04-06-2013, 04:43 PM
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  • Tonality
  • Attempted Soap Sabbatical
  • Boston
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Hello all,

Over and over, I have been troubled by my lack of satisfaction with boar brushes. The SOC was too large and felt like I was being consumed and out of control when face lathering. The 2030B was too floppy and couldn't hold a solid lather to my liking. I then got the IB LE when they were first on sale, used it a few times, and was unimpressed, it seemed like it would end up the same as the others. But I didn't want to sell it, cause I got my father one as well and it provided a meaningful connection with him back home. Well, I started using it again, and BAM! AMAZING! Dare I say, PERFECT!

Yes brothers and sisters, I have seen the light of a broken in boar. I do think the knot size has something to do with it, too. Basing my thoughts on knot size, I got the 1800 as well, and almost immediately it is performing like a dream!

Just thought I would share the good news. It's going to be tough to keep the BoarBAD at bay!

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 04-06-2013, 04:50 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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I'm glad to hear it! The 1800 is my favorite boar and I'm glad to hear you got that as well. There is just something about that brush that I love. I really like the IB too but prefer the face feel of the 1800 slightly more. I like the fact it has to kinds of boar grade as well.

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 04-06-2013, 04:54 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Can you feel the love?

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 04-06-2013, 05:22 PM
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Worship at the altar of the Hairy Bacon and banish those bothersome badgers! All you need to do now is join the M.O.B. - Men of Boar. SmiliePigPiggy_214

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 04-06-2013, 05:29 PM
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Congratulations, Anthony!

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 04-07-2013, 05:10 PM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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Welcome!

No matter what I do, I always come back to the boar brushes..

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 04-07-2013, 05:44 PM
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Ah, you now have been hogtied!
Excellent! Carry on!

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 04-07-2013, 06:06 PM
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  • Tonality
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  • Boston
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I may have to try out an Omega again sometime now.

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 04-08-2013, 11:53 AM
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Never tried a badger, so don't really have anything to compare my Omega to, but for the tiny sum I paid for it I'm hugely impressed.

I can't now see the point in buying an expensive badger brush, as my £4.80 boar does a more than fine job.

Boar all the way!

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 04-08-2013, 11:59 AM
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Welcome to the Brotherhood of the Boar! TongueLaughing1Piggy_214SmiliePig

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 04-08-2013, 12:16 PM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Glad you have seen the light. Welcome to the luxury world of boars.

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 04-11-2013, 05:14 AM
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  • Blue line
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  • East Central Alabama
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Badger is GROSSLY overrated in my opinion.

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 04-11-2013, 09:36 AM
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  • Java
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  • Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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Welcome to the Brotherhood! Having tried Boar and Horse, and Badger, I've decided I prefer Boar. (I probably haven't bought my last Horse hair, either Biggrin) If someone has done the same, and prefers the Badger, more power to them. I wouldn't say badger is "overrated" but I would say I've run into several people that will tell you that "everyone knows badger is superior to everything else" and when pressed will admit they've never tried anything else. As John Lennon (almost) said, "All I am saying, is give pigs a chance."

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 04-11-2013, 09:48 AM
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I'm still working on getting the most out of my badger brushes, but I always get a consistently great lather from my Semogue boar.
I now have an Omega 31064 boar on the way as well so I can compare them.

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