RazoRock’s Chrome Silvertip Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush is one of my top picks for an eco-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty-free shaving brush. Made with solid chrome and a slightly softer Plissoft synthetic fiber tip, this one has some good heft, can whip up an excellent lather, and is a firm favorite with shavers new to the wet shaving game and those who have been wet shaving for decades. It’s also budget friendly at just $20.
RazoRock Chrome Silvertip Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush
Highlights: Works well for those wanting a really luxurious and soft feel to their shaving brush. Ideal for sensitive skin and finer hair. Whips up and holds a decent lather even with harder soaps.
RazoRock Chrome Silvertip Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush at a glance:
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The RazoRock’s knot is 24 mm in diameter, with a bristle loft of 57 mm. The total height of the piece is 120 mm (12 cm), and the barber shop style handle height around 63 mm, and the brush weighs a solid 187 grams. As such, it may tip over a cheap, lightweight shaving stand, and may be too wide in some, so check before buying a stand to go with this one. Also, because of its heft, this one may chip a lightweight ceramic bowl, so go for a stainless steel bowl or such if you can.
The Plissoft Silvertip knot is one level softer than RazoRock’s standard Plissoft fiber, so works well for those wanting a really luxurious and soft feel to their shaving brush. Ideal for sensitive skin and finer hair, this brush whips up and holds a decent lather even with harder soaps and feels solid and reassuring in your hand. The bristles are thicker and firmer near the base, which gives it good backbone. And, as with all synthetics, you don’t get the nasty smell associated with wet animal hair, nor do you need to break this brush in.
RazoRock vs. Mühle
The RazoRock is the heaviest of the shaving brushes I found, weighing in at a whopping 187 g compared to the 142 g of the Mühle 31M89 Silvertip Synthetic Shaving Brush, 127 g for the Mühle Hexagon, and just 28 g for the Mühle Black Fiber Thermo Wood.
The RazoRock has the widest knot, however, at 24 mm diameter compared to 21 mm for the others. And the RazoRock’s Plissoft knot is softer than the others, so it is an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin or if shaving an area with finer hair.
The Mühle 31M89 Silvertip Synthetic Shaving Brush is, overall, my top pick for an eco-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty-free shaving brush, but it’s not perfect, given those plastic synthetic fibers and all. Still, this one is a real beauty and the quality seems second to none.
The RazoRock is still an excellent shaving brush, though, and costs a lot less than all of the Mühle models; the 31M89 costs $132; the Hexagon $90.50; and the Thermo Wood $47, compared to the RazoRock at $20.
All in all, the RazoRock Silvertip Plissoft Synthetic Shaving Brush is an excellent choice that may last you decades, if not the rest of your shaving life.