04-07-2012, 04:28 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Having discovered I'm (mildly) allergic to Boar Hair and after reading Teiste's Shaving Brushes restorations post I decided to have a go at removing the Mixed Badger/Boar knot and replacing it with a 20mm Finest Badger Knot XH from The Golden Nib...

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Omega 11047 - Mixed Badger Boar knot


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Omega 11047 inside glass jar (ready for steam bath)


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Omega 11047 (inside glass jar) placed into pot filled with boiling water (steam bath). After photo was taken, lid was put on and steam bath began...


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Omega 11047 - Mixed Badger Boar knot removed from handle after 3½ hours in steam bath


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The Golden Nib - 20mm Two Band Finest Badger (bulb knot)


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The Golden Nib - 20mm Two Band Finest Badger (bulb knot)


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The Golden Nib - 20mm Two Band Finest Badger (bulb knot)


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Omega 11047 handle fitted (glued in with "5 Minute Epoxy") with The Golden Nib - 20mm Two Band Finest Badger (bulb knot)


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Omega 11047 handle fitted (glued in with "5 Minute Epoxy") with The Golden Nib - 20mm Two Band Finest Badger (bulb knot)

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 04-07-2012, 07:57 PM
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Nicely done! Hope the replacement with the finest serves you well for a long time.

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 04-07-2012, 07:58 PM
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Nice results

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 04-07-2012, 10:48 PM
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  • Teiste
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Gorgeous looking brush,my friend!

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 04-20-2012, 10:13 AM
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  • mikeperry
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So far so good with The Golden Nib - 20mm Two Band Finest Badger (bulb knot), set at a loft height of 47mm.

Tips of the hairs are soft enough to make face lathering enjoyable and very comfortable, but the knot overall has good backbone.

I'm pretty impressed with how well packed the knot is, and only 2 hairs have been lost to date.

Knot has no problem holding enough lather for multiple passes (3 passes is my maximum).

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Omega 11047 handle fitted with The Golden Nib - 20mm Two Band Finest Badger (bulb knot, post bloom)

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 04-20-2012, 10:42 AM
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  • Johnny
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Looking good Mike. Job well done.

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 04-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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  • Teiste
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It looks great,my friend!
I got a 20mm knot last week (finest badger) and it was really well packed of hair and only lost 3 hairs,so these new knots are pretty good for their price.

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 04-20-2012, 12:35 PM
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Nice job, Mike! Biggrin

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 04-20-2012, 05:23 PM
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Great job and very nice looking brush, Mike!
i think i may have to give it a try with my same brush that i have.

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 04-21-2012, 01:35 AM
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That kind of makes me want to get one of the cheap Bambino handles and do the same; nice job!

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 04-26-2012, 03:13 PM
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Very nice job!

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 05-27-2012, 04:51 PM
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  • wlmcad
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Great work that is an awesome looking little brush.

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 05-27-2012, 06:35 PM
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  • Shanman
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Brother, you might as well finish buffing that logo off. The MM is a nice little handle, I own both the mixed hair and the silvertip models.

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 06-05-2012, 08:03 PM
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  • jss
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very nice outcome...

Best,
Julian

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 01-12-2013, 07:49 PM
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  • ben74
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Good job, it looks fantastic!

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 01-12-2013, 08:02 PM
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(05-27-2012, 06:35 PM)Shanman Wrote: Brother, you might as well finish buffing that logo off. The MM is a nice little handle, I own both the mixed hair and the silvertip models.

I agree with the buffing of the logo.

Mike you did a good job with knot choice and execution of restoration.

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 01-12-2013, 08:10 PM
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It looks like it was part of the Omega family! Good job.

BTW, the loft you quoted rang a mental bell so I had to check. That's very close to the loft of all the other brushes using that handle. They would be (that I know of) the 599 silvertip, the 11047, and the Bambino.

Mike, Want to borrow a 599 silvertip to compare it to?

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 01-12-2013, 08:24 PM
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Looks great! I have a 28mm TGN finest on the way to replace a Frank's synthetic knot. Seeing this has me even more excited to switch the knot out.

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 01-13-2013, 03:58 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Smile

(05-27-2012, 06:35 PM)Shanman Wrote: Brother, you might as well finish buffing that logo off.

(01-12-2013, 08:02 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I agree with the buffing of the logo.

Honestly it doesn't bother me, if anything I think it adds a little bit of character to the brush... I plan to simply let time, plus wear and tear take it course on the logo.



(01-12-2013, 08:10 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Mike, Want to borrow a 599 silvertip to compare it to?

Brian, I'd love to, I will send you a PM Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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