11-16-2015, 09:19 AM
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Every boar brush I have, both from Omega and Semogue, has these thorn bristles.
They are very thick, rigid and have a sharp end. They become more obvious once the brush is starting the break-in.
The normal bristles splay, curve and are effectively lower. The thorns stick out and I can feel them at lathering.
What I do is spend about 10 minutes, find them, cut/clip them as deep as I can.
The last time I did that, those bristles looked like they belonged in a shoe-brush.
Anyway, after that, the knot feels a lot better against the face. For me this exercise is worth it because I enjoy these brushes, a lot.
I don't see the point of including such bristles, there are only a dozen or two so they cannot contribute to the backbone.

I was wondering if anyone else is doing something similar.

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 11-16-2015, 10:16 AM
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  • naiyor
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  • Ontario, Canada
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I am breaking in a new semogue, i will keep an eye out and see what i can find. I have a few other well-used boar brushes and have not noticed any thorny bristles. Interesting.

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 11-16-2015, 10:40 AM
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This is one of many reasons why I prefer my 2-Band badgers, or I could just have a very delicate face. Biggrin

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 11-16-2015, 11:13 AM
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I wonder if those bristles were bundled "upside down" -- meaning the part of the bristle that would normally have been at the base of the knot and tied/glued ended up in the loft end of the brush.

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 11-16-2015, 11:20 AM
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Some are upside down, they usually break off with use. The ones i talk about are exta thick and not very flexible. 

But once removed, a boar brush is as soft as 2-band or silvertip.

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 11-16-2015, 12:15 PM
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  • penn
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I have a bunch of black hairs in myboar, they are so sharp Sad

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 11-16-2015, 02:48 PM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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Never really noticed to tell the truth.

Bob

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 11-16-2015, 07:38 PM
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I do the same-find them and clip them...I have found these "rogue" hairs in several of my high end 2 bands from extremely well regarded brush makers  as well.

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 11-17-2015, 09:25 AM
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  • Attila
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(11-16-2015, 10:40 AM)celestino Wrote: This is one of many reasons why I prefer my 2-Band badgers, or I could just have a very delicate face. Biggrin

+1.  I feel exactly the same way.

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 11-17-2015, 10:04 AM
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I have noticed some black hairs in my boars -- but not any thorny/spiky quality.
I like the visual variety.

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 11-17-2015, 10:06 AM
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(11-17-2015, 10:04 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: I have noticed some black hairs in my boars -- but not any thorny/spiky quality.
I like the visual variety.

^^This! Signs011 Tongue

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