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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2009
This is the first badger brush I've ever owned. I can say that it's definitely worth the money over boar brushes. You'll be able to feel the difference with your first shave, and you'll be able to see the difference even before you shave as this badger brush lathers up considerably better than a boar brush. So far I have not had any brush hair loss, the brush appears durable.
There are 3 types of badger: Pure, Best and Silvertip. Pure is the low end of badger hair (still easily worth the money over boar) while Silvertip is the high end and the best you can get allegedly. I have not yet tried it, but you can find Omega Silvertip brushes on Amazon for about twice the price that you can buy this brush. I'd say get this brush first if you're unsure about paying more for a brush, and then get the Silvertip afterwards if you think it will make a difference. I don't know that you'd need a better brush than this one, but it's important to know that beforehand. I personally had forgotten and did not check, but I'm happy with this brush regardless and recommend it.