01-28-2013, 01:41 PM
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  • Teiste
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Most of us are already familiar with the Wet Shaving Products badger hair brushes , and now WSP is going the boar way , something that I truly appreciate , and specially now more , after testing this boar knot.

The boar knot that member Asharperrazor sent me to try coould perfectly compete hand by hand with the 90% tops that Semogue uses in the shaving brushes .

This boar hair knot has a 22 mm knot and 55 mm loft.The hair is totally white , since have been bleached.

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I got this knot in Saturday , stick it to one of my old Li Jun handle , and used it a couple times , and the tips softened so much after only 2 palm latherings , breaking very nicely.
The tips are quiet soft today for my shave , like if the knot would be fully ready , but I know I have to use it even more , to reach fully potential.

The knot has a high density of boar hair , and also , a glue bump which has like 1,5 mm of lenght : this provides a very good firm backbone , but also allows the tops to splays , so we can enjoy firmness of knot and soft tips.

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As I said , this knot has very soft tips , like a good boar brush and quiet a good , firm backbone , so its perfect for hard , triple milled shaving soaps as I have tested these last two days.I will use it a couple times more , and it will be heading Johnny's way , since he is another boar brushes lover and we will like to hear his opinion of this knot.

Now WSP needs to find a very nice handle , set a good price , and another brush to compete with Omega and Semogue boar brushes.Good news for us , the boar brushes lovers.

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 01-28-2013, 02:32 PM
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Good news!!

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 01-28-2013, 02:42 PM
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  • Johnny
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I look forward to trying that Teiste and will report my findings in this thread. Do we know who supplies the boar?

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 01-28-2013, 02:42 PM
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That's interesting. The brush seems to have a quite amount of splay, for only 2 latherings...
Looking forward to see how it evolves in the future. Cool

Don't know yet what to think (aesthetically speaking) about the all-white bleached bristles... Undecided

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 01-28-2013, 02:44 PM
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And they really look white in that black handle.

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 01-28-2013, 04:46 PM
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  • TexBilly
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I'm not a big boar brush fan but I love the gnarly look of many of the boar knots. I think the whitish bristles look cool against that black handle. Thanks, Teiste!

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 01-28-2013, 08:55 PM
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  • Songwind
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I love my WSP finest, so I'd definitely look at a WSP boar the next time I buy a piggie.

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 01-28-2013, 10:01 PM
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(01-28-2013, 02:42 PM)oversaturn Wrote: That's interesting. The brush seems to have a quite amount of splay, for only 2 latherings...
Looking forward to see how it evolves in the future. Cool

Don't know yet what to think (aesthetically speaking) about the all-white bleached bristles... Undecided

I was thinking the same thing...that IS a lot of splay. Maybe it is still wet and Teiste did some styling...but it doesn't look too wet. Glad to have another option in boars.

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 01-28-2013, 10:39 PM
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Looks promising. Thanks for the write up.

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 01-28-2013, 10:45 PM
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  • Teiste
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(01-28-2013, 10:01 PM)kentclark Wrote:
(01-28-2013, 02:42 PM)oversaturn Wrote: That's interesting. The brush seems to have a quite amount of splay, for only 2 latherings...
Looking forward to see how it evolves in the future. Cool

Don't know yet what to think (aesthetically speaking) about the all-white bleached bristles... Undecided

I was thinking the same thing...that IS a lot of splay. Maybe it is still wet and Teiste did some styling...but it doesn't look too wet. Glad to have another option in boars.

I took the pics after my morning shave.Also , while the tips softened after the second palm lathering and dry out period , I did like 4 or 5 more palm lathering cicles , plus the shave today.

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 01-28-2013, 11:12 PM
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  • tgutc
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Thanks for the info. Looks interesting to be sure.

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 01-28-2013, 11:20 PM
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Thank you for the review Teiste, it looks to be another winner for WSP.

I wish I cared for boar brushes but I do not. Not a single hog brush in my entire collection.

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 01-29-2013, 12:25 AM
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Been thinking about the Boar thing today after using my Omega 48. There just doesn't seem to be the same effort and design placed into boar that's being done with badger. A shame seeing that there are defiantly some soaps that work better with it than badger.
(And I don't like the 48. Find it a very awkward brush design to use).

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 02-02-2013, 05:02 PM
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  • Johnny
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Well, I received this brush from Teiste the other day and I used it to face lather with some Santa Maria Novella Shaving Cream. As Teiste said, this brush has good backbone and a nice loft, especially for face lathering.

I had absolutely no problems in building a nice rich lather with this brush. The way this brush splays, it performs more like a Semogue than an Omega. Kind of reminds me of a cross between my Semogue 1305 and Semogue 820.

Depending on the handle design and the price point of this brush, I could easily recommend one and would put one in my rotation.

I appreciate Teiste sending me this brush and now it is on its way back to "The Man".

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