This is really an outstanding product.... now - by outstanding, I don't mean "good" and it's not just "outstanding" because it is reasonably priced... it's outstanding because it just plumb works and feels better than nearly any/every other shaving brush at ANY price... and hell - it's good looking and comfortable to boot!
So what makes this brush so special? Well - before we go there - i'd like to first address a rumor that Savile Row shaving brushes are made by Shavemac... well are they? Probably - but, and the BIG but, is this is NO shavemac, and I mean that in a good way. Now not that a shavemac is a bad brush, they're quite nice actually - but the shape, style, density, shape of hair, quality of hair, etc - are all vastly superior to Shavemacs. Just comparing and using this brush war brush side by side with the Shavemac brush war brush (of the same knot) really goes to show, this is a VASTLY superior product. So - before I delve into what makes this brush so special - let me say clear as day - who cares who makes this brush.... Charles from QED designs 'em, stands behind them, and inspects them... and for all of us who know Charles - we know he is very, VERY, VERY picky.
So - again, what makes this brush so special? Well - it works equally magnificent with shaving soaps as it does creams, which is quite rare for a shaving brush. Not only does it work superb with glycerin based soaps, but it kicks butt with tallow soaps, triple milled soaps, milk/clay soaps, etc. This sucker is just an all around performer.
Bristle - the bristle on this brush is quite dense, as much so as a Simpson PJ3... maybe even a touch denser - but the bristle is quite soft at the tip. This brush really has a VERY silky soft, delicate, magnificantly luxurious feeling. The brush will "splay" when pushed against your face, however retains it shape, and will immediatly spring back, so it can generate quite a "sucking" effect.
Handle - While the handle is plane jane white, and the Savile Row logo is a touch plain, the shape of the handle is outstanding and it is about the most comfortable brush money can/will buy.
Quality - Simply first rate. Feels great, loses 0 hair, and is something to really be proud to own.
Overall - If I had to recommend ONE brush from the brush wars - after one year of rigorous use, get this - it would be this moderatly priced Savile Row 3824. Considering this brush has gone against quite a few radically more expensive brushes - from VERY prestigeous firms, I must say this is incredibly impressive. Overall just an outstanding shaving brush, a superb value, and a gem to own. Of all the brush wars brushes - this is the one I reach for most.
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