01-20-2016, 01:02 PM
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  • Wrathen
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So I was wondering does a boar brush with a 28mm knot and low loft that would be great for face lathering exist? I have a Semogue SOC Boar and while I do enjoy it I wish it was both less floppy and bigger... Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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 01-20-2016, 01:20 PM
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  • chamm
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If it does, I haven't seen it. I do have a fantastic Rudy Vey that uses an Omega 10049 knot. I can measure it when I get home, but it's probably close to 28mm. It has a tall loft, but is much firmer than a SOC. (I've used both.)

For $9 plus shipping, I would highly recommend picking up a 10049. You might love it as is, and since it's boar, I think you could maybe even trim it down if it's too long. (Don't quote me on that - I don't know off-hand if trimming boars is destructive like it is with badgers.)

It'll also give you an excuse to order some other items. Hey, it would be irresponsible to waste a full shipping charge on one lil' ol' shaving brush, right?

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 01-20-2016, 01:26 PM
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Hmmmmmm..... Interesting...... 

Wrathen I don't think one exists...... lofts can be had at 50mm and 25mm or so in diameter.  Maybe a cool experiment might be to set an Omega Pro knot to a low 48-50mm loft... The diameter exiting the handle might be about 29mm....... But who knows how that would work once broken in?

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 01-20-2016, 01:29 PM
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I'm not sure as to the exact dimensions, but my Antica Barbieria Colla boar sounds close to what you describe. It's a large brush but doesn't splash as much as the semogue, and has soft tips yet strong backbone.

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 01-20-2016, 01:36 PM
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It does in my mind now that you have described it. I see it.... It's a thing of beauty. Thank you!

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 01-20-2016, 01:38 PM
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Phillip,

I think this is what you might be looking for

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Big-Scrubby-Zeni...1976338280

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 01-20-2016, 01:41 PM
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  • chamm
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Eeek... 28mm x 50mm in boar... That sounds like a brush that would be better suited to get the bug guts off my headlights after a long road trip. Not sure I'd want to put it on my face... Biggrin

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 01-20-2016, 01:55 PM
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I would go with a custom brush from Rudy Vey or Vladimir (vferdman here).  You can get a 28mm Omega boar knot from TGN.  They will remove the black sleeve the knot comes in and set it to a lower loft in a custom handle.  You can definitely go down to 55mm, and maybe lower.

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 01-20-2016, 02:01 PM
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  • Aleksey
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Omega 49 knot is really really nice Phillip! That knot in Doug's handles would hit the jackpot!

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 01-20-2016, 02:08 PM
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(01-20-2016, 02:01 PM)Aleksey Wrote: Omega 49 knot is really really nice Phillip! That knot in Doug's handles would hit the jackpot!

Yes, one of Doug's handles would also be great.  I know that Rudy and Vladimir have worked with Omega knots and can remove the black sleeve they come in.  I'm sure Doug can do the same given his ability to successfully remove 2-band knots from high end brushes.

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 01-20-2016, 02:44 PM
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Great suggestions...I am now looking for an Omega 49 knot

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 01-20-2016, 03:02 PM
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(01-20-2016, 01:55 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I would go with a custom brush from Rudy Vey or Vladimir (vferdman here).  You can get a 28mm Omega boar knot from TGN.  They will remove the black sleeve the knot comes in and set it to a lower loft in a custom handle.  You can definitely go down to 55mm, and maybe lower.
+1 Vladimir did a brush like this for me and I really enjoy it. BTW, I have a loose, broken in 49 knot I would contribute to your cause.

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 01-20-2016, 03:09 PM
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Well here Ya go. It does exist and is a current thread! 

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=38243

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 01-20-2016, 03:30 PM
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It will soon.

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 01-20-2016, 03:33 PM
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(01-20-2016, 03:09 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Well here Ya go. It does exist and is a current thread! 

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=38243

I'm pretty sure the ABC brush I mention above is a rebranded Zenith, probably with greater hair density.

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 01-20-2016, 03:34 PM
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  • Aleksey
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Those Zeniths are on my to-buy list, too. Lovely handle and boars are really workhorses.

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 01-20-2016, 03:36 PM
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In case any of you are interested, a couple pics of my Antica Barbieria Colla brush can be found on this thread:

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=35903&page=2

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 01-20-2016, 03:36 PM
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I have 2 boars, both being B&B LE boars. I am interested in one with a larger knot. Just having trouble telling myself I need it lol.

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 01-20-2016, 04:38 PM
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  • chamm
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Here's a picture of the Rudy Vey I was talking about:
[Image: D2s6e9.jpg]

It's 26mm x 62mm. (Which is an Omega 10049 knot.)

I'm not crazy about boar brushes, but I really like using this one. I face lather exclusively, and it works great for that.

If you really like scrubby brushes, you might set this a little shorter, but I suspect that if it was set at 50mm, it would not be fun to use. It has quite a bit of backbone at 62mm.

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 01-20-2016, 04:42 PM
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  • chamm
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BTW, the brush above has been used quite a lot. The fact that the knot doesn't look like Sideshow Bob's hair should tell you that it's a lot heartier than an SOC brush. Biggrin

[Image: aa40df8e0c79d11a2210cc7ea5d07994.jpg]

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