10-05-2013, 09:21 PM
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My issue with boar brushes has always had to do with the handles. I like boar knots. However, for my preferences, none of the manufacturers of boar brushes make handles which are of the quality of the best badger brushes. So I decided to have Rudy Vey and Bob Quinn (Elite Razors) make me boar brushes using TGN 26mm boar knots. I'm delighted with the results. The Rudy Vey is on the left and the Bob Quinn is on the right.

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 10-05-2013, 09:51 PM
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Those are lovely brushes! Enjoy! Smile

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 10-05-2013, 11:16 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Great idea. I will be interested in hearing your opinion on the knots as well.

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 10-06-2013, 01:18 AM
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Very nice! Couldn't agree with your more - have a SOC boar coming in, hoping this brush has the quality I'm looking for...

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 10-06-2013, 02:53 AM
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  • 55dougie
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  • NY USA
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Those are a couple of top notch boar brushes! I really like the TGN all white boar knots. I refurbished a nice handle and put a TGN boar bristle in it but it seemed to have walked away with one of my sons!

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 10-06-2013, 03:04 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful boars Ricardo. Great move with the high quality custom handles. The Bob Quinn is my favourite of the two. Congratulations!

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 10-06-2013, 03:48 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Very nice, Ricardo! I like the simple elegance of the ivory color handles!

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 10-06-2013, 05:33 AM
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  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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Very nice! Stylin'!!!

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 10-06-2013, 08:04 AM
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  • TexBilly
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  • Austin, TX
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Ricardo - very nice! I like the overall neutral look - sets it apart from the pack. Enjoy!

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 10-06-2013, 08:34 AM
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Very classy brushes, Ricardo. I like both of the handles.

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 10-06-2013, 08:41 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Oh my, be still my Heart

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 10-06-2013, 08:58 AM
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Ricardo, those look fantastic. Those TGN (Omega) boar knots are some of my absolute favorite knots and those handles are up to the task.

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 10-06-2013, 10:21 AM
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Very nice.

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 10-06-2013, 11:37 AM
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  • vferdman
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  • Western Massachusetts
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Very nice brushes. I myself have made good use of TGN Omega boar knots. I restored a few brushes using the 22 mm blond knot (see here, here and here) and I also made a few brushes using Whipped Dog resin handles. All turned out to be fantastic brushes. I gave some away to my family members and they have been rediscovering using a shaving brush (if not the DE razors) ever since and thanking me every time we meet.

I think there are a few boar brushes with very nice handles from the factory. Semogue boars all have excellent handles. Some higher end Omegas do as well. Vulfix also makes boar brushes made with hand-turned resin handles just like their badger brushes.

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 10-06-2013, 03:37 PM
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  • OldDog23
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You & me both....we are on the same page about boar and top-notch handles.
liking that Quinn ! Love both VERY NICE !!

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 10-06-2013, 04:42 PM
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(10-05-2013, 09:21 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: My issue with boar brushes has always had to do with the handles. I like boar knots. However, for my preferences, none of the manufacturers of boar brushes make handles which are of the quality of the best badger brushes. So I decided to have Rudy Vey and Bob Quinn (Elite Razors) make me boar brushes using TGN 26mm boar knots. I'm delighted with the results. The Rudy Vey is on the left and the Bob Quinn is on the right.

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Both are nice! Enjoy them!

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