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Two Whipped Dogs and a very fine shave

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SOTD 25 Feb 2014

Responding to a query, I used two of my Whipped Dog silvertip brushes today: a 22mm (on the left) and a 24mm. Both made a superb lather, helped no doubt by Martin de Candre’s excellent shaving soap. Either is completely satisfactory, but they each have a distinct feel on the face, somewhat difficult to describe. The 24mm feels a bit more cushiony—like a soft cushion on the face—and the 22mm less so. I tend to gravitate to the 22mm, but if I had only a 24mm I would not feel bad.

Three passes (and three small nicks, all on the second pass, I think—one doesn’t generally feel a nick from a sharp blade) and the result is BBS. My Nik Is Sealed took care of the nicks in a trice. The razor is by Maggard and the blade is a Super Max Titantium.

A good splash of Floris No. 89, which smelled particularly nice this morning, and the week lumbers on.

Written by LeisureGuy

25 February 2014 at 8:47 am

Posted in Shaving

5 Responses

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  1. Hi !
    Thanks for making another SOTD! I’m thinking about getting either of these deep set . What do you think about that? Thanks!

    Frances J

    25 February 2014 at 10:39 am

  2. I have a 24mm Whipped Dog deep set and find it a superb brush. Lathers well in bowl or face with enough backbone to load yet remains soft.

    Phil Wilson

    25 February 2014 at 1:03 pm

  3. My experience has been that backbone is irrelevant to loading. I have quite a few very soft and puffy brushes and they load as well and as rapidly as my stiffer brushes. They certainly do have a different feel on the face—not nearly so scrubby—but the differences seem to be personal preference rather than performance.

    @Frances J: I’ve never had the deep set brush. I do like those that I do have.

    LeisureGuy

    25 February 2014 at 1:20 pm

  4. Thanks for the insight, the older i get the less I know. The deep set makes the brush a bit like a chubby in performance, i think.

    Phil Wilson

    25 February 2014 at 1:30 pm

  5. The Stubby has a very nice and distinctive feel. (I tend to like a broad range of brushes.) I’ll use mine later this week.

    LeisureGuy

    25 February 2014 at 1:54 pm


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