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|Total Brush Weight:||95g|
|Total Brush Height:||4.57in|
The same finest badger fibers as found in our other brushes, now with fan knots rather than the more common bulb knots. Backbone, splay, and super-soft gel tips all on a professional barber style handle make this brush the bargain of the year. Brushes of this quality would normally sell for upwards of $200.
Available in a butterscotch handle with black logo, or black handle with white logo.
For Brush/Stand Compatibility See Our Chart.
My synthetic brush has been my daily driver until my wife got me this brush! I have the Stirling 24mm bulb and a couple synthetics and this brush just jumped to the top of the heap. It came with none of the funk that many describe with natural hair brushes, and the handle is the most ergonomic and easy to grip of my collection. Even though it didn't stink, I washed it, set it in some hair conditioner for a few hours, and then dried it over night. This morning it lathered up fantastically. The hairs have good backbone to load up easily with, and splay amazingly for face lathering. It lathers just as well as my synths, but holds warmth much better. Simply a great brush with a price better than any other fan shaped knot I can find. A great brush at a great price and I really don't think anyone could go wrong with it! Brent on 6th Feb 2018
This is my second Badger. First was a Simpson Colonel X2l at almost two times the price. The Stirling in my opinion out performs the Simpson. Feels good on the face. Builds a very nice lather. And doesn't go flat against the face. One more plus for the look of the Butterscotch. Unknown on 10th Jan 2018
This brush does a fine job and feels good on your face while lathering up. Good quality and I highly recommend if your looking for a new brush. Unknown on 9th Jan 2018
Great brush! Loads well, lathers well, and the tips.... Ohh those tips. Very soft. Bonus is that mine did not stink when new. In fact, it hadn't an odor at all. Daniel Fowler on 27th Dec 2017
First shave with Stirling 24mm fan badger and I am a fan, no pun intended. For the price it is ridiculously good. For any price it is ridiculously good. Unknown on 23rd Dec 2017
I am extremely pleased with this brush. It creates a great lather, and demonstrates exceptional quality at this price point. If you are new to using a brush, or wondering if you should take a chance on a seemingly great value, you won't be disappointed. Disclaimer: when i first opened the package i was not impressed. After soaking, then a few uses, my opinion is 100% changed. Joe Spah on 19th Dec 2017
I received a text from my son saying, go here, buy this. So I went here and bought this. He seems to be happy. It was certainly the prettiest smelling package I have received in a long time. Unknown on 21st Oct 2017
Excellent value fan shape 2 Band. Nice splay after first use. Gel tips. Soft face feel. Good face lathering brush. Another home run Rod! Richard G. on 16th Sep 2017
I have owned many badger brushes and still have several others - this one is the least expensive and probably the best of them. It is just the right size for me to face-lather. The handle fits well in my hand - admittedly it's big, but comfortable. This lathers like a champ and that's where it really shines! I have some very big, dense badger knots that build a great lather, but won't give it up. This brush is dense enough to hit the sweet spot of backbone and splay, and is not a lather hog either. Really amazing ... especially at this price! Well Done Stirling! Unknown on 15th Sep 2017
I purchased this 24mm fan and the 26mm bulb. Both are dense and packed. They lather cream and puck with ease. I would recommend and purchase Stirling products. I should have got the boar bristle at the same time. It looks good too. Leon S. on 5th Sep 2017
Once again sterling nails it! I already had their 26 by 54mm finest badger brush.and it is a marvel. I was going to get the 26 by 58 mm next but, i didn't have a fan shaped badger yet, so, I thougjt I would get this next as soon as I saw it. Backbone is incredible for a badger just as soft and whips up lather like crazy. The unique thing is you can flatten it when you apply the lather in a fan shape and it "paints " it on your face evenly and thick.
It lost one or two hairs at first but that was it. I love the big butterscotch handle, highest quality. There is no need to go out and get more expensive brushes you can't get no better, especialy for the price! Robert stockton on 5th Sep 2017
I'm relatively new to wet shaving, have a handful of razors and brushes of different types, learning what works for me. I find Boar brushes much more to my liking than badgers...I want a little scritch-iness, some backbone, a nice tight knot, and no floppy handfuls of "hair". I wanted to try a fan knot, and although it is Badger, the price is right for an experimental purchase. Well, I think I found brush Nirvana! Perfect for my hybrid face/bowl lathering, very soft tips, yet gives that tingly mini massage feeling to my tired old face. Nice handle, big enough for my meathooks, and very pleasant Orange color. Adds some pizazz to my cabinet. A really great brush at an attractive price. Get ya one! Kevin on 29th Jul 2017
Absolutely fantastic brush! It is unbelievable, this two-band badger brush, plus two others from Stirling, all three are now part of my top five shaving brushes. What can I say more? Outstanding value for money. You will not find this quality at this price anywhere else. Congratulations to Stirling. Do not hesitate. If you can, indulge yourself and get one. Patrick E. on 22nd Jul 2017
I own a much touted Savile Row and a Simpson 59. Each about $150. I like the Simpson 59 over the Savile Row. Simpson brushes are densely packed, much more than the SR. I like a 24mm knot for my size face. The butterscotch Stirling is very densely packed like the Simpson.
I am the type guy who has to experience the top of the line if I can afford it. So I've done that. And now I know that you can get the same top of the line feel in shaving with a Stirling butterscotch as you will with a Simpson or a Savile Row which cost more than three times as much as a butterscotch. If you must have an expensive brush as I did, get the Simpson 59 over the Savile Row. That's my view. Unknown on 7th Jul 2017
Disclaimer: I'm Swiss so my English isn't perfect, but I tried.
So I have had this brush for a little over 6 months now as I didn't want to write a review too soon after receiving it and because it DID take me a while to come around and warm up to the brush. That said, I feel like I'm ready to give a solid opinion on it. I'll start by saying that I face lather basically exclusively; if I bowl lather once a month, that's frequent for me. This brush, in my opinion, is made for face lathering above all else. If I was a bowl latherer, I'd go for the standard bulb knot version. I wouldn't (and don't) use this brush when I have the itch to bowl lather.
So when I first received the brush, I was really excited to try it out and after the first few uses, I have to be honest; I was left somewhat unimpressed. The fan knot and density of the brush was a little too much for me at the time and even though a boar was my daily driver at the time, this brush actually had quite a bit more backbone which I thought was good at first but came to not like it (at the time). The other thing that I didn't care for at the time was the fan knot. I'm not a big guy so I don't like to use big brushes but even though this brush is a 24mm, it felt so much bigger because of the fan knot and I felt it was harder to use since it covered half my face/neck before I even push it in to splay. Therefore, I didn't use it for months compounded by the fact that I bought a Savile Row and that became my daily driver while and this brush collected dust.
Fast forward to about a month-and-a-half ago and for some odd reason, I had an urge to use this brush. No rhyme or reason, just woke up one day and thought to myself before jumping in the shower "I kinda want to use that Stirling brush that I don't like". So...I did. I used the brush and for some reason, it was a significantly better experience than I last remembered. So much so, in fact, that as I was lathering, I thought to myself "Damn, I don't remember this brush being so good!". So I used it again the next day...and the next day...and the next day. Two weeks later, I realised that I had been using it every day since. I got to thinking about it and I came to the conclusion that it wasn't the brush all those months ago that I didn't like, it was that I didn't know how to use the brush properly as I was so accustomed to using my boar then. But having moved to the Savile Row, I learned that badger brushes work differently and you have to use them differently, so my opinion at the time was skewed. Now, I can't put this brush away.
It has since become my primary brush to use most of the time. I really love the density of the brush and the fact that it holds so much soap so it makes lathering and lathers really thick and creamy. It excels in medium to hard soaps, primarily. For soft soaps, croaps and creams, I prefer to use the Savile Row (or if I just want a really soft lather that day). Is it as good as the Savile Row which costs almost 4 times more? Just about. Enough so that the only people who can tell the difference are people who have extensive usage history of brushes like the SR or what-have-you. For the average or budget-minded shaver, you really won't gain much getting a SR or other expensive sivlertip. Certainly not 4 times the performance. As I've said, even though I have a much more expensive silvertip, this brush is still the brush I use 70% of the time these days and I don't plan on changing that.
tl;dr: This is a very good brush. Unless you can actually tell and want the difference, this brush will sufficiently match the performance of high-end expensive brushes to the point that I'm convinced that the average (or even experienced) shaver will likely not be able to tell the difference and may even prefer this brush. Torsten Niemczyk on 30th Jun 2017
This brush was recommended to me by a trusted Shave enthusiast I know. It was my first fan knot and my first Badger. It's an awesome brush on all levels. After 3-4 hand lathers to clean it and let it bloom, it does a great job. The tips are gel soft, yet the brush retains good backbone, splays really well and holds plenty of soap. What's not to like? Extremely high value in this brush. Would recommend to anyone wanting a badger fan knot. I love the design and performance of the fan. S Turner on 14th Jun 2017
This brush is WELL WORTH the $$$. I would say it performs almost as well as my two band Thater for about 1/4 of the price. Unknown on 4th Jun 2017
I've done just a couple of lathers so far with this brush and I can already tell you it's a winner! Good density while being nice and soft on the face. At this price you really can't go wrong for a good badger brush. For those of you who like a larger brush, Stirling's 26mm knot is also a great brush. Matt M. on 31st May 2017
I'm only 2 shaves in, and honestly this is quickly becoming a beloved brush. Super dense, lather machine. It has been great so far. I might buy one in black just to have another one. It performs very well. Nolan G. on 21st May 2017
I have 35 brushes; badger, boar and synthetic. This brush performs right up there with some of my more expensive badgers and holds a good bit of lather. And it's got a great old-school look that I like. I highly recommend this brush to anyone, new or well-seasoned in wet shaving. Paul Francolini on 9th May 2017