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|Total Brush Weight:||55g|
|Total Brush Height:||3.7in|
Synthetic fibers have never felt so good. Super soft tips with a sturdy black resin handle.
Bought the 26mm version and this one (22mm) at the same time (received them beginning of Oct 2016).
While both are excellent brushes -- well worth the money, in fact I believe they deserve to be priced higher -- the 22mm version is a gem of a shaving brush, especially if you are a face latherer (which I purely am).
Everything about this 22mm shave brush is a joy to use, I really can not find fault with it... Mike Perry on 24th Jan 2017
Really great brush perfect size for me to load up for a two pass shave holds heat well and makes a great on face lather. Hasn't shead one bit and has a great backbone. I should have bought this months ago when I first saw it. Unknown on 12th Jan 2017
When I started DE shaving I got a silver tip badger brush (I didn't have much success with boar hair) and during the ten years that followed I never thought about getting any other brush. Then I started to see videos online proclaiming the merits of the newer synthetic brushes (thanks Chris Bailey) and I got curious. They were inexpensive enough so I thought I'd give it a try. So I bought the 26 mm (Kong) from Stirling. That was about five months ago and since then I have used my badger brush maybe four times. The Kong handle is a little too big for my hands if I'm using a soap that needs more attention so I ordered the 22mm as well.
These brushes are amazing. They can hold a great amount of water, they feel extremely soft on the face and have never caused me any irritation, they produce a much thicker lather than I've ever been able to get from my silver tip and a lot more quickly as well. And I get great comfortable shaves from using them.
I still may reach for my badger once in a while for old times sake, but if I'm just interested in a great and easy lathering experience as well as a great shave these just work better.
Simcha Borenstein on 27th Dec 2016
I prefer synthetic brushes, and had been looking for one which is small enough for use when traveling. This one is perfect! It fits nicely into a used medium-size prescription medication bottle to which I had added a few ventilation holes in the sides and top -- protects the brush when in my dopp kit, but allows it to dry. It is very soft and pleasant to use, has enough backbone for face lathering, and dries quickly. The price is extremely reasonable. If you have never tried a synthetic brush, I'd recommend this or one of the other Stirling synthetic brushes if you prefer a larger brush size. Mac on 2nd Dec 2016
I'm a relative wet shave noob. The only other brush I had was a $12 Escali badger brush from Amazon. It smelled bad to start and took a while to break in. Then it got matted down in the middle. It still worked, but overall it was crappy.
Upgrading to the Lil Brudder was night and day. It builds up an amazing lather and holds more than enough soap for 3 or even 4 passes. I love having some backbone to lather the soap and do a face lather. I can't compare it to other types/sizes, but it is unbeatable for the money (IMHO of course). David W on 22nd Nov 2016
I have two boar brushes and a badger brush. The Li'l Brudder is now my favorite one. Very happy I decided to purchase it. Unknown on 2nd Jul 2016
I've been using omega boar and this is better. Lots of lather, soft, tons of back bone, good size but I prefer a smaller size. Unknown on 9th Jun 2016
I went from their Kong 26 mm brush that I loved and tried this lil brudder. I have to say I haven't used the Kong since. It's soft but has a ton of backbone. Best brush I have. Unknown on 12th May 2016
This is an excellent brush, especially for the money. Does not perform quite as well as a $100 best badger, but for $20, it's a great brush. Much better than a $20-$30 badger brush. Unknown on 10th May 2016
There are some soaps that the Kong is to big for that I own. Lil brudder picks up where the Kong can't. They are both my favorite synthetic brushes and both have their strengths and weaknesses but overall I can't complain about them. They are so soft and make such a great lather. Thomas on 26th Apr 2016
After having some issues with some cheaper badger brushes, and not wanting to pay 100 dollars for a higher end one, I decided to try a synthetic one and I was not disappointed. I own a Razo Rock syn brush, and someone told me that Stirling sold one that was just as soft and so I had to try it! I now agree that this brush is just as soft, if not a softer than the Razo Rock one, and my face is very happy with my after face lathering. If the 26mm ever comes back I will be buying that one as well! Brett on 21st Apr 2016
Is there such a thing as Too Big...Yes, Yes There Is and I don't care. My scrawny little face has no business trying to lather with a brush this big. The soap ends up inside of my ears and I forget to clean it out but I can't help it this brush is a blast too use. I initially ordered the 22mm but upgraded to the 26mm when I saw it online again. Think I got the last one they had because I haven't seen it one the website since =) Unknown on 15th Apr 2016
I prefer a big brush, and I was going to order the 26 mm brush, but they were not on the "menu." This brush performs so well. It whips up a great face lather!
Great product! Big Burly on 6th Apr 2016
This is the best shave brush in my growing collection that includes some very expensive badger and high-end boar brushes. The lather is great and it has a nice backbone yet is super soft. Ken S. on 30th Mar 2016
After having issues with a well known high end brush, I decided to try a synthetic brush specifically for soaps. The Synthetic Shave Brush - 22mm is a nice size brush and works well with both hard and soft soaps. Holds water well and builds a thick smooth lather with all soaps so far. This brush works very well with Stirling's Barbershop - Shave and you have a real winning pair... Well done Stirling! RLH Idaho on 17th Mar 2016
I purchased the 22mm synthetic at the discounted price. I figured, "Why not? At $15, what's there to lose?" I'm glad I decided to give it a shot. I had never used a "Plisson" style brush; but I already owned a "Pur Tech" knot, and wanted to see how the two compare. The Stirling has the right amount of backbone for me, but not too much. The Pur Tech has a lot of backbone- a little too much for my liking. The Stirling also has softer tips. I'm not a fan of super large brushes, so the 22mm is the perfect size for me. The brush seems well-constructed, and should last a long time. Another homerun from Stirling! Rick on 13th Mar 2016
In fact, a good brush makes a great difference as well. and this one: WOW. Soft as 'Soft' can be and dense enough to give you some backbone for face lathering! People relate these brushes to the famous Plisson... and I agree with what I have heard... this is "the brush of the Gods" Manuel on 26th Feb 2016
This is the gentle Plisson-like little brother of the 26mm knot that Stirling sells. For easy face lathering, it's got more backbone than the larger brush, it easily holds enough lather for a 3 pass shave and it has no break-in period -- what's not to like? Give it a try. KK on 17th Feb 2016
Just an incredible brush. This was my first Plisson style knot. The 22mm is perfect size for my face. The face feel and flow through of this brush are excellent. Its so affordable there is no reason you shouldn't get this brush Kevin Wartel on 10th Feb 2016
It is a Great brush!!!! Also an incredible value. I don't believe you will be disappointed with this brush. Kent on 21st Jan 2016