[Preface by Mantic59: The response to the “Good Deal Razors” article was so positive I decided to make one about shaving brushes too. This time I asked brush guru Gary Carrington (GDCarrington) to help by commenting on some of the inexpensive brushes he’s tried.]
There are hundreds and hundreds of shaving brushes out there–badger hair, boar hair, horse hair, synthetic hair–at price points that go from about $6 to stratospheric levels. Beginners want to try the experience without breaking the bank. More experienced users with pricey brushes sometimes want an alternate brush to travel with. The common question then becomes “what are the good deals out there?” Here are some “good deals” to consider. I doubt any of these will be passed down to children as fine heirlooms: we looked for brushes we thought were good values in that they were low-cost and reasonably well-built (considering the price). These aren’t the only choices of course, even at this price level, but they’re reasonably easy to find.