Soap Henri et Victoria Cognac & Cuban Cigars Brush Yaqi 24mm Atlantis
Awesomely aromatic cigarish/cognac scent from this soap! Today's lather was great...creamy and very slick... View attachment 1283272
A day and a half late. This was yesterday morning. I have this old AoS pure badger brush. It was my first "real" shaving brush. Think I paid $30 or something for it. It was the only brush I used for years, not knowing the plethora of magnificent brushness that I was missing out on. Once I started dropping coin on some higher end brushes, I never went back to this one.
But yesterday I decided I'd give it another shot. It's been at least a couple of years since I used it. And I thought it might be interesting to see how it compared now that I had experienced a number of truly great brushes. Now I had something to compare it to.
Well, the shave was freaking fantastic, though it was despite the AoS brush, not because of it. The brush is pretty sparsely knotted, and it had zero backbone. And yet somehow, it still seemed to have plenty of scritch. It was neither efficient nor comfortable to use. I'm glad I had the opportunity to clearly understand the difference between a well-made brush and a cheaply made brush. This one will now be relegated to the ash bin of history. I'm not going to throw it away, because that just seems wrong. But I also would never inflict this brush on one my brothers of the blade, so I won't be PIFing it either. Nah, it'll just sit on the shelf behind its higher browed brethren and enjoy retirement.