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Finest Badger Shave Brush - 26mm


Product Details

Total Brush Weight- Black: 82g
Total Brush Height - Black: 4.055in
Knot Diameter - Black: 26mm
Knot Height - Black: ~54mm
Total Brush Weight - Ivory: 84g
Total Brush Height - Ivory: 4.212in
Knot Diameter - Ivory: 26mm
Knot Height - Ivory: ~58mm
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  • Product Description

    We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this finest grade badger brush after nearly a year of testing different companies, handles, lofts and knot densities. It's the densest brush we carry, but not so dense that it won't give up the lather. It has backbone, but not so much backbone that it's unpleasant. The tips on this brush are far above the price range, and the brush just lathers like a champ.

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    1. Great performance, great price

      I purchased a brush on Amazon about a year ago for a little more money than the Stirling brush; the Amazon brush was supposed to be of the same size and quality, but is smaller and far less dense than the Stirling brush. Furthermore, the Amazon brush has required that I re-glue the knot to the handle at least three times.

      The Stirling brush, on the other hand, is very dense, with a tightly packed knot and feels very solidly built. It holds a lot of water, felt 'broken in' after only three uses, and in general has performed far, far better and for a lower price than the brush I purchased via Amazon; Stirling's brush offers great performance at a great price.

      Thank you to Mantic59 at Sharpologist for recommending this brush; it was a great buy.
      on 6th Apr 2017

    2. Exceptional Brush!

      This is an excellent brush. The knot is very dense giving it great backbone while the tips are extremely soft. The brush creates amazing lather in a bowl or directly on the face, using cream or soap (even hard soaps). I have used it exclusively for 2 weeks and it hasn't lost a hair. Long story short...I think this brush is every bit (maybe even better) as good as my Thater and Shavemac brushes, for a fraction of the price. Hands down it is the best value I have ever seen in a shaving brush. on 3rd Apr 2017

    3. This is a very good brush!

      After having used an old golddachs brush for a long time it was time to buy a new one. While I purchased shaving soap from Stirling Orderd the 26 mm finest badger brush with it and I love it. What a difference, it is firm yet soft at the tips and lathers perfect. It does not smell bad when you receive it and you can basically use it straight from the box. on 15th Mar 2017

    4. Fantastic brush!

      I got this brush to replace a scratchy pure badger Parker brush. What a huge difference in quality for a minuscule difference in price. It's huge, and produces massive dollops of lather. Soft, but with enough backbone that it loads well. on 14th Mar 2017

    5. Great Brush!

      Lathers beautifully. Gel tips. Blooms like a champ. Pillow soft on the face. No shedding. All of this for $39.95! Unbelievable. Stirling has done it again! on 22nd Feb 2017

    6. Great feel, performance, and price

      Great brush, especially for the price. Soft and feels great. on 17th Feb 2017

    7. Fantastic Brush for the price!!

      Let me start out by saying I prefer synthetics to natural brushes. That being said this brush is phenomenal. Produces a crazy lather especially when used with Stirling's amazing soaps. This performs as well as brushes 3x as much!! on 8th Feb 2017

    8. Great brush

      This brush is great, it holds it shape, lathers well, and it hasn't lost a hair. on 5th Feb 2017

    9. How can something this good be this cheap.

      What a great brush. I have a $200 Shavemac silver tip and a Geo F Trumper version of the Chubby 3 and this brush ranks right up there with them. I opted for the shorter lofted black handle brush and this brush is great. Do not hesitate in getting this. There is good backbone, soft tips and it hasn't lost a hair. on 29th Jan 2017

    10. Steal for the price...

      This brush is an absolute steal for the price. I didn't even get in on the $30 introductory pricing and I still feel that this brush is easily worth way more. The last badger KNOT I bought cost $65 and I was a shoddy, leather hoggy, turd of a knot. Same goes for the rest of the badgers Ive ever owned. I've NEVER had one I liked until now. This brush renews my faith in badger as a lathering medium. Simple as. Great job Stirling. on 26th Jan 2017

    11. Great brush

      I have a $200 shavemac and I could live with this brush, that is how good it is. on 23rd Jan 2017

    12. Great brush

      This compares to brushes costing 4 times as much. Really. I have a $200 Shavemac and I could live with this brush. on 23rd Jan 2017

    13. I just had a life changing shave.

      I can not say enough good things about this brush, or Stirling soaps. I am a convert for life. Let me start by saying this brush is exceptionally soft. I didn't think there was something softer than the Plisson, and oh my god this is. It's a cloud on a handle, feels like heaven. Face lathers like a dream, and this is coming from a bowl latherer (when using synthetics). This is my first and only animal hair brush for the time, I figured if I wanted to try an animal hair brush, I wanted the best: a badger. I saw the Nick Shaves review of your brush and thought I'd be missing out if I didn't buy from you. I didn't know what "scritch" meant until I used this brush, my Plisson is scritchy compared to this hot white (or black) desire. I could have just left it at that, but I also generously received a sample with my brushes (one for me, one for my brother) which was Frankincense & Myrrh. This stuff is awesome in the weirdest way. It smells weirdly Earthy and spicy, but I love it, and it created what I would call a miraculous lather. I've never felt anything so slick and protecting. I was shaving over the same stretches of skin over and over, just with the soap's residual slickness, and I felt no burn or stinging, like my face was being scraped raw. It was comfortable the whole way through, finished off with Aqua Velva Ice Blue and I was in shaving nirvana. That's the best shave I've ever had. Seriously. You guys are firing on all cylinders, I'm happy I finally got to try your products. I'm having a total fangasm over your brand. PS: The post shave on the soap is good too. My face feels moisturized and nice, even after applying an alcohol splash. This is also the slickest soap I've used, bar none. This Finest Badger is my best brush by a mile. For some reason, Williams smells like (to my nose) a very dumbed down version of Frankincense & Myrrh. on 7th Dec 2016

    14. I am Stunned!

      I am completely stunned by this brush! My wife is stunned by this brush! Ha! It's so awesome that we both laughed when I conditioned it for first use. It's as big as my face! (Ivory version) The absolute finest badger brush I've ever even seen, let alone used. It is massively dense with hairs...very thick and bushy. The one in the pic on the site is its condition right out of the box and not yet used. It grows twice that big after an overnight soak in lather. No animal smell at all. Totally worth the loot spent and want to buy one for my friends and family. It's like a joke it's so full and lush. Great top product, Rod and Mandy! DO NOT stop selling this one. on 5th Dec 2016

    15. best shave brush!

      Great brush on 24th Nov 2016

    16. Hits the Sweet Spot

      This is my first badger brush (own a synthetic RazorRock) and I just love it. It is a lather machine and very soft on the face after you break it in (which doesn't take long). It offers the right amount of backbone and is the perfect size for me. You can't go wrong with this brush at this price point. Thanks Stirling! on 20th Nov 2016

    17. Nice Brush

      This is a very nice brush at a fantastic price! The knot hasn't lost a single hair. Great backbone combined with soft tips makes it a pleasure to use. The only ding I have is the handle. For such a large brush, the handle could be a bit longer but YMMV. Solid 4.5/5. Thanks on 8th Nov 2016

    18. Better than expected!

      Took a chance on this brush because of the price. Believe me, this brush under a different name, would cost three times the price Sterling is selling it for.
      If you are looking for a silver tip badger, consider this one. I love the 26mm knot. Well worth the money. I like it so well that I bought my son one for Christmas.
      on 8th Nov 2016

    19. Love this brush

      I've been using an Omega boar for the last couple of months. It came with my starter DE kit and it worked very well, but I wanted to try a badger without breaking the bank. When I first got it, I immediately noticed how much more dense the knot was. Holy @#$%, it's plush, and the handle feels great in my hand (it's girthy, meowww). I couldn't wait to try it so I did a test lather with some Executive Man and it was incredible. It whipped it into shape quickly on my face, and kept giving me lather on subsequent applications. I couldn't be happier on 8th Nov 2016

    20. Bang for your Buck

      This brush gives a fantastic return on your investment. I recommend it as an extremely good value for your money. I have the RazorRock Synthetic Plissoft, the Stirling Synthetic Kong, the RazorRock Boar Blondie and the Omega 11150 Boar - but I keep reaching for the Stirling Finest 26 mm Badger. on 6th Nov 2016

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