07-15-2013, 05:52 PM
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Yesterday I ordered an Omega 20107 from The Superior Shave. It's a twin of the 20106 with a little bit shorter loft. Still in the neighborhood of 60 or so. Just not quite as long as the 106. I'm thinking it might be a direct competitor for the excellent Semogue 2000 (60mm loft).

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 02-15-2014, 11:03 AM
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Gary, I know you posted a while ago, but how are you getting along with the 20107? I am currently breaking one in. Any others with experience with this Omega? Seems to be less popular than the Omega 48 and 49.

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 02-15-2014, 11:56 AM
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I used the 10083 with a bit of a shorter loft than the other Pros, as well as the '07, though I believe it had the same bristle (?) It was a fine brush, if still quite a handful.

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 02-15-2014, 01:18 PM
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Ron, yes these are certainly not small brushes, but I find that they get in a groove when building lather and have sufficient backbone to massage the lather into the face. Maybe managing them is part of the fun?

My '07 is at a 62mm loft with less density than the Proraso boar (Proraso was also lower loft - 60mm). For now, the '07 has the right amount of flex, already soft tips and a handle shape I prefer. The black ABS handle, while light like many of the Omega handles, actually fits my hand better and feels better without the chrome colored coating.

I might try the Italian barber method of grasping the brush at the base of the bristles and see how that feels.

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 02-15-2014, 04:10 PM
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Tom, I like the '107 a lot. It's very similar to the Semogue 2000, except the 2000 is packed more densely and has a larger bloom. They both seem to have the premium bristles and are excellent with my favorite soaps.

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 02-15-2014, 04:51 PM
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(02-15-2014, 04:10 PM)brothers Wrote: Tom, I like the '107 a lot. It's very similar to the Semogue 2000, except the 2000 is packed more densely and as a larger bloom. They both seem to have the premium bristles and are excellent with my favorite soaps.

Gary, that's great to hear. Mine is breaking in nicely and as it is, it is holding more lather and making lather faster. Very soft and luxurious. I know many generally talk about big brushes (and particularly the Omega Pro brushes) as being good bowl lathering brushes, but I find them easy to use face lathering.

I think the 20107 is not only a great value, but a great brush, irrespective of its value. I suppose the 48 and 49 might be recommended more because they are the quintessential Omega brush and are priced a bit lower.

Overall, it seems like you can't go wrong with these big boars; one just needs to know how to use them and understand they take a bit to reach their full potential.

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 02-15-2014, 10:10 PM
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That is a lot of boar! I like large brushes also, but they have to be badger! Biggrin
Enjoy the brush, gentlemen!

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 02-15-2014, 10:41 PM
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(02-15-2014, 04:51 PM)kentclark Wrote:
(02-15-2014, 04:10 PM)brothers Wrote: Tom, I like the '107 a lot. It's very similar to the Semogue 2000, except the 2000 is packed more densely and as a larger bloom. They both seem to have the premium bristles and are excellent with my favorite soaps.

Gary, that's great to hear. Mine is breaking in nicely and as it is, it is holding more lather and making lather faster. Very soft and luxurious. I know many generally talk about big brushes (and particularly the Omega Pro brushes) as being good bowl lathering brushes, but I find them easy to use face lathering.

I think the 20107 is not only a great value, but a great brush, irrespective of its value. I suppose the 48 and 49 might be recommended more because they are the quintessential Omega brush and are priced a bit lower.

Overall, it seems like you can't go wrong with these big boars; one just needs to know how to use them and understand they take a bit to reach their full potential.

Thomas
I've owned 3 of the 20107 , I call it the $10 Omega. It really to me feels between the 49 and the large Omega Pros , its just perfect. I've used 8 or ten different Omega brushes over the years and this one is definitely the best . There is nothing about its appearance to suggest how good it is but darn if it doesn't seem just right.

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 02-16-2014, 06:36 AM
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(02-15-2014, 10:41 PM)Hanzo Wrote:
(02-15-2014, 04:51 PM)kentclark Wrote:
(02-15-2014, 04:10 PM)brothers Wrote: Tom, I like the '107 a lot. It's very similar to the Semogue 2000, except the 2000 is packed more densely and as a larger bloom. They both seem to have the premium bristles and are excellent with my favorite soaps.

Gary, that's great to hear. Mine is breaking in nicely and as it is, it is holding more lather and making lather faster. Very soft and luxurious. I know many generally talk about big brushes (and particularly the Omega Pro brushes) as being good bowl lathering brushes, but I find them easy to use face lathering.

I think the 20107 is not only a great value, but a great brush, irrespective of its value. I suppose the 48 and 49 might be recommended more because they are the quintessential Omega brush and are priced a bit lower.

Overall, it seems like you can't go wrong with these big boars; one just needs to know how to use them and understand they take a bit to reach their full potential.

Thomas
I've owned 3 of the 20107 , I call it the $10 Omega. It really to me feels between the 49 and the large Omega Pros , its just perfect. I've used 8 or ten different Omega brushes over the years and this one is definitely the best . There is nothing about its appearance to suggest how good it is but darn if it doesn't seem just right.

Thanks, Kevin. I never knew you were enjoying a 20107; I'm certainly enjoying mine. I like how you describe being in the sweet spot of the Omega range. Hope all is well with you.

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