12-22-2013, 12:36 PM
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  • Deco
  • シングルエッジ
  • Rocky Mountains
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Yesterday I received a Mighty Midget Wide Waist brush from Connaught Shaving. It's an all boar brush and cousin to the Mighty Midget (mixed badger/boar).

Last night I did Teiste's destink procedure on the brush. Then I did a couple of hand lather test drives using
. As in the video, lather built quickly with both Cella and RazoRock Moroccan Secret.

Today I gave it a whirl. WOW what a brush. I love that little pig. Feels great against the face. Builds lather quickly face lathering with Cella - even faster than the Omega #49 I've used daily for the last 3.5 months. Held enough lather for 3 full passes + spot clean ups.

My brush experience is limited. I've only used two brushes: the #49 and the Mighty Midget Wide Waist. That said, I would encourage people to give it a try. Its a great brush, especially compared to the #49, and will be my new daily brush Biggrin

Here's how it stacks up to it's more popular cousin.

Omega Mighty Midget Wide Waist (all boar)
Omega #40033
Ht: 88 mm
Loft: 48 mm
Knot: 23 mm
Base: 40 mm

Omega Mighty Midget (mixed badger/boar)
Omega #11047
Ht: 73 mm
Loft: 43 mm
Knot: 20 mm
Base: 30 mm

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 12-22-2013, 01:55 PM
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  • Hanzo
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  • Oakland, California
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Great looking little brush. My break in and deodorizing with my Omega boars is to soak the brush in hot water for a day and in between changing the hot water ,lather the brush with 1000 turns on a puck of soap . For me it deodorizes and speeds up the break in.

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 12-22-2013, 02:58 PM
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  • Deco
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  • Rocky Mountains
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(12-22-2013, 01:55 PM)Hanzo Wrote: Great looking little brush. My break in and deodorizing with my Omega boars is to soak the brush in hot water for a day and in between changing the hot water ,lather the brush with 1000 turns on a puck of soap . For me it deodorizes and speeds up the break in.
That's good idea - repeatedly soaking in hot water.

Size of Mighty Midget Wide Waist compared to Omega 49
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 12-22-2013, 03:46 PM
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Yup! It's a great little brush. From the price one might conclude it's junk, but it's far from that IMO.

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 12-22-2013, 05:12 PM
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  • Deuce
  • Just a guy
  • Cave Creek
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I'm very impressed with my 1 week boar trial. The Omega's and Semogue's are impressive brushes

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 12-22-2013, 05:45 PM
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  • Shaun
  • Senior Member
  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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I have one too and it's really a very good little brush. I also have its tinier nephew, and it's also a nice little performer: the Omega 50068 Bambino. Fun.

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 12-22-2013, 05:48 PM
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After trying over 100 different brushes, I think it's hard to beat the 49 or the 40033. Great lather-making machines!

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 12-23-2013, 09:54 AM
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Good to hear you are enjoying the little brush! Smile

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 12-24-2013, 11:14 AM
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  • Deco
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  • Rocky Mountains
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Heart that little brush. It's great for bowl lathering too.
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 12-24-2013, 11:30 AM
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  • mjemec
  • Active Member
  • Slovenia
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I sold one of these in the summer and I regret it a bit. The handle could be uncomfortable to hold, though.

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 12-24-2013, 09:12 PM
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For me the best darn knot around. If Omega decided to put this knot in a solid acrylic handle they would have a real winner. It is the only knot I use. After 3 years of use the tips are very soft and the brush retains great backbone. It paints and splays very nicely. Works great face lathering and also in a bowl. The only problem is that the handle is uncomfortable to use as previously stated. I have re=handled the knot in a comfortable handle. I could not be happier with the re-handle. At $7 a great knot.

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