10-07-2013, 01:10 PM
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Hello Everyone!

I just got my second Omega 9005 with Syntex bristles and what a difference from my original Syntex brush from two years ago...night and day! The new brush is much nicer than the original! Makes me want to go and buy all of them if this is what I can expect!

I was even able to lather my Williams from CVS which has always given me trouble..!

Have they changed the bristles since the new synthetics have come out??

Thanks!

Matt

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 10-07-2013, 01:11 PM
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(10-07-2013, 01:10 PM)Crag Wrote: Hello Everyone!

I just got my second Omega 9005 with Syntex bristles and what a difference from my original Syntex brush from two years ago...night and day! The new brush is much nicer than the original! Makes me want to go and buy all of them if this is what I can expect!

I was even able to lather my Williams from CVS which has always given me trouble..!

Have they changed the bristles since the new synthetics have come out??

Thanks!


Matt

Pics or never happened ! Biggrin

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 10-07-2013, 01:21 PM
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Sorry...I'm at work, but these are the brushes I have...

This is the image from Omega for the old brush:

[Image: syntexold.jpg]

And the new one also from Omega:

[Image: 9005Omega.jpg]

They both look exactly like the picture.

I got the first one new from ebay. It lathers fine, but the new Ash one is a lather monster! I was so impressed with this mornings shave that I got out the Williams and lathered it up like it was Vintage Yardley!

This reminds me of the prototype Men-U brush, but it is all white! Has there been a shift in the way they make the bristles?

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 10-07-2013, 01:28 PM
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Don't know, but there was a huge buying frenzy of the latest generation of synthetics early this year. Need to check if it's finally subsided or not. I'm guessing not.

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 10-07-2013, 02:06 PM
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I purchased a new Omega 0140634 from their HI-BRUSH series a few weeks ago It is their latest entry into the synthetic brush market, and part of a very good looking series.

[Image: 10-7-20135-56-38PM_zps175dd840.jpg]

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 10-07-2013, 02:11 PM
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(10-07-2013, 02:06 PM)Codfish Wrote: I purchased a new Omega 0140634 from their HI-BRUSH series a few weeks ago It is their latest entry into the synthetic brush market, and part of a very good looking series.

[Image: 10-7-20135-56-38PM_zps175dd840.jpg]

How did you like that Omega , Jim ?

However , the synthex brushes seems to be made of different bristle...

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 10-07-2013, 02:34 PM
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Yes the Syntex is all white...it doesn't look so pretty, but this last one lathers like there is no tomorrow! I got a red one like the first picture from ebay on 2011 and it does not lather for anything...it is too floppy, but this last one lathers wonderfully with just the right amount of backbone. I face lather so that backbone is very important to me.

I just ordered another style - Omega 90075 white over red to see if it is all of the new brushes or only the one I got...wish me luck!

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 10-07-2013, 02:35 PM
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I don't own a syntex, so I can't be sure of any differences other than the dye used for the fibers. Omega claims that the HI-BRUSH series is their latest and most advanced line. I am used to Muhle V1 and V2 brushes, Edwin Jagger synths, as well as the latest Frank Shaving PUR-TECH and H.I.S. lines--all of which have Gen 4 knots.

The new Omegas still use Gen 3.0 fibers and are disappointing--at least to me. They could do better. I'll post a review on the Nook today or tomorrow.

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 10-07-2013, 07:13 PM
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Matt, congrats on the brush! Smile

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 10-08-2013, 08:03 AM
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Great information I have been looking at the Omega Sytex brushes.
Was curious in how they worked, I now have an answer.

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 10-08-2013, 09:36 AM
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Could you tell me the model #/designator of the Ash handled syntex?

Thanks

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 10-08-2013, 11:48 AM
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(10-08-2013, 09:36 AM)MichaelD Wrote: Could you tell me the model #/designator of the Ash handled syntex?

Thanks

9005, it is in the first post. Great handle, I have the boar version. I'd be really tempted if I didn't already have three synthetics.

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 10-08-2013, 02:49 PM
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(10-08-2013, 11:48 AM)MikeGJ Wrote:
(10-08-2013, 09:36 AM)MichaelD Wrote: Could you tell me the model #/designator of the Ash handled syntex?

Thanks

9005, it is in the first post. Great handle, I have the boar version. I'd be really tempted if I didn't already have three synthetics.
Oops, better learn how to read again.

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 10-08-2013, 04:14 PM
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No worries, mate! I love the handle...I'm not sure why I didn't buy it earlier...I'd been eyeing that handle for a while. i liked it so much that i placed another order for the Boar variety...Can never have too many boars, IMO...

One word...I really like the graphic that Shoebox Shave Shop uses to represent the Synthetic brush line...Patrick Stewart - Jean-luc Picard as Locutus of Borg...lol, yes...I'm a trekkie!

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 10-08-2013, 04:57 PM
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(10-07-2013, 01:21 PM)Crag Wrote: Sorry...I'm at work, but these are the brushes I have...

This is the image from Omega for the old brush:

[Image: syntexold.jpg]

And the new one also from Omega:

[Image: 9005Omega.jpg]

They both look exactly like the picture.

I got the first one new from ebay. It lathers fine, but the new Ash one is a lather monster! I was so impressed with this mornings shave that I got out the Williams and lathered it up like it was Vintage Yardley!

This reminds me of the prototype Men-U brush, but it is all white! Has there been a shift in the way they make the bristles?

The original Syntex was a Generation 1 nylon fiber which was stiff as an unbroken boar. Reference the following article:

http://sharpologist.com/2013/10/syntheti...pdate.html

I do not know if Omega is using an undyed Generation 3 fiber as a replacement since I don't have one of these brushes. But an white fiber would please some people who want that look in a synthetic brush instead of 3 band badger coloration.

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 10-08-2013, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for the explanation, and that makes perfect sense!

(10-08-2013, 04:57 PM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 01:21 PM)Crag Wrote: Sorry...I'm at work, but these are the brushes I have...

This is the image from Omega for the old brush:

[Image: syntexold.jpg]

And the new one also from Omega:

[Image: 9005Omega.jpg]

They both look exactly like the picture.

I got the first one new from ebay. It lathers fine, but the new Ash one is a lather monster! I was so impressed with this mornings shave that I got out the Williams and lathered it up like it was Vintage Yardley!

This reminds me of the prototype Men-U brush, but it is all white! Has there been a shift in the way they make the bristles?

The original Syntex was a Generation 1 nylon fiber which was stiff as an unbroken boar. Reference the following article:

http://sharpologist.com/2013/10/syntheti...pdate.html

I do not know if Omega is using an undyed Generation 3 fiber as a replacement since I don't have one of these brushes. But an white fiber would please some people who want that look in a synthetic brush instead of 3 band badger coloration.

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