09-27-2013, 04:50 PM
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All,

I've had an Omega 11047 for a couple of years and love it; works great with hard soaps, soft soaps, and creams.

Is anyone able to give a report on the Omega 50068? It appears to be about the same size of the Mighty Midget, just in boar. It looks like a pretty cool brush. Any user reports are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ed

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 09-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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The Bambino is a nice little brush. I can't believe I didn't review it. I've been delinquent.

After getting a WeeScot I couldn't resist getting a little boar as well.

It works fine. It's not as small as a WeeScot, but I suspect it can't be due to the stiffness of boar. It would be like using a floor scrub brush on the face if they dropped the loft. But it's small enough to very easily fit inside a tiny Rx bottle. It would make a good travel brush.

I make 2 1/3 passes and I have plenty of lather when I use the Bambino. I'll use it next this Sunday in fact. If anything else jumps out at me I'll come back and add it. Unless someone does it first, when I have time I'll do a full review of it when I have the time. I'm very busy this time of year. WAAAYYYY too busy for a retired person.

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 10-01-2013, 05:41 AM
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The Bambino is an awesome little brush. The small handle takes some getting used to but the knot is capable of giving you 2 - 3 passes.

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 10-03-2014, 12:26 PM
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I acquired the Bambino not long ago, and it turned out to be such a pleasure that today I went ahead and got the Mighty Midget too. I rather like a bit of scritch, and size is not an issue. I look forward to trying it out.

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 10-03-2014, 03:50 PM
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Fantastic little brush!! Great performance for its size! Smile

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 10-03-2014, 08:34 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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50068 is a great little brush but the handle is cracking slightly. Still, such a cheap brush. The bristles soften nicely. Good little travelling brush.

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 10-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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  • 55dougie
  • Doug Korn's Workshop - Artisan
  • NY USA
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I have the Mighty Midget.11047.. in BOAR and love this knot..... great travel brush but I hated the handle. It's only 30mm tall. So - I had to smash it with a hammer and make a better handle for the knot... Making a new handle that's just a little bigger at 40mm makes all the difference. The Bambino has a 40mm handle but a shorter loft and a bigger knot.... but hey it's so cheap at $7-8 that it's worth a spin.... I really like the Omega Boar knots...

Here it is:
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 10-06-2014, 11:50 PM
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A much more useable handle! Does it still travel well?

Whoops! I see the container next to it.

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 11-05-2014, 07:57 AM
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I most often use a Shaving Factory boar brush that, while small, is larger than the bambino, midget, or wee scot. I have all three of these brushes, and I think the mixed bristle midget is my favorite. It works great with hard soap or cream. Real eye candy too.
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 11-06-2014, 10:27 PM
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I have the midget and its great but I'd prefer to have the silvertip version. I'm not big on boars even though its s mixed knot

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 11-09-2014, 12:14 AM
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The silvertip version is a great brush, but looks a bit strange at full bloom. It's extremely soft with no backbone and initially I thought I'd sell it, but it works great with every soap I've ever used it with. It's a keeper.

Here's the 599 flanked by a few other brushes.
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 11-09-2014, 02:10 AM
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I used my Bambino again yesterday; it's something of a shedder. It dropped two hairs again on what was probably its sixth use. I hope that's all.

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 11-19-2014, 04:56 PM
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(11-09-2014, 02:10 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: I used my Bambino again yesterday; it's something of a shedder. It dropped two hairs again on what was probably its sixth use. I hope that's all.

My bambino doesn't shed, but my Shaving Factory xs boar does. I'd say it's a rare shave when I don't encounter at least one bristle making an escape. It's a cheap brush, but I love it.
Had it about six months - guess I'll keep it 'til it's threadbare.
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