I have owned has been a lather hog. I like the feel of my Thater but would rather have my synthetics if I had to choose.

Did that ever change for your Badgers? Like when boars have broken in and no longer eats so much lather?
#4
(04-16-2016, 07:55 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 07:35 AM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 06:37 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote: Hey amigos, just got this brush last week.

It's pretty small, 22mm finest badger with wooden handle. This is the first time I'm trying a smaller badger brush, not sure I'm liking the size, maybe it will take some getting used to.

Anyway the brush seems to be a lather eater, is this normal?

It's brand new, but I didn't know badgers needed some breaking in, I don't seem to recall having the same issue with my Parker Pure Badger.

Every badger I have owned has been a lather hog. I like the feel of my Thater but would rather have my synthetics if I had to choose.

Did that ever change for your Badgers? Like when boars have broken in and no longer eats so much lather?

There was a bit of a break in on the Simpsons Colonel I owned, but my Thater 3 band was good from day 1. I only owned those two and two cheaper badgers, and I sold all but the Thater and ordered the DFS Nathan Clark in Envy White. So as you can see I haven't owned a lot of badgers, but the ones I have owned have hogged lather. The Thater is great for the first pass but then holds on to the lather for the remaining passes. I always load a lot of soap very gently, lightly splay it on my face during lathering, and use more paintbrush strokes, which helps a little but it still hogs on the second and third passes. Maybe it's me, but I don't have this problem with any of my synthetics.

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#5

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(04-16-2016, 08:42 AM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 07:55 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 07:35 AM)Hobbyist Wrote: Every badger I have owned has been a lather hog. I like the feel of my Thater but would rather have my synthetics if I had to choose.

Did that ever change for your Badgers? Like when boars have broken in and no longer eats so much lather?

There was a bit of a break in on the Simpsons Colonel I owned, but my Thater 3 band was good from day 1. I only owned those two and two cheaper badgers, and I sold all but the Thater and ordered the DFS Nathan Clark in Envy White. So as you can see I haven't owned a lot of badgers, but the ones I have owned have hogged lather. The Thater is great for the first pass but then holds on to the lather for the remaining passes. I always load a lot of soap very gently, lightly splay it on my face during lathering, and use more paintbrush strokes, which helps a little but it still hogs on the second and third passes. Maybe it's me, but I don't have this problem with any of my synthetics.

Sounds like I really should revisit Synthetics. I just shaved 5 minutes ago and not only does it eat my lather, it has shed 6-8 hairs just today. Not enough to be too concerned with but definitely something to make a mental note about.

I only have one Synthetic, and that's the Plissoft Barber but I would prefer a smaller handle cause I mainly face lather. Andrew suggested I should try Stirlings and it's on my to buy list, aside from that, what Synthetic would you suggest I should try as well?
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(04-16-2016, 10:33 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 08:42 AM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 07:55 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote: Did that ever change for your Badgers? Like when boars have broken in and no longer eats so much lather?

There was a bit of a break in on the Simpsons Colonel I owned, but my Thater 3 band was good from day 1. I only owned those two and two cheaper badgers, and I sold all but the Thater and ordered the DFS Nathan Clark in Envy White. So as you can see I haven't owned a lot of badgers, but the ones I have owned have hogged lather. The Thater is great for the first pass but then holds on to the lather for the remaining passes. I always load a lot of soap very gently, lightly splay it on my face during lathering, and use more paintbrush strokes, which helps a little but it still hogs on the second and third passes. Maybe it's me, but I don't have this problem with any of my synthetics.

Sounds like I really should revisit Synthetics. I just shaved 5 minutes ago and not only does it eat my lather, it has shed 6-8 hairs just today. Not enough to be too concerned with but definitely something to make a mental note about.

I only have one Synthetic, and that's the Plissoft Barber but I would prefer a smaller handle cause I mainly face lather. Andrew suggested I should try Stirlings and it's on my to buy list, aside from that, what Synthetic would you suggest I should try as well?

I've been giving this one away in starter kits lately [just got another one yesterday in fact]. I have not actually used it as I enjoy larger knots but the quality is there and can't beat the price at $9 USD. Handle feels good to my hand as well and not a great diameter although it is somewhat tall.

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Kevin
#7
(04-16-2016, 10:33 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 08:42 AM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(04-16-2016, 07:55 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote: Did that ever change for your Badgers? Like when boars have broken in and no longer eats so much lather?

There was a bit of a break in on the Simpsons Colonel I owned, but my Thater 3 band was good from day 1. I only owned those two and two cheaper badgers, and I sold all but the Thater and ordered the DFS Nathan Clark in Envy White. So as you can see I haven't owned a lot of badgers, but the ones I have owned have hogged lather. The Thater is great for the first pass but then holds on to the lather for the remaining passes. I always load a lot of soap very gently, lightly splay it on my face during lathering, and use more paintbrush strokes, which helps a little but it still hogs on the second and third passes. Maybe it's me, but I don't have this problem with any of my synthetics.

Sounds like I really should revisit Synthetics. I just shaved 5 minutes ago and not only does it eat my lather, it has shed 6-8 hairs just today. Not enough to be too concerned with but definitely something to make a mental note about.

I only have one Synthetic, and that's the Plissoft Barber but I would prefer a smaller handle cause I mainly face lather. Andrew suggested I should try Stirlings and it's on my to buy list, aside from that, what Synthetic would you suggest I should try as well?

My favorite brush is the Stirling Kong. It has a large handle, but I like it. It's not long like the barber handle you have though. Stirling has a smaller version too, and RazoRock has some nice options too.

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(This post was last modified: 04-16-2016, 10:46 PM by celestino.)
If you are referring to the brush being a lather-hog, then a 22mm knot shouldn't really retain that much lather. It is quite easy to coax it out of the knot with a few purposeful paint-brush strokes when applying it to the face.
I have never tried that particular brush, but all of my brushes are very large 26mm + and I have no issues with them releasing lather. You just need to acclimatize yourself to each brush's characteristics to get the best out of them.

By the way, no photos of the brush? Shy

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Celestino
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#9
(04-16-2016, 10:45 PM)celestino Wrote: If you are referring to the brush being a lather-hog, then a 22mm knot shouldn't really retain that much lather. It is quite easy to coax it out of the knot with a few purposeful paint-brush strokes when applying it to the face.
I have never tried that particular brush, but all of my brushes are very large 26mm + and I have no issues with them releasing lather. You just need to acclimatize yourself to each brush's characteristics to get the best out of them.  

By the way, no photos of the brush?  Shy

I am always able to paint the lather on my face by using paintbrush strokes like you mention, but my synthetics release it a lot better. Perhaps my definition of lather hog is different than others, not sure. When I paint it on it goes on really thin as if there is no lather left in the brush, but if I squeeze the knot there is plenty. To compensate I just load the living heck out of my brush.
#10

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(04-16-2016, 10:45 PM)celestino Wrote: If you are referring to the brush being a lather-hog, then a 22mm knot shouldn't really retain that much lather. It is quite easy to coax it out of the knot with a few purposeful paint-brush strokes when applying it to the face.
I have never tried that particular brush, but all of my brushes are very large 26mm + and I have no issues with them releasing lather. You just need to acclimatize yourself to each brush's characteristics to get the best out of them.

By the way, no photos of the brush? Shy

How do you guys post photos on forums?

Btw the brush she'd like 10 strands today, beginning to get a little concerned. Tsk.


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