Why choose a silvertip badger shaving brush? I’ll tell you why, champ. Because few other products will improve your shaving experience as much as one of these bad boys. Silvertip badger refers to the type of bristles, and silvertip badger is the most expensive and rare type of badger bristles. Even though a lot of people use boar bristles, it is widely regarded that badger bristles are much more comfortable and stable.
It is important, in this case, not to get a silvertip badger brush mixed up with other types of badger brushes. A lot of people prefer badger brushes to boar brushes, but there is still a big difference between the different types of badger hair. Silvertip badger is thicker, more durable, and it can create the best lather possible.
If you care about quality, it just doesn’t really get any better than a silvertip badger shaving brush.
Badger vs Boar:
The main difference between the two is comfort. Boar bristles are known for being tough and abrasive. While badger is known for being incredibly soft and comfortable. Also, because of the style of the two bristles, a badger bristle brush tends to be much more stable. Boar bristles fall out frequently and quite simply, you don’t tend to have that problem with silvertip badger bristles. Also, a boar brush does not hold water near as well as a badger brush. Badger brushes have a fuller head, and they can usually create a better lather compared to boar.
Although you are able to get a boar brush for under $20, and badger brushes are much more expensive. We recommend you spend a little extra money for what we think will be a much better shaving experience. Here are a few of the best badger shaving brushes out there!
The “Monarch” High Mountain White Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush:
The Monarch by Wet Shaving Products is one of the most expensive silvertip brushes out there, and the most expensive that we are going to review. However, when you pick one of these up, you will know where the extra money went. The head is massive even compared to other badger brushes. You also don’t see a loss of hairs with this brush
One of the biggest things about this brush that is noticeable immediately is that the brush doesn’t have the usual badger scent that others have. If you have ever used a badger brush, you know exactly what I mean. To put it simply, most badger brushes come smelling like a zoo.Wet Shaving Products went the extra step to send this gorgeous brush to you smelling lovely.
Parker Safety Razor 100% Silvertip Badger Bristle Shaving Brush:
We have reviewed several Parker products on this site. We believe that Parker makes a great product, and this brush is no exception. This brush lathers up easily and holds a ton of water. This makes it much easier and comfortable on your face.The brush is large enough to fit comfortably in your hand, yet light enough to give you a lot of control. This brush comes with a very sleek black handle and will look great on the bathroom counter.
GBS 100% Silvertip Badger Bristle Shaving Brush:
GBS isn’t a well known product in the realm of wet shaving, but they are making a name for themselves. The bristles speak for themselves being silvetip, however, there have been mixed reviews on the handle. Some people love the handle, some people don’t. The handle undoubtedly looks sleep and handsome with its black body and chrome base.
“The Prince” High Density Premium Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush by Wet Shaving Products:
This shaving brush from Wet Shaving Products called “The Prince” is an all around great product. It’s ergonomic handle provides great control for easy lathering. The price is right on par with other silvertip shaving brushes we have reviewed. This is also another brush from Wet Shaving Products that comes without the unfavorable badger scent.
Additionally, this brush builds up a great lather. The bristles are stiff enough that they can grip the lather, but you also don’t lost a bunch of bristles like a lot of boar brushes we come across. Overall, this brush is stout, comfortable, and moderately priced. We would recommend this brush to anybody who enjoys wet shaving.
SimplyBeautiful Silvertip Badger Brush:
We wanted to post this last one because it’s a quality product for a very reasonable price. This silvertip badger brush by SimplyBeautiful just looks cool as hell. It comes with a full chrome handle giving it an old school look. Not only does this brush come at a great price, but you don’t have to forfeit quality. This brush is very durable, it sheds very little, and it gives a great, consistent lather.
Although this brush is not as great as some of the other silvertip badger brushes out there, it is still better than the standard boar brush if you are looking for a soft, comfortable brush.