06-19-2017, 03:42 AM
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Hey everyone, there is always so many posts and threads about badgers but I still got love for the boars...........So lets see em!!

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 06-19-2017, 04:41 AM
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Excellent idea for a thread Jeff.  Custom boars are less common than their badger and synthetic counterparts, and don't get the attention they deserve.

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 06-19-2017, 06:10 AM
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 06-19-2017, 07:01 AM
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(06-19-2017, 06:10 AM)evnpar Wrote:
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Richard, you're starting us off with a really nice one!

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 06-19-2017, 07:12 AM
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My oscar11 boar.

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 06-19-2017, 07:25 AM
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Those are some nice brushes already. Did you guys have the knots pulled from other brushes or did you buy the knot? I saw that whipped dog has a 30mm boar knot, not sure if I'm pulling the trigger on that one or not.

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 06-20-2017, 06:42 AM
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Mine is a custom from oscar11.

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 06-20-2017, 06:50 AM
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Here is a pair by Rudy Vey (left) and Bob Quinn/Elite Razor (right):

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 06-21-2017, 03:46 AM
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Those are some beautiful brushes Ricardo. These custom boars are harder to come across then I thought.

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 06-21-2017, 06:10 AM
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I am a badger fan, but still can appreciate a fine brush when i see it.


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 06-21-2017, 07:12 AM
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Etsy handle.

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Custom made.

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I have a great Rubberset 200 I put a new boar knot in too. I don't have a picture of it but it was much the same looking as this random photo below. Has a new knot now and cleaned up handle now.

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 06-21-2017, 07:59 AM
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Todd, who made that ivory over blue custom handle?  Very nice boar brush.

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 06-21-2017, 12:17 PM
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Ricardo,

Thanks.
I appreciate the compliment. 

The blue and white one was made by Matt DeRuietem. 

DeRuietemShaving on Etsy. 
He is great to work with. Super accommodating and easy to communicate with. I enjoyed chatting with him by email and really appreciate his work. Initially I picked up a completed badger brush he listed. When it arrived I was just stunned. The finish and polish he achieves is better than most every brush I've seen in person. It wasn't long from there before I asked him to make the handle above. Doesn't look like he's been listing much on his Etsy shop lately. 

If, ok... when I am in the market for a new custom made brush he's one guy I intend to reach out to.

I used to have a less than favorable opinion on boar brushes. I'm really glad I didn't write them off entirely. They're different from badger brushes and once I was able to appreciate them for what they are I felt bad for taking so long to get back to using one in my rotation. 

The humble Omega Pro was the donor for my custom and restored boar brushes. A heavy lifting work horse of a knot.

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 06-21-2017, 12:46 PM
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(06-21-2017, 12:17 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Ricardo,

Thanks.
I appreciate the compliment. 

The blue and white one was made by Matt DeRuietem. 

DeRuietemShaving on Etsy. 
He is great to work with. Super accommodating and easy to communicate with. I enjoyed chatting with him by email and really appreciate his work. Initially I picked up a completed badger brush he listed. When it arrived I was just stunned. The finish and polish he achieves is better than most every brush I've seen in person. It wasn't long from there before I asked him to make the handle above. Doesn't look like he's been listing much on his Etsy shop lately. 

If, ok... when I am in the market for a new custom made brush he's one guy I intend to reach out to.

I used to have a less than favorable opinion on boar brushes. I'm really glad I didn't write them off entirely. They're different from badger brushes and once I was able to appreciate them for what they are I felt bad for taking so long to get back to using one in my rotation. 

The humble Omega Pro was the donor for my custom and restored boar brushes. A heavy lifting work horse of a knot.

The Omega 48 and 49 are still the best boar knots for custom brushes.  For a while TGN was selling a large boar knot from Italy.  It looked like an Omega 48 or 49 knot, but it's not in stock right now.

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 06-21-2017, 02:21 PM
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I agree! I have an Omega 48 right now I'm considering opting for a custom in the near future.

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 06-21-2017, 08:57 PM
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It's nice to see the boar brushes getting some attention.  Some great examples above...I particularly like Richard's example!

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 06-23-2017, 05:08 AM
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I agree Tom, keep them coming guys!!!

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 06-23-2017, 09:15 AM
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That translucent handle is great looking for sure.

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 06-23-2017, 10:44 AM
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Doug Korn has done numerous custom boars.  These are just some examples I randomly picked from his thread in the Artisan Corner section.

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 06-24-2017, 03:14 AM
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(06-23-2017, 10:44 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Doug Korn has done numerous custom boars.  These are just some examples I randomly picked from his thread in the Artisan Corner section.[Image: t73l1wS.jpg]


Love this handle shape and color! Metal ring is a very nice feature as well

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