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    Brush Recommendations for Hard Water

    Your hard water is causing your lather problems and will not be solved by getting a new brush. Instead use a small amount of backing soda in your tap water or buy a gallon of distilled water. Either two, will work miracles in your lather.
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    New SOC handle with dings?

    Most likely these marks happened when they took the handle out of the lath. I think those marks give a nice patina to you brush... enjoy it!
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    Manchurian Scrub Fest

    That's great! I am sure that a lot of people did not know that Zenith can make to order brushes like shavemac. Thank you!
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    Manchurian Scrub Fest

    I have check them out... There are two under the code : 2006 /T Extra & 2006 Extra , both have Loft 51 mm & knot 21 mm Also 207 Extra, P1 Extra, & P2 Extra which have Loft 51 mm and knot 22 mm All of the above as i can understand are Silver-tips... I am afraid that with that long loft will be...
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    Manchurian Scrub Fest

    Thank you, i will have a look.
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    Razor blade care instructions from 1944

    Very nice short film... thanks!
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    Astra SS or SP?

    Astra Superior Platinum, the perfect balance between sharpness and smoothness.
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    Manchurian Scrub Fest

    Great brushes, enjoy them! Too big though for my taste.Do they sell smaller knots? 19 mm 20 mm ?
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    Have Synthetic over taken Badgers?

    How can you like a synthetic shaving brush? ...it is a thing without a soul..
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    Your top five soaps?

    In no particular order: Mitchel's Wool Fat Cyril R. Salter Solid Shaving Soap (New Tallow Formula) Lea Classic Shaving Soap Dusy Professional MEN Kabinet Rasierseife Valobra Hard Shaving Soap
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    Alternatives to Mitchell Wool Fat (with natural ingredients)?

    alternate to MWF? Just give a try to Cyril R. Salter Solid Shaving soap and Lea Classic shaving soap. I have them in my rotation with MWF and i find them superb. Also try, if you can find it, Dusy Professional MEN Kabinet Rasierseife.
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    Help with my Kent Blk 12

    Kent brushes are not lather hogs because are not that overly densely packed. Blk 12 though is a very big brush, which holds tremendous amounts of water, so load the brush well with a lot of soap. A lot of water + a lot of soap = copious amounts of lather. I have a Kent H4, which is 1/3 the size...
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    Reknoting Simpsons Classic

    Simpson Classic is a very dense brush. This is the reason why many people call it chubby 1/2... Do not re-knotted it because you going to spoil it, instead sell it and buy another brush. A good recommendation might be a Vulfix 2273 super badger. This brush has all the characteristics you like at...
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    Vulfix Brushes

    I have four of them.... and as Marco said, are fantastic shaving brushes with excellent lather flow. Vulfix 2234 Silver-tip in faux handle. Interesting brush with a luxurious feel, soft, a bit floppy, yet surprisingly firm in use. Vulfix 404 Grosvenor badger - boar mix. This is a very firm...
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    What Aftershave did you use today?

    Alum block & Vitos after shave.
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