12-16-2017, 02:58 PM
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  • eengler
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(12-16-2017, 02:50 PM)ARGH Wrote: mine was due today, but the USPS decided to take it easy... Hopefully will get it on Monday...

Mine was tracking for Monday however just delivered... Biggrin Holiday mail is crazy?

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 12-16-2017, 03:42 PM
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Thater Premium Boar Beehive
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 12-16-2017, 04:11 PM
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Looks great with the black handle and the stand!

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 12-16-2017, 04:21 PM
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First shave this morning.  I'll post my thoughts after two more shaves, but this is a game changer for boar brushes.

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 12-16-2017, 04:24 PM
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Can someone post about performance with softer soaps like CRSW Glide, Grooming Dept or Wholly Kaw please? Thanks!


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 12-16-2017, 04:26 PM
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(12-16-2017, 04:24 PM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Can someone post about performance with softer soaps like CRSW Glide, Grooming Dept or Wholly Kaw please?  Thanks!


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I'll be using mine with Glide tomorrow, and will post my thoughts.

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 12-16-2017, 04:34 PM
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(12-16-2017, 04:26 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(12-16-2017, 04:24 PM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Can someone post about performance with softer soaps like CRSW Glide, Grooming Dept or Wholly Kaw please?  Thanks!


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I'll be using mine with Glide tomorrow, and will post my thoughts.


Excellent! Thanks!


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 12-16-2017, 04:39 PM
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I’ll be honest, I have never purchased or used a boar brush and own at least 15 high end badger brushes and about 10 different synthetics. The only reason I am wanting a boar now is because Phil brought in the Thater boar brushes and I am very interested in the performance. My personal preference for my best brushes are the ones I have in 2 band Manchurian from Elite, Panta Rei, Saponificio Varesino and Thater. These are all outstanding brushes on any soap in my humble opinion. I think I may be missing out now that Thater has a boar so I will be purchasing one very soon. Just want a few reviews before I pull the trigger.


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 12-16-2017, 05:44 PM
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Man, if you enjoy two band badger like Simpsons Manchurian, a boar brush is probably right up your alley!


Ed, your pictures are outstanding.

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 12-16-2017, 05:58 PM
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Brush has dried after first use.  Already, the knot has relaxed and opened up a bit, and some ends of the bristles are splitting.  This knot has a very long way to go, but a big part of the enjoyment of a boar brush is the long process of breaking it in.

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 12-16-2017, 06:47 PM
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(12-16-2017, 05:44 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Ed, your pictures are outstanding.

Thank You Todd!

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 12-16-2017, 07:09 PM
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A few observations:
1) The construction looks impeccable— of the same quality and consistency as the Thäter badger brushes.
2) The knots appear to have few prickly black hairs (none that I can actually see in the pictures).

I’m looking forward to following this thread.


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 12-16-2017, 08:09 PM
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For those that have received brushes, are the tips split right out of the box? I remember B&B had sourced hair like this (via Omega) that sped up break in time.

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 12-16-2017, 08:13 PM
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(12-16-2017, 08:09 PM)shevek Wrote: For those that have received brushes, are the tips split right out of the box? I remember B&B had sourced hair like this (via Omega) that sped up break in time.

Rob, mine were not split right out of the box.  However, they began splitting with the first use.

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 12-17-2017, 03:56 AM
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(12-16-2017, 03:42 PM)eengler Wrote:
Thater Premium Boar Beehive
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Beautiful stand Ed and of course the brush looks great.

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 12-17-2017, 04:32 AM
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I have never enjoyed boar bristle brushes.  I've tried at least 5 (Omega & Semogue) and they were all scratchy and unpleasant to use.  I recently bought a Stirling boar brush (they are only $10) to try since the knot and tips look identical to the Thater knots.
It's still in the box, I haven't built up the courage to try it yet. Biggrin
Can someone with one of these Thater boars comment on the glue bump of the knot?

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 12-17-2017, 04:39 AM
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(12-17-2017, 04:32 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I have never enjoyed boar bristle brushes.  I've tried at least 5 (Omega & Semogue) and they were all scratchy and unpleasant to use.  I recently bought a Stirling boar brush (they are only $10) to try since the knot and tips look identical to the Thater knots.
It's still in the box, I haven't built up the courage to try it yet. Biggrin
Can someone with one of these Thater boars comment on the glue bump of the knot?

Erik, mine has a very small glue bump just barely potruding above the handle.  It's difficult  to find, and you have to squeeze the knot hard to feel it.  There is no glue bump issue with this brush.

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 12-17-2017, 04:40 AM
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(12-17-2017, 04:32 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I have never enjoyed boar bristle brushes.  I've tried at least 5 (Omega & Semogue) and they were all scratchy and unpleasant to use.  I recently bought a Stirling boar brush (they are only $10) to try since the knot and tips look identical to the Thater knots.
It's still in the box, I haven't built up the courage to try it yet. Biggrin
Can someone with one of these Thater boars comment on the glue bump of the knot?

I gotta ask.  I've been shaving and using different brushes now for well over a half century and have never felt a glue bump.  When folk ask about glue bumps, what is the issue or relevance?

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 12-17-2017, 04:46 AM
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(12-17-2017, 04:40 AM)jar Wrote:
(12-17-2017, 04:32 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I have never enjoyed boar bristle brushes.  I've tried at least 5 (Omega & Semogue) and they were all scratchy and unpleasant to use.  I recently bought a Stirling boar brush (they are only $10) to try since the knot and tips look identical to the Thater knots.
It's still in the box, I haven't built up the courage to try it yet. Biggrin
Can someone with one of these Thater boars comment on the glue bump of the knot?

I gotta ask.  I've been shaving and using different brushes now for well over a half century and have never felt a glue bump.  When folk ask about glue bumps, what is the issue or relevance?

Try these threads

Glue Bump Search

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 12-17-2017, 05:23 AM
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(12-16-2017, 08:13 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(12-16-2017, 08:09 PM)shevek Wrote: For those that have received brushes, are the tips split right out of the box? I remember B&B had sourced hair like this (via Omega) that sped up break in time.

Rob, mine were not split right out of the box.  However, they began splitting with the first use.

Thanks Ricardo. Not an issue for me, as I enjoy the break-in process.

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