07-29-2014, 04:45 PM
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I just received today an Omega 11137 boar brush from BullGoose Shaving. The knot is 24mm the loft is 55mm.
I used it for the first time tonight and it feels really nice right out of the box. I know being a boar it will get better over time but Omega boar brushes seem to break in faster than some other popular boar brushes. It feels so good right now I can only imagine how nice it will feel after I have about 20 shaves on it.

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 07-29-2014, 06:05 PM
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  • Stubbl E
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Nothing too fancy, that's what I like best in the Omegas. Reminds me of a great ol' Guy Clark song...





..The kind of stuff you don't hang the wall. Wink

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 07-29-2014, 06:10 PM
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It seems that with boar brushes one fits into the Omega or Semogue camp. They're both excellent but different brushes. The Omega appeal to those who like a knot that stays tight and doesn't splay, while the Semogue appeal to those who like the characteristic splay of those brushes. The Omegas represent an outstanding value, and, to me, seem to break in faster than the Semogues. Enjoy your new brush!

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 07-30-2014, 10:48 AM
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  • Gago
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After the Semogue SOC cerdas, all other "piggies" seems obsolete to me...

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 07-31-2014, 05:30 AM
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enjoy the brush in good health Smile

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 07-31-2014, 05:35 AM
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I use an Omega boar every day. $11 and going strong after a long while.

I like feeling like there's no chance I'm messing up a brush or not caring for it right.

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 10-18-2014, 01:11 AM
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  • dimitrof
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These are very good brushes, IMO. Omega has a good price point and a good product, for sure.

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 10-18-2014, 06:24 AM
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I like both brands. From Omega, I have the big 48, the Bambino (50068), and the mixed boar/badger Midget (11047). All tremendous value. From Semogue, I have the 620, whose hallmark is backbone.

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 10-20-2014, 07:09 AM
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Omega's are hard to beat for their value! The 10066 is an awesome brush and with a price of under $10 it just can't be beat!

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 11-28-2014, 07:56 AM
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(10-20-2014, 07:09 AM)TXFIVEO Wrote: The 10066 is an awesome brush and with a price of under $10 it just can't be beat!


I agree. In my collection is also Simpson Duke 3 Best brush.
But if I choose a brush instinctively, then it will be Omega 10065 brush.
Exactly the same brush with another color. The best of all: $4.09, and possibility for 10% discount with "tvbforum" coupon code. Postage is also acceptable.Biggrin

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 11-28-2014, 09:16 AM
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  • dajmacd
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Quality, value, wide selection of sizes and styles. What's not to love about the Omega boars?

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 12-04-2014, 01:50 AM
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I have the Omega 11137 plus some other Omega Boars,lovely brushes !
I soak it in how water before i load soap from the puck
That way i have enough lather for 3 passes.

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 12-04-2014, 05:45 AM
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I have two Semogues, the original SOC and the 1305. The SOC gives up the lather much two easy for my liking. The 1305 is better. My Omega 31064 is much better so I guess I fall into the Omega camp. But my best boar brushes are two Gillettes made in England from the sixties. They are still going strong with more backbone than my Omega Smile

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 12-04-2014, 03:30 PM
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I've always heard good things about Omegas, but I have a small Omega that seems to be a bit of a lather killer. I guess it needs to be broken in more. ... or I need more practice with it.

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 12-05-2014, 12:26 AM
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(07-29-2014, 06:10 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: It seems that with boar brushes one fits into the Omega or Semogue camp. They're both excellent but different brushes. The Omega appeal to those who like a knot that stays tight and doesn't splay, while the Semogue appeal to those who like the characteristic splay of those brushes. The Omegas represent an outstanding value, and, to me, seem to break in faster than the Semogues. Enjoy your new brush!

Its for these reasons that I have and enjoy both Omega and Semogue in my rotation. Depending on what soap I am using and what type of lathering experience I want, I can chose between the two manufacturers.

I respect both Omega and Semogue, but yes, Omegas offer cost to performance ratio that is off the charts!

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 12-06-2014, 04:15 PM
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  • oscar11
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I like the big Omegas.
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 12-06-2014, 07:32 PM
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Omegas represent the traditional boar brushes I grew up with. That solid feel. Semogue is a more luxurious take. Softer and smoother. Love them both.

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 12-09-2014, 05:22 AM
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  • SRNewb
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All I have are Semogues. Never even held an Omega. But just by reputation alone I think it would be hard to go wrong.

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 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM
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(07-30-2014, 10:48 AM)Gago Wrote: After the Semogue SOC cerdas, all other "piggies" seems obsolete to me...

Signs011

Except I will include all Semogue cerdas.

Ed

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 12-09-2014, 05:50 PM
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I prefer the large knot/loft of the Omega brushes. Being that I shave my head and face daily, the Omega holds a ton of lather and covers a lot of real estate when spreading it.

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