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|Total Brush Weight:||105g|
|Total Brush Height:||4.74 in|
Synthetic fibers have never felt so good. Super soft tips with a sturdy black resin handle.
For Brush/Stand Compatibility See Our Chart.
I have learned that I never knew what good lather was.
If you know the song by Foreigner, I want to know what love is - please hear that playing in the background as you read. :-)
Up to this point, I have always used Badger or Boar brushes. My favorite was a Semogue Boar SOC brush. It was soft yet could get things done very well... at least I thought.
After reading and reading about the synthetic brushes, I finally decided that for the price, I was going to get it as money wise, it didn't matter. I could just throw it away or PIF it if it came to that. Rod has always steered me right, so I took a leap of faith.
I even got the next size down from the Kong too, just in case the Kong was too big.
Then they came. I took the Kong out of it's box and touched my face with it. And I was stunned. It was extremely soft. Made my boar SOC feel like sandpaper. But surely, I thought, it must then have no backbone and will flop around like a fish. But I was wrong again. It has tons of backbone. Again, even more than my SOC.
So I went to lather it up. Having never used a synthetic, I wasn't sure what to expect. For the first two times I overloaded the brush. Finally got it down - and need only 10 seconds of loading - which produces buckets of the richest, more incredible Stirling soap lather I have ever felt.
See I thought I knew what great lather was. Ha ha ha ha how wrong I was. I now get THE. MOST. INCREDIBLE. LATHER. that one could ever want. This brush is heavenly.
In just a couple of minutes, I get lather like I have lusted over on shave videos but thought they must just be better at it than I am. But no, now I get that too.
I thought the Kong would be too big. Again... wrong! It is luxurious. A decadent treat. It is perfect for daily use.
The flow through is amazing as well with the brush giving up the lather easily as I apply each pass.
This brush is so good that I keep looking for something to be wrong with it. LOL
If you have ever turned up your nose at one of these brushes because they are so inexpensive, you need to get over it and just buy it. It is shaving heaven.
Now I know what GREAT lather is, and how easy and quick it is to make it.
And now, I know what love is. Love is a Stirling Kong brush. Ken on 2nd Aug 2017
The Kong shaving brush is the best brush I have. Also when it comes to the price, nothing can touch it. Unknown on 25th Jul 2017
The Kong brush is absolutely fantastic!!! It retains water perfectly and loads with ease! Not a single synthetic hair has been lost after 14 days of shaving! This thing feels like a dream on your face! Unknown on 22nd Jun 2017
Big but makes for a great face lather. Ryan on 10th May 2017
When I opened the box, I thought OMG this thing is Huge, Too Huge??
Not at all! Easily lathered from Sterling soap container and is a joy to use.
Thanks Sterling for Great Products at Great prices! Bob R. on 18th Mar 2017
For price versus performance this is far superior to any natural hair brush i have used in my more than 50 years of wet shaving. There is no comparison to prior generation synthetic brushes. It lathers well, holds water, and the quality of build is excellent; furthermore, it dries quicker than a natural hair brush with no break-in, smell or special handling requirements. Based on performance and price it is pretty hard to beat. Mike in Vermont on 3rd Mar 2017
I was hesitant about a brush this big but let me tell you it is fantastic. The face feel is great, good backbone and lathers like crazy. I highly recommend this brush! Patrick on 22nd Feb 2017
Size speaks for itself. Quality top notch. Performance superb. Price amazing. Love all stirling products!!!! david on 22nd Feb 2017
Lather King indeed. Loads in half the time and enough for 4 passes including my head! As a head shaver, I love the size of the brush. I've been using this brush exclusively for over 2 months and I love it. Soft, great backbone, price, and it feels great in my hand. If you're on the fence about buying. Don't be. You won't regret it. Besides it's only $15 bucks. Great Job Rod and Mandy! Adam on 3rd Feb 2017
I am new to wet shaving (less than a year) and I own a boar hair, pure badger and now the Kong. I was absolutley blown away by this brush. The size for one, ease of building a lather, and the feel of the brush on my face. It is my favorite brush and I can't beleive I am saying that about a synthetic. This brush is very high quality just like all the other Stirling Soap Company products. Rod definitely knows what wet shavers want and need!!!!!! Thank you Rod. Scott D. on 21st Nov 2016
Today I lathered up for the first time with my brand new Stirling Synthetic
Kong brush. I like a rich, thick lather. The Kong more than met my
expectations. My soap dish runneth over. The Kong produced more than
enough lather for four passes! Although two were sufficient. I don't know
of any shaving brush--badger, boar's bristle, or synthetic--that can measure
up to the Kong. It's the King! Anthony Cianciolo on 28th Oct 2016
I ordered this brush and received it within 2 business days. I've only used the brush about 5 times so far, but I can already tell it's an exceptional product, especially for the price. It lost about 3 fibers when I cleaned it pre-use, and hasn't lost another since. Super soft with very good backbone. This is a big brush and holds a lot of soap, but has very good lather flow. I get three passes easy and there's still some soap left over if I needed a little extra cleanup. I bought it for a head latherer, and it has not disappointed so far.. Extremely pleased with this purchase and would buy again in a heartbeat Casey on 23rd Sep 2016
Ive always used badger or boar brushes but this brush is amazingly soft and a great size. holds water well and lathers use really nice. ill be hard pressed to switch back to my parker badger brush. edgar h on 23rd Sep 2016
Love the big brush, enjoy how soft the synthetic is. Unknown on 22nd Sep 2016
Heavy, soft, and huge, this one is really gentle on the skin. It lathers better with less water than you'd expect. Unknown on 14th Sep 2016
Excellent knot. But the inconvenient handle.
I would like to knot a form of "flat" and a handle in the style of "Chief".
It was was my ideal - KongChef or KongBarberpole))) Grigoriy RUS on 30th Jul 2016
After years of being a Silver Tip Badger Hair brush snob, I decided to widen my horizons. First up were two Boar Hair brushes, a Semogue and an Omega, love them both. I then decided to get the Kong as the price was very reasonable, I'm so glad I did. This brush has great backbone and performs on par with my $100 silver tip brush. Don't even think twice about getting this brush, just do it! You won't be disappointed. Jason Kennedy on 28th Jul 2016
I saw the Kong on Kevy Shaves' YouTube channel. I recently got my niece into wet shaving. Since women have more real estate to shave, the Kong's incredible size makes short work of lathering legs, and underarms. It holds ample water, and soap. It mixes lather effortlessly. She loves it, and uses it every single day. I have since purchased Stirling soaps, and post shave products. Thanks to Kevy, and Rod and Mandy. ALEX DE LEON on 27th Jul 2016
I was not quite sure I was gonna like having a synthetic brush. But after using this brush I have absolutely changed my mind. I now have a few brushes that consist of my go to boar knot and a good badger hair brush that I loved. I think this Stirling brush just took the lead out of all my brushes. It's incredibly soft, silky, smooth and feels amazing on your skin. It loads soap very fast and holds a lot of lather and whips up a great lather. The backbone it provides is also second to none. I love this brush! Eric on 22nd Jul 2016
Just the right mix of firmness and softness. I've put it through the paces with about 50 different soaps, and the brush handled them all equally well. Builds a great lather, and feels just right on the face. Highly recommended! Unknown on 29th Jun 2016