11-09-2015, 10:31 AM
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Normally I don't go for these "item/brand-of-the-month" things, but I'm just throwing this out there. 

Despite having many badger and synthetic brushes, I still enjoy good boar brushes. I added a few at the end of October, and I just realized that's pretty much all I've used since the start of the month. 

So, I figured I'd keep it going through the end of the month. It doesn't have to be a "shave of the day" repost -- just use your boars and let us know. 

Today was the IB 2012 LE Semogue.

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 11-09-2015, 10:34 AM
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Have fun! I just don't have the will-power with so many lovely 2-Band brushes in my collection to go a whole month without using them. Biggrin

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 11-09-2015, 10:46 AM
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(11-09-2015, 10:34 AM)celestino Wrote: Have fun! I just don't have the will-power with so many lovely 2-Band brushes in my collection to go a whole month without using them. Biggrin

Haha -- I'll probably break it once a week. I have too many 2-bands I love.

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 11-09-2015, 11:00 AM
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  • v4257
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I use a boar almost every day - so this will be no problem for me. Omega 48 my daily driver. Zenith B01 my newest discovery.

Often I wonder if I'm the only person on forums who has tried various badgers (Simpson, Semogue) but returned to using boars exclusively. :-/

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 11-09-2015, 12:20 PM
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(11-09-2015, 11:00 AM)v4257 Wrote: I use a boar almost every day - so this will be no problem for me. Omega 48 my daily driver. Zenith B01 my newest discovery.

Often I wonder if I'm the only person on forums who has tried various badgers (Simpson, Semogue) but returned to using boars exclusively. :-/

I enjoy variety, so I couldn't commit, but even though I have some really nice brushes (Simpsons, Shavemac, Thater, Rooney, M&F, etc.) I'll never get rid of my boars (or synths).

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 11-09-2015, 12:23 PM
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  • leonidas
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.................boars............ the bad boys of wet shaving........

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 11-09-2015, 12:30 PM
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Am new to boars and I use a Semogue 820 every two-three days. So am 1/3 in!

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 11-09-2015, 01:02 PM
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(11-09-2015, 12:30 PM)lloydrm Wrote: Am new to boars and I use a Semogue 820 every two-three days. So am 1/3 in!

Great!  Good on you for letting it dry completely during the break-in.

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 11-09-2015, 02:20 PM
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(11-09-2015, 10:34 AM)celestino Wrote: . . . I just don't have the will-power with so many lovely 2-Band brushes in my collection to go a whole month without using them. Biggrin

That about covers it. I like boars and synthetics, but am currently in badgerland too deep to spend time elsewhere.

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 11-10-2015, 12:29 PM
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End of the shave -- lather beginning to die.

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 11-10-2015, 06:10 PM
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First pass / lathering

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3rd pass (2 loading swirls before 3rd pass)

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SOTD 

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 11-10-2015, 06:17 PM
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I probably had each and every desireable boar at some point and dont even think about using them anymore. And maybe I should! They were my first BAD for sure along with SE's.

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 11-10-2015, 06:50 PM
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(11-10-2015, 06:17 PM)Shanman Wrote: I probably had each and every desireable boar at some point and dont even think about using them anymore. And maybe I should! They were my first BAD for sure along with SE's.

Definitely. I love my 2-bands but boars are fun too. The type/consistency of lather they generate is different, and they're great if you have a few days growth.

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 11-12-2015, 03:12 AM
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Yesterday's shave. Grandfather was a Korean War vet and always wore Old Spice (and lathered with cheap boar brushes). 
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 11-12-2015, 03:23 AM
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I have been using boar brushes exclusively for the last 2 months but today, for really no good reason I used my SOC 2-Band.
Now that brush was my daily driver for nearly 2 years and it is a fine brush by any means.
On the other hand, I enjoy my boar brushes much more. Better backbone, spaly, softer tips. The Semogue 620 is actually, as it is breaking in, becoming what I always looked for in a brush. Happy "Boar"vember and upcoming Decem"boar"...

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 11-12-2015, 07:50 AM
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Love my boars! Hate the break in.

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 11-12-2015, 01:18 PM
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Taking the time to learn my only boar. Really enjoying it so far!

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 11-12-2015, 02:06 PM
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(11-12-2015, 07:50 AM)gRider Wrote: Love my boars! Hate the break in.

+1

I wish all boars were pre broken-in

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 11-12-2015, 02:08 PM
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(11-12-2015, 01:18 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote: Taking the time to learn my only boar. Really enjoying it so far!

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Very nice!  What is it?

As gRider says, they are great brushes if you can make it past the break-in. 

I know many people like them for face lathering, but I find a broken in boar brush performs equally well in a bowl/scuttle.

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 11-12-2015, 02:23 PM
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(11-12-2015, 02:08 PM)TAB Wrote:
(11-12-2015, 01:18 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote: Taking the time to learn my only boar. Really enjoying it so far!

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Very nice!  What is it?

As gRider says, they are great brushes if you can make it past the break-in. 

I know many people like them for face lathering, but I find a broken in boar brush performs equally well in a bowl/scuttle.
This is the Antica Barbieria Colla boar brush. I've heard about the long break-in period for boar brushes, but this one was great right from the start. I've only used it twice so far and most of the hairs have split already.

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