03-31-2017, 03:18 PM
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There was a time when I thought about getting into this but never follow through on it. Now I'm wondering will be the recommendation from you guys for the densest highly rated brush that performs well releases lather well.

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 03-31-2017, 04:06 PM
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Are you asking about boar brushes? If you're looking for dense the Omega Pro 49 is massive and only about $10. But to me density isn't always what it's about. I'm a big fan of Semogue brushes and find all of their brushes to be great bargains. Maybe the 830 is what you'd be looking for. It's a bigger, loftier knot.

The key to boar brushes is being patient; they will take a while to break in but once they do, I think they are as good as badger brushes.

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 03-31-2017, 05:31 PM
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Big boars are nice and so are small boars. After break in they are all superb. Omega 40033 is small, inexpensive and good. If you want really small Omega makes a "Bambino" which is absolutely tiny, inexpensive and good.

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 03-31-2017, 05:33 PM
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My personal view is that the Semogue SOC and Omega 49 are the the two top boar brushes.

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 03-31-2017, 05:36 PM
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Noobie here, so take it's FWIW.

Semogue 610, 620 and the wood handled counterparts are well liked.  

I have a 610, great brush.

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 03-31-2017, 05:41 PM
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Vulfix has a nice boar/badger combo brush

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 04-01-2017, 04:18 AM
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If memory serves me correctly,  Omega has better knots, Semogue higher quality handles.

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 04-01-2017, 04:44 AM
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(04-01-2017, 04:18 AM)Mouser Wrote: If memory serves me correctly,  Omega has better knots, Semogue higher quality handles.

I don't know if I agree. I haven't used every Omega brush but they seem to have the same bristle in every brush I have used. Semogue uses different grades depending on the brush. I don't have the ability to search for it now but ages ago there was a chart showing the different grades of bristle used in their brushes, which was why the SOC was distinct from the 1305, despite having similar knot dimensions and the same handle.

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 04-01-2017, 05:21 AM
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Zenith

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