American wet shaving legend Mike Sandoval has described The Bluebeards Revenge ‘Corsair’ Super Badger Shaving Brush as having “an outstanding density and lathering capability packed into a comfortable size format that will appeal to a wide range of wet shavers”.
The lathe turned handle was previously marketed under the name “Buccaneer” and filled with a good quality pure badger hair, making it an affordable luxury.
But the Corsair is knotted with super badger grade hair that Vulfix is well known for using in some of their finest shaving brushes. In addition to the upgraded hair type, the brush is also loaded with around 20 per cent more hair to create a knot that has a stiffer feeling and more density for water retention and lathering capability.
Mike, who runs leading shaving blog Shaving101.com, started off his review by saying: “Vulfix brushes are softer than and not as stiff as other brands, such as Simpsons. They are well made and are well known for their quality and durability, and the Corsair is not an exception to these standards.
”The Corsair is not a firm brush but rather a soft and luxurious brush with a full density that gently massages the face and easily releases the lather on to the skin where you need it rather than holding it in the brush’s core like some overly stiff brushes tend to do,” Mike Sandoval, Shaving101.com
“Unlike the standard Vulfix models, the added badger hair gives it denser feel that is immediately noticeable upon first inspection. The loft of the brush is perfectly uniform in colouring with an attractive three-band colour pattern and a nice shape that is symmetrical and not overly bulbous.
”The handle of the brush is made of a quality faux ivory material and is polished to a nice shine and stamped with the Bluebeards Revenge logo in blue.”
Mike, considered a legend in the wonderful world of wet shaving, tested the Corsair on both shaving creams and hard shaving soaps and said he “found it to be useful for almost any product”.
“When submerged in water, the brush absorbs an impressive amount of water and infuses it effortlessly with any quality shaving cream to create a rich and voluminous lather,” he explained.
“Despite the softer characteristics of the fine super badger hair, the Corsair easily loads with shaving soaps and is great at producing quality lather directly on the face. The tips of the badger hair feel soft on the skin and combine well with the added backbone of the brush to create an ideal balance of density and comfort, which is heavily favoured by many experienced wet shavers.
”The Corsair is not a firm brush but rather a soft and luxurious brush with a full density that gently massages the face and easily releases the lather on to the skin where you need it rather than holding it in the brush’s core like some overly stiff brushes tend to do.”
Mike concluded his review by describing the Corsair as a “well made piece”, adding it is “filled with quality super badger hair”.
You can read the full review by clicking here.
The luxurious Kent BK4 Silver Tip Badger Shaving Brush has been given a glowing review by a leading American wet shaving expert.
Mike Sandoval, from leading wet shaving website Shaving101.com, was full of praise for the premium shaving brush, describing it as “outstanding”.
He started off his review by saying: “I was amazed at the beauty of the badger hair upon opening the red presentation box. The silvertip badger hair is simply gorgeous.
“Expecting this brush to be a ‘nice’ brush, I was very surprised when it revealed itself to be outstanding!
“The BK4 is one of the most versatile shaving brushes I have ever used with both hard soaps and shaving creams. The BK4 quickly produces a rich volume of lather easily suitable for a three-pass shave.”
Mike, who has been reviewing wet shaving products for more then 10 years, continued: “Those who want a brush that will work well with any soap or cream, and always be soft and comfortable on the face will love this brush.
“Those with sensitive skin that have problems with the stiffer bristles of many other high-end brushes would also greatly benefit it as well.”
He concluded by describing the Kent BK4 as an “outstanding example of a good-value shaving brush”, adding “the comfortable feel of the handle, gorgeous and soft high-quality badger hair, and classy red presentation case all represent what a fine British shaving brush should be”.
You can read the complete Shaving101.com Kent BK4 review by clicking here.
The Kent BK4 is priced at an affordable £44.99 on Shaving-shack.com.
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