I've come to admitted I'm now a Badger lover..... WHY!!

Discussion started by SpeedyPC, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    G'day P&C,

    After nearly 2 years of experiencing from Boar, Plissoft, Tuxedo, Best Badger, Finest Badger, Silvertip Badger and the Manchurian White from my be loving Platypus. I believe I've been struck by an evil voodoo curse of @alfredus badger lover virus, so I'm really enjoying more of my Maseto Extra Density 2 Band Finest and the Maseto 2 Band Finest 30mm knot has really kicking me in so bloody bad.

    I'm going to keep a few brushes from Boar, Plissoft and Tuxedo in my den, and I'm going to sell nearly all my other Boar, Plissoft, Tuxedo and some Silvertip from my den to some of the guys from Lodge.

    The badger brushes I'll be buying mostly is from Maseto because the budget cost is perfect, I'll be planning to get a few more badger brushes from @Tony Forsyth soon maybe in the middle of the year, since I love my Platypus Manchurian White. Later on throughout the year with some extra help and some advise from @alfredus choosing the right Manchurian brushes in my den.

    So far I'll wait awhile to see more Maseto brushes on the market with various handle shapes design, mostly I'll be getting the 2 Band Finest 30mm knot and a few Extra Density 2 Band Finest 24mm or 26mm knot into my den.

    Chow (y)
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
  2. Benjamin

    Benjamin Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Are you hanging onto your Semogues though @SpeedyPC ?
     
  3. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    I'm keeping my Semogues 2000, SOC Boar and the SOC 2 Band Badger both in Ash & Cherry Wood
     
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  4. Benjamin

    Benjamin Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Glad to hear it, you had me worried there for a minute! :eek:
     
  5. alfredus

    alfredus organises many group buys State Convenor - SA Group Buy Caporegime

    What about your 666 Yaqi brushes :D
     
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  6. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Yeah, badger is the best in performance but horse is most ethically excellent so wins overall IMHO.

    In my experience it goes;
    1. Badger
    2. Horse
    3. Rubbing some soap on my face with my hand.
    4. Synthetic
    5. A Rock
    6. Boar

    But My sample size from 2-6 is too small to draw conclusion.


    Love,
    Ferret619.
     
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  7. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    I'm keeping two Yaqi brushes the Sagrada Familia and the Mysterious Space bulb.

    The brushes has already been sold to the guys from Lodge which are:-

    Envy Shave '8 Ball' 25/53mm Black Wolf fan knot
    Omega 10066 24/55mm knot
    Omega 20102 27/60mm knot
    Omega Hi Brush Barber Pole 46806 (Synth.) 30/60mm knot
    RazoRock BC Silvertip Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
    RazoRock Plissoft Monster Synth. 26/63mm knot
    Semogue 610 21/50mm knot
    Semogue 810 22/55mm knot
    Semogue 1800 22/55mm knot
    Simpson Berkeley 46 Best Badger 20/45mm knot
    Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic Badger v2.0 fiber 27/52mm knot
    Simpson Duke 3 Synthetic Badger v2.0 fiber 23/48mm knot
    The Stray Whisker '452' Silvertip Synth. 28/63mm knotWhipped Dog Boar in Tall Resin Handle 24/57mm knot
    Whipped Dog Black & White (Synth.) in Tall Resin Handle 24/56mm knot
    Whipped Dog Black & White (Synth.) in Tall Resin Handle 30/63mm knot
    Whipped Dog Silvertip in Tall Resin Handle 24/53mm knot
    Whipped Dog Synthetic in Tall Resin Handle 24/56mm knot
    Yaqi Tuxedo Synth. 26/62mm knot
    Yaqi Tuxedo Synth. 28/57mm knot
    Yaqi Red Marble Tuxedo Synth. 24/58mm knot
    Yaqi Red Marble Tuxedo Synth. 26/60mm knot
    Yaqi Mysterious Space Tuxedo Synth. 26/57mm fan knot


    The brush I'm keeping in my Den which are:-

    Maseto Extra Density 2 Band Finest Badger 24/55mm knot
    Maseto 2 Band Finest Badger Beehive 30/54mm knot <--- coming soon in the mail
    Maseto 2 Band Finest Badger Horn 30/54mm knot
    Platypus P&C LE 2017 24mm Fan Manchurian White
    RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot
    RazoRock Plissoft Bruce Synth. 24/57mm knot
    RazoRock Plissoft Big Bruce Synth. 26/63mm knot
    RazoRock Plissoft "BEEHIVE" Synth. 28/63mm knot
    Semogue Special Edition 2012 Badger/Boar knot 24/55mm knot
    Semogue Special Edition 2013 Silvertip 24/48mm knot
    Semogue 2000 25/60mm knot
    Semogue SOC Boar in Ash & Cherry Wood 24/55mm knot
    Semogue SOC 2 Band Badger in Ash & Cherry Wood 24/53mm knot
    Simpson Duke 3 2-Band Best Badger 23/48mm knot
    Simpson Chubby 2 Best Badger 27/50mm knot
    Stirling Finest Badger 26/54mm bulb knot
    Stirling Finest Badger 24/50mm fan knot
    Whipped Dog High Mountain Badger in Tall Resin Handle 24/55mm knot
    Yaqi Sagrada Familia Tuxedo Synth. 24/53mm knot
    Yaqi Mysterious Space Tuxedo Synth. 26/57mm bulb knot
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
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  8. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Sweet dang!
    I showed my lodge links to my collection on an online museum and no one was particularly interested! You lucky so n so
     
  9. sealer

    sealer Member

    What about yaqi vs maseto in badger?
    I heard already good things form maseto ones, but yaqi is doing a good yob on the handles, and maybe the hair on them is not much different?
    cheers
     
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  10. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    The Sydney Lodge museum is not buying my shaving items I'm selling @Ferret619 ;) there are Masons who are wet shavers like me :smug: and some of them never used or heard of Synthetic and Tuxedo brushes ;)
     
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  11. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Lol I mean my guys wherent interested in seeing my fraternally relevant shaving gear let alone interested in wet shaving generally.
    No mention of buying or selling anything.
     
  12. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member 2018 Sabbatical

    @sealer & @SpeedyPC going to sell most of my Yaqi's except the 26 mystery space and 30mm boss. I find the handles not to my liking so didn't look at the badgers. Maybe I should of purchased a badger knot before I went on a Sabbatical :LOL:
    Let me know if I've missed out :(
    The Masetos look like a better design but won't know until my order arrives. :cool:
     
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  13. Benjamin

    Benjamin Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Wow, really not a fan of Boar then @Ferret619 . :LOL: For me it's number 1, I'm just getting into badgers now and am yet to try horse.
     
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  14. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I’ve only tried a few omegas TBH and just found the few I have used to be very scratchy and comparitivly not as good at making a lather, perhaps a high end knot would be different but the performance I have had just didn’t thrill me personally.
    Diffrent strokes I guess :)

    I’ll try more at some point though, it’s good to challenge your perceptions from time to time :)
     
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  15. Benjamin

    Benjamin Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Yeah, different strokes indeed mate. Just loved the rating it below a rock. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  16. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Probably won’t try lathering a rock...
     
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  17. Sxot

    Sxot Member

    Glad you’ve finally seen the light.
     
  18. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    @Sxot is wasn't bright enough during my 2 years experience shaving brush journey, I've should've resolved this issue sooner rather than later. Never mind I've learn my lesson :shifty:
     
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