They are great IMV (easy dry) but not all are the same. Must do some research before plopping down the cash.
Ive had a few brushes with the timberwolf knot and its my favorite one. Its got soft tips but still has pretty decent backbone.
Thanks @muzichead even though I'm in canada there's lots of ideas there. I'll look for a whipped dog knot.@Bill Wood
I would suggest you maybe try to get in on the Synthetic Brush Pass Around if possible. There are some brushes in there that are a little dated but there is enough of a selection that you should get a really good idea as to what you may like or dislike. There have been some newer brushes like Yaqi and APShaveCo that have been added in the past year so there are some up to date items in there too.
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I started with boar and badger like most here several years back but in 2017 I tried my 1st Whipped Dog synthetic and it was game over for any brush with natural hair!! I have finally settled in after my 2yr search with a 24mm Whipped Dog and 3 different knots from Milton @ TurnNShave that I set in custom handles and am set for the duration of my life...
24mm is OK for synthetic knots, but I thing 26mm can be even better.I seem to like knots in the 24mm range.
The Yaqi Cashmere, RazoRock Plissoft and Frank Shaving are all good synthetic brushes that are very reasonably priced.
Just won two synthetic brushes on the Saint Sue Moore Memorial Fundraiser:
The @Graydog Backyard Maple 26mm "full Moon" Synthetic knot brush is a great brush that I will be using a lot more.
The AP Shave Co Tuxedo shave brush is my first experience with a tuxedo knot. Very nice brush.
Try a good synthetic like one of these and you won't be disappointed at all.
Just my opinion and YMMV.
I only use one brush now. A Maggard 22mm Plissoft.I had my eye on some brushes from my friend Sergio on BST, but find myself on a retirement budget. So I'm interested in synthetics, pro and con. Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks.