Traditional Wet Shaving & More!
I recently won an Edwin Jagger Synthetic Shave Brush in a giveaway promotion at Sharpologist.com. The brush arrived in the mail today and it is very nice. The brush is smaller than I expected, but a test lather (using recently acquired New York Shaving Company’s Tonsorial Shave Cream) produced plenty of luscious cream. It’s bristles are very badger-like in appearance and texture, but it holds water and dries like a synthetic. Very interesting…
I’m definitely a synthetic brush enthusiast, something which may make some traditionalist wet shavers frown, but I enjoy their unique performance. I have nothing against a badger or boar or any other natural hair brushes, it’s just my current personal preference. Even synthetics vary widely in their performance, which was well documented in the recent Sharpologist series.
With the addition of this Edwin Jagger brush to my small collection, I want to make a video demonstrating the unique, individual lathering techniques of several different synthetic brushes. Most likely, I won’t have the free time to produce the video until late September (plus some of the brushes are currently loaned out to friends), but here are the models I plan to showcase and evaluate: