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Col. Conk Pure Badger Brush

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This is the first brush I had ever purchased. I'm not sure who actually manufactures the brush, but it carries the Col. Conk brand.

Price- At about $50, I'd say this is a decent middle of the road brush. Having to do it again, I would look at others, but being my first brush I wanted to be able to feel it, and a local store carried this one.

Quality- Again, good, maybe better than average. The brush has lost few hairs, does a good job with lathering (I generally use cream), and has a comfortable and ergonomic handle.

Density- Decent. You can get better density elsewhere, but the knot is sufficient to get a good result.

Stiffness of tips- Not floppy, but not stiff either. Strictly middle of the road.

Softness of tips- A little less than soft, but how soft do you expect to get for under $100?

Ergonomic- I really enjoy the handle and bulb of the brush. While the material of the handle is not unique, I do enjoy the shape. I use a porcelain 'lions head' bowl (french cooking), which has a lip that comes in slightly. The shape of this handle really lets me whip around the inside of the bowl, getting a nice thick lather. It is also very easy to manipulate when using on my face.

Latherability- Like I said, it does a good job. It usually takes me about a minute to get the lather to where I like it (using AOS or Truefitt cream).

Overall, this is a decent brush for the $, which is relative as the new B&B brush has not been released yet.

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Paul;481495 said:
This is the first brush I had ever purchased. I'm not sure who actually manufactures the brush, but it carries the Col. Conk brand.

Price- At about $50, I'd say this is a decent middle of the road brush. Having to do it again, I would look at others, but being my first brush I wanted to be able to feel it, and a local store carried this one.

Quality- Again, good, maybe better than average. The brush has lost few hairs, does a good job with lathering (I generally use cream), and has a comfortable and ergonomic handle.

Density- Decent. You can get better density elsewhere, but the knot is sufficient to get a good result.

Stiffness of tips- Not floppy, but not stiff either. Strictly middle of the road.

Softness of tips- A little less than soft, but how soft do you expect to get for under $100?

Ergonomic- I really enjoy the handle and bulb of the brush. While the material of the handle is not unique, I do enjoy the shape. I use a porcelain 'lions head' bowl (french cooking), which has a lip that comes in slightly. The shape of this handle really lets me whip around the inside of the bowl, getting a nice thick lather. It is also very easy to manipulate when using on my face.

Latherability- Like I said, it does a good job. It usually takes me about a minute to get the lather to where I like it (using AOS or Truefitt cream).

Overall, this is a decent brush for the $, which is relative as the new B&B brush has not been released yet.
I also have a Col Conk brush. Mine is a blend of badger and bristle which provides a nice texture - not too soft & not too stiff. They are manufactured by Vulfix.
This is the first badger brush I bought. I got it for 24.95 from http://bestgroomingtools.com/ and the sight says it is made by vulfix. It shed a couple of hairs during the first use and none sense. It has worked well producing a good lather with my TOBS creams for me, and fits well in my scuttle spout. The handle is molded as opposed to turned so it doesn't have as nice a feel in the hand as some others might, but for the price it is well worth it, and will likely keep a place in my travel kit when I upgrade.
I have this brush, and I've used it on and off. I'm ordering a "Best" grade brush now. This brush seems to do the job. No complaints.

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