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I picked one of these up at the PX . Paid all of $4.45 and no tax .

Must say it's not a looker but for the price I don't gripe at all . This brush works great .

I'd say if you are looking for a medium action brush this is it . What I mean is the silvertips are all ultra soft and very mushy on the face . Have no scrubbing action but hold a lot of soap which is good . Standard boar seems scratchy with lots of scrubbing action . This VDH IMO falls nicely in the middle . Actually was what I was looking for in a brush . Just lucked out and found someting I actually like for under $5.00 .

Yes it does shed a few hairs at first . Most all brushes do . Just keep using it and it will stop . Boar brushes like a good break in , badgers also . Boars only get better with use .


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Pricewise, this really is a tough brush to beat. This was the first brush I ever used until I got the Omega 11047, a boar/badger mix. That said, I still come back to this ugly-as-sin VDH boar.

I got this brush in the VDH starter kit along with a tub of Mama Bear's Unscented as a birthday gift from SWMBO. Opening the box with this brush I noticed a faint odor, but from reading about it I knew to expect it. People had said to soak boar brushes in hot water for a few minutes, so I did while I was in the shower. When I took it out of the water and shook it off, the smell of it hit me like a sledgehammer. Good galloping god was it awful! I have smelled few smells quite like that. Fortunately that, um, "potent" smell went away after a few uses, otherwise things would have gone quite differently.

After the breaking-in period this brush performed like a champ! It lathers like there's no tomorrow, and is nicely scrubby with a good backbone. It is still in my rotation and stands up nicely to the more expensive competitors. It won't win any beauty contests, but this is a brush that definitely proves it's what's on the inside that counts.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Density
3.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Ergonomic
2.00 star(s)
Latherability
4.00 star(s)
Softness of Tips
4.00 star(s)
Stiffness of Tips
3.00 star(s)
Pros: Cheap, Easy to find
Cons: Sheds a bunch at first
Well this was my second brush after my Burma Shave just quit on me. I've had this brush now for a couple of years. While new to DE shaving and all the swag that goes along with it, I have used a brush and shaving soap almost since I started shaving. Colgate soap, coffee mug and brush and I was off and running! I've had this particular brush for a couple of years now and am quite happy with it. It has done everything I've asked of it. It is stiff without being too stiff or too soft. I work outside so I guess I got the weathered face thing going on. The one complaint I have about this brush is amount of bristles it sheds when new. They would get stuck in my razors all the time. Clog city on a Schick Slim Twin. Now that I have "discovered" de shaving, I must say that some of the price asked for the gear are appalling! Sure, there are nicer brushes out there than this one but over $200 nice? Nope, me and old faithful will keep truckin' on.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Density
3.00 star(s)
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Ergonomic
3.00 star(s)
Latherability
5.00 star(s)
Softness of Tips
5.00 star(s)
Stiffness of Tips
5.00 star(s)
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, Great Performer
Cons: Looks like Arse!!
I got this brush PIF'd to me in my first BST transaction. I must say, it has been a fine introduction to wet shaving for me. I have been using it consistently, and it has been a fine performer. It is certainly not the best looking brush I have seen. I haven't used anything better, but this brush has turned me on to the WS world, and I look forward to experiencing the superior quality brushes I see raved about. Bristle density could be thicker, but not to the point that I have experienced a problem with performance.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Density
3.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Ergonomic
3.00 star(s)
Latherability
3.00 star(s)
Softness of Tips
2.00 star(s)
Stiffness of Tips
4.00 star(s)

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