10-01-2014, 12:39 AM
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Folks this is my newest Boar,it's from turkey
The manufacturer says it clear,it's a Boar !
No,no tricks this time,this isn't a "horse" as some others say although their knot looks like-smells like-feel like a Boar.

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Overall height 105mm / 4.25 inches
Loft 50mm / 2 inches
Knot 25mm / 1 inch

I think that the wood is Mahogany and there is a question about his endurance in water
We will see in the future,otherwise i will re-handle it.
The knot is softer than Omega's but not softer than Semogue's
Is a little bit softer than his brother,the other turkish Boar the Jaguar.
No glue over-flue problems as you can see,more photos and impressions soon after the de-funk work.

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 10-01-2014, 12:50 AM
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Looks like an interesting brush - I do like the shape of the handle. How does it work in the hand?

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 10-01-2014, 07:58 AM
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I hope you enjoy the brush!

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 10-01-2014, 09:09 AM
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This ZaZa brand looks to be the same as 'Shaving Factory' brushes from Amazon. The brush in the OP and this other one from eBay are identical to the ones in Amazon, which sell for 9.99 or less. How much did you pay for the 'ZaZa' one? I have had good experiences with the XS model, a great deal for the price. I used it for 2 years, and once the ends split, it was softer that all sub-$20 boars.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shaving-Bowl-Zaz...23400b2a27



http://www.amazon.com/Shaving-Brush-Hand...ng+factory

http://www.amazon.com/Shaving-Factory-Br...ng+factory


BTW, the Amazon listing says it is Horse...and the hair looks identical too...

I'll let you judge, just compare an Omega or Semogue boar vs your new ZaZa boar after splitting and I bet you'll find a couple of differences.

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 10-02-2014, 12:20 AM
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(10-01-2014, 09:09 AM)kinja Wrote: The brush in the OP and this other one from eBay are identical to the ones in Amazon, which sell for 9.99 or less. How much did you pay for the 'ZaZa' one?

BTW, the Amazon listing says it is Horse...and the hair looks identical too..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zaza-Shaving-Bru...233ef845c6

If you have that amazon "horse" compare it with your Boars to see if there is any kind of difference
Smell it as is,soak it and see while you de-funk it how it's smells.
Compare it with other Horse knots for example from Vie-Long to see that they have nothing similar,they are not the same.
Amazon says what the seller say,if some people convinced by some turkish sellers that they buy a Horse brush let them believe it.


Quote:I'll let you judge, just compare an Omega or Semogue boar vs your new ZaZa boar after splitting and I bet you'll find a couple of differences.

As i said the knot is softer than Omega's but not softer than Semogue's
Can not compare it with Semogue or Omega
The bristles are different and even when it splits will not reach the bloom of the Semogue
It's somewhere in the middle,that's why i bought again a turkish Boar brush.

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 10-02-2014, 07:56 AM
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Sorry, English is not my primary language so I think my last post came out with a different tone than intended.

Definitely is not horse, I compared with Omegas and Semogues of a similar knot and I feel this is much better despite the low cost. It is not floppy like the Semogues, is more dense than the Omegas and softer than both in my experience.

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 10-03-2014, 12:53 AM
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My english are not good,isn't my primary language too so don't worry.
That Zaza Boar is a little bit different from Jaguar,the bristles need more break-in period and more de-funk work
It's a little bit softer and needs a little bit less pressure in the face while swirling.
Here are the first bowl lather photos,i will keep you informed for my next shavings with that brush.

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The knot has a small inclination if you look him from all sides
I pray for the handle to last long but even it fails i will continue to use that knot.
As about the Zaza people:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaza_people

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 10-29-2014, 02:00 AM
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