I had NO idea what to expect when comparing a lowly synthetic shaving brush to the gold class – silvertip badger haired brushes. Synthetic usually means cheap… but this isn’t any run of the mill $10 synthetic shaving brush, this sucker will set you back a shocking $50, which is the price of quite a few decent badger brushes!
So – is it worth it? Well, of course, that depends who you ask. Personally – I think it is. While not “super-luxurious” like a Kent or the MP, this brush is surprisingly soft and luxurious against ones face, and does a tremendous job at building lather, and does so with VERY little water. The cost of this brush is lessened by the fact that this brush comes with a shaving stand in the box, as well as a small tube of shaving cream – good for about 30 shaves.
Bristle – Soft, yet not floppy at all. The brush splays readily/easily.
Handle – Cheap and hollow, like a Plisson. Although light, it is comfortable, and with the light brush head, the brush is well balanced.
Quality – All things considered, it’s build decent. Nothing exceptional, however it did not lose a single hair, and will probably have quite a long lifespan.
Overall – This is actually an extremely nice shaving brush for the money. While I would still prefer a C&E/EJ $40 best badger, I think for $50 it’s a decent shaving brush. The Men-U is certainly something different, and for a reasonable price. Since it is synthetic, it dries within a few minutes, so it’s actually an OUTSTANDING travel brush.
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