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The 10 Most Popular Shaving Brushes Among Readers

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I have been able to compile some statistics about what Sharpologist readers have been buying.  I thought it might be interesting to list the top ten products in different categories.  First up, shaving brushes.

1. Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush

The top-selling shaving brush on Amazon by a wide margin…which is unfortunate.  I’m not even going to link to this product because it’s so terrible.  Up to a year or so ago it was OK for it’s low price but it has gotten much worse, with a very loosely-packed hair knot, poor adhesive, and uncoated wood in the handle.  Avoid.

2. Omega Shaving Brush #10048 Boar Bristle aka The PRO 48

pro48An excellent value, the Pro 48 has been around for a long time and has been quite popular.  It is well made and a good value.

3. Perfecto 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush

The Perfecto brush is cut from the same clothe as the Escali brush (and may in-fact be produced at the same facility).  My example of the Perfecto brush “sucked less” than the Escali brush but not by much.  Not recommended.

4. Edwin Jagger Best Badger Shaving Brush with Drip Stand, Imitation Ebony, Medium

ejThis Edwin Jagger shaving brush has “Best” quality badger hair–really a mid-grade example.  While some may consider it a bit on the small side it is well-made and you should get years of good service from one of these brushes.

5. Tweezerman Men’s Shaving Brush

Tweezerman has replaced their original brush with this brush.  It is made with better materials but it is also smaller and is at a somewhat higher price point.  See also the Tweezerman website.

6. Parker Safety Razor 100% Pure Badger Bristle Shaving Brush with Black Deluxe Handle & Free Stand

parkerA relatively large brush and an excellent value.

7. Edwin Jagger Best Badger Shaving Brush With Drip Stand, Imitation Ivory, Medium

ejiThis is the same brush as the Edwin Jagger listed above, in a different color.

8. SimplyBeautiful Basic 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush

sbI have no personal experience with this brush.

9. Parker Safety Razor 100% Silvertip Badger Bristle Shaving Brush (Chrome Handle) and Free Shaving Brush Stand

10. Parker Safety Razor SYNTHETIC Bristle Shaving Brush with White handle and Free Stand


This list was compiled from reports supplied (mainly) from, and other sites where Sharpologist is an affiliate. One of the ways Sharpologist is able to cover its costs and be a sustainable business is a small commission earned when readers make a purchase from Amazon or other sites after clicking on our links (including those above). While no personal details are passed on, an overall report about what was bought is available and was used to create this list.  See the disclosures page.


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