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Right now I have the following, which have a nice spread of different sizes, backbone and softness:
Zenith 506A (27/55)
Omega 10083 (27/63)
Omega 10049 (26/62)
Omega 81230 (24/57)
Semogue S.O.C. (24/57)
Semogue 1305 (22/55)
I see nothing but good reviews for all the Yaqi 2-bands, but which is the best choice for face lathering? We have:
Moka 26/55 bulb
Violet 24/53 fan
Mysterious Space 24/55 fan
Mysterious Space 24/55 bulb
Red handle 24? bulb
Mountain Lake 24? bulb
I'm inclined to go for one of the first three...
I've just started using boar brushes and I've been reading a lot of threads about them. I've noticed a few posts saying you can get a closer shave with a boar brush because it lifts the hair more, or conditions the hair+skin better. Not sure exactly what, and this may be just anecdotal. For my...
Badger hair is denoted by well accepted definitions, but boar hair seems to have no such definitions. Semogue has a 70% to 90% tops definition, but that's for the length of the hair not the hair itself. Some brush makers use "premium" or some such word as in Omega 011842 or Semogue SOC but it's...
Just received a 26mm yellow base and synthetic knot from DS. The knot base is 25mm and it's not what I'm used to from the Yaqis I have (R-L) - 24mm Moka, 24mm Sagrada Tux, 26mm Timber Wolf and 28mm Tux. All of those splay fairly easily, the 28mm Tux less so because it's very dense. There's a lot...
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R41 or Karve OC E...
Post just arrived and here is my next project - an aluminium handle, or rather two. Aluminium tube measures 35mm OD and 28.5mm ID. Tube is 101mm and 86g so will be 2 of 50mm handles at 43g plus whatever. Looks like a 28mm knot, synthetic.
This is shaping up to be close to a Simpson Chubby 2 in...
As a face latherer I've been getting unsatisfied with longer and heavier handles to the point where I sawed off the bottom of my Yaqi Timber Wolf brush to make it 52mm and 93g instead of 67mm and 115g. Turned out a really nice size - much better feel in the hand. So I'm curious as to what size...
I have a couple of Yaqi synths - Moka Express and a Timber wolf in a longer handle. I prefer the shorter handle and wondered if it was straightforward to put the brush in a vice and saw the bottom off to make it the same length, kind of chubby. I don't have a lathe but I have a drill press if...
I have a Yaqi Tuxedo 28mm on order and if that goes well I might look for another 28mm. Using a 26mm Timber Wolf now and loving it.
What's good in 28mm synthetics? I'm in the UK so Chinese are probably most economical, but open to all possibilities and suggestions.
Can we NOT talk about performance here (performance is known to be good) and just focus on the scents?
What are your favourite or preferred Haslinger scents? Some descriptions please, including scent strength.
Can you name soaps whose scents are so special and well blended that they can rank as masterpieces? Post your list below and help us identify the "must have" scents!
1. Please do NOT choose scents on the basis of performance - that's irrelevant for this thread. Just the scent matters.