01-12-2018, 10:35 AM
  • bullgoose
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(01-12-2018, 08:14 AM)primotenore Wrote:
I am ready for a black Thäter Beehive Phil...hope they are in stock soon...  Sisi

Thater indicates that I should have them by January 18th. Fingers crossed.

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 01-12-2018, 11:33 AM
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(01-12-2018, 10:35 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 08:14 AM)primotenore Wrote:
I am ready for a black Thäter Beehive Phil...hope they are in stock soon...  Sisi

Thater indicates that I should have them by January 18th. Fingers crossed.
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 01-14-2018, 01:59 PM
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I have both.  I can compare them but it's not really a fair comparison because the SOC is well broken in.  I have several Semogues and have never experienced shedding with any of them.  For a brief period my Semogue 2000 was shedding a few hairs with every shave but that was when it was new and the brush settled down within several shaves and hasn't been a problem since.

My SOC is very soft; I used it today.  It also splays easily and exhibits absolutely no skritch.  It has nowhere near the backbone of my Omega 20102 (a '49 variant, I think) but it is a different shave.  The Omega is more like a Shavemac D01 2-band of boars while the SOC is more of a 2-band silvertip.  Neither feels like a badger, I'm just trying to use the best analogy that I can think of.

My Thater boar is barely broken in.  It has maybe 5 shaves on it.  I notice an improvement in softness with each shave but so far it is not as soft as the SOC.  Continuing with the badger analogy, I see the Thater developing into the boar equivalent of a 2-band badger fan-shaped brush that Thater is known for.  I think that it will become a fluffy brush.  There is a lot of hair there and the loft was selected less for the massage of the Omega '49 or D01 2-band and more for the enveloping cloud-like feel of say a 4125 2-band finest fan.  Again, this feels nothing like a badger brush, but in the realm of boar brushes I think that my analogy is OK.  It is certainly unique among my boar brushes and I'm fairly excited to see how it develops.

I'd welcome any comments, I'm certainly no expert but that's how I sees it.

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 01-16-2018, 08:09 PM
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This brush is SUPERB.
I’ve been using it daily for the last several weeks, and it only gets better.
I’m definitely getting more.
Outstanding.

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 01-17-2018, 04:05 AM
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I am waiting for the ivory beehive.

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 01-17-2018, 06:00 AM
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(01-17-2018, 04:05 AM)FloridaCreekIndian Wrote: I am waiting for the ivory beehive.

I used mine this morning with LPL Apricot soap.  This was my 11th shave with the brush.  I'll definitely be adding another Thater boar when the next run arrives .

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 01-17-2018, 06:06 AM
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 01-17-2018, 06:37 AM
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VERY NICE!

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 01-17-2018, 06:45 AM
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(01-12-2018, 10:35 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 08:14 AM)primotenore Wrote:
I am ready for a black Thäter Beehive Phil...hope they are in stock soon...  Sisi

Thater indicates that I should have them by January 18th. Fingers crossed.

Just one day to go chaps.

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 01-17-2018, 06:48 AM
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(01-17-2018, 06:45 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 10:35 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 08:14 AM)primotenore Wrote:
I am ready for a black Thäter Beehive Phil...hope they are in stock soon...  Sisi

Thater indicates that I should have them by January 18th. Fingers crossed.

Just one day to go chaps.

I just received a shipping update yesterday. It looks like I will receive them early next week.

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 01-17-2018, 08:21 AM
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(01-17-2018, 06:48 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-17-2018, 06:45 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 10:35 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Thater indicates that I should have them by January 18th. Fingers crossed.

Just one day to go chaps.

I just received a shipping update yesterday. It looks like I will receive them early next week.

Nevertheless, they are on the way!

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 01-18-2018, 09:08 AM
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(01-14-2018, 01:59 PM)Cino Wrote: I have both.  I can compare them but it's not really a fair comparison because the SOC is well broken in.  I have several Semogues and have never experienced shedding with any of them.  For a brief period my Semogue 2000 was shedding a few hairs with every shave but that was when it was new and the brush settled down within several shaves and hasn't been a problem since.

My SOC is very soft; I used it today.  It also splays easily and exhibits absolutely no skritch.  It has nowhere near the backbone of my Omega 20102 (a '49 variant, I think) but it is a different shave.  The Omega is more like a Shavemac D01 2-band of boars while the SOC is more of a 2-band silvertip.  Neither feels like a badger, I'm just trying to use the best analogy that I can think of.

My Thater boar is barely broken in.  It has maybe 5 shaves on it.  I notice an improvement in softness with each shave but so far it is not as soft as the SOC.  Continuing with the badger analogy, I see the Thater developing into the boar equivalent of a 2-band badger fan-shaped brush that Thater is known for.  I think that it will become a fluffy brush.  There is a lot of hair there and the loft was selected less for the massage of the Omega '49 or D01 2-band and more for the enveloping cloud-like feel of say a 4125 2-band finest fan.  Again, this feels nothing like a badger brush, but in the realm of boar brushes I think that my analogy is OK.  It is certainly unique among my boar brushes and I'm fairly excited to see how it develops.

I'd welcome any comments, I'm certainly no expert but that's how I sees it.

How does the backbone of the Thater compare with that of the SOC Boar? I have an SOC, which I like very much, but it has about as much backbone as I like. In terms of face-feel, my Omega B&B Essential Boar is about as good as it gets for a boar brush. How does the Thater compare? I’m itching to buy a Thater, but I don’t want to if it has a lot of backbone.

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 01-22-2018, 04:10 PM
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They are back in stock and I ordered mine with a white handle!

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 01-22-2018, 07:21 PM
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I ordered a boar ivory 4125, to go along with my boar ivory beehive.

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 01-22-2018, 07:29 PM
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I ordered the ivory beehive!

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 01-22-2018, 07:31 PM
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(01-18-2018, 09:08 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 01:59 PM)Cino Wrote: I have both.  I can compare them but it's not really a fair comparison because the SOC is well broken in.  I have several Semogues and have never experienced shedding with any of them.  For a brief period my Semogue 2000 was shedding a few hairs with every shave but that was when it was new and the brush settled down within several shaves and hasn't been a problem since.

My SOC is very soft; I used it today.  It also splays easily and exhibits absolutely no skritch.  It has nowhere near the backbone of my Omega 20102 (a '49 variant, I think) but it is a different shave.  The Omega is more like a Shavemac D01 2-band of boars while the SOC is more of a 2-band silvertip.  Neither feels like a badger, I'm just trying to use the best analogy that I can think of.

My Thater boar is barely broken in.  It has maybe 5 shaves on it.  I notice an improvement in softness with each shave but so far it is not as soft as the SOC.  Continuing with the badger analogy, I see the Thater developing into the boar equivalent of a 2-band badger fan-shaped brush that Thater is known for.  I think that it will become a fluffy brush.  There is a lot of hair there and the loft was selected less for the massage of the Omega '49 or D01 2-band and more for the enveloping cloud-like feel of say a 4125 2-band finest fan.  Again, this feels nothing like a badger brush, but in the realm of boar brushes I think that my analogy is OK.  It is certainly unique among my boar brushes and I'm fairly excited to see how it develops.

I'd welcome any comments, I'm certainly no expert but that's how I sees it.

How does the backbone of the Thater compare with that of the SOC Boar? I have an SOC, which I like very much, but it has about as much backbone as I like. In terms of face-feel, my Omega B&B Essential Boar is about as good as it gets for a boar brush. How does the Thater compare? I’m itching to buy a Thater, but I don’t want to if it has a lot of backbone.


I am curious about this as well

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 01-22-2018, 07:54 PM
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Please see my post #123 for a brief comparison between the SOC and Thater boars.  The SOC is a fine brush, but I would not characterize it as having a lot of backbone.  The Thaters have more backbone, but are just as soft as the SOC without the wild splay.   After 11 uses, my Thater is showing an optimal level of splay - more than the Omega 48 and 49, but not as much as the SOC.

 I see these Thaters as taking boars to a level no other maker comes close to.

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 01-23-2018, 03:54 AM
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(01-22-2018, 07:54 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Please see my post #123 for a brief comparison between the SOC and Thater boars.  The SOC is a fine brush, but I would not characterize it as having a lot of backbone.  The Thaters have more backbone, but are just as soft as the SOC without the wild splay.   After 11 uses, my Thater is showing an optimal level of splay - more than the Omega 48 and 49, but not as much as the SOC.

 I see these Thaters as taking boars to a level no other maker comes close to.

Thank you. Sounds as though it’ll have more backbone than I like; however, I’m still on the fence since the Thater seems to be a superior brush.

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 01-23-2018, 04:33 AM
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(01-23-2018, 03:54 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-22-2018, 07:54 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Please see my post #123 for a brief comparison between the SOC and Thater boars.  The SOC is a fine brush, but I would not characterize it as having a lot of backbone.  The Thaters have more backbone, but are just as soft as the SOC without the wild splay.   After 11 uses, my Thater is showing an optimal level of splay - more than the Omega 48 and 49, but not as much as the SOC.

 I see these Thaters as taking boars to a level no other maker comes close to.

Thank you.  Sounds as though it’ll have more backbone than I like; however, I’m still on the fence since the Thater seems to be a superior brush.

$85.00 is a lot of money for a boar shaving brush.

$85.00 is not a lot of money for a truly great shaving brush.

I can think of a brazillion things I've bought that cost more than $85.00 but brought far less pleasure.

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 01-23-2018, 05:13 AM
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(01-23-2018, 04:33 AM)jar Wrote:
(01-23-2018, 03:54 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(01-22-2018, 07:54 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Please see my post #123 for a brief comparison between the SOC and Thater boars.  The SOC is a fine brush, but I would not characterize it as having a lot of backbone.  The Thaters have more backbone, but are just as soft as the SOC without the wild splay.   After 11 uses, my Thater is showing an optimal level of splay - more than the Omega 48 and 49, but not as much as the SOC.

 I see these Thaters as taking boars to a level no other maker comes close to.

Thank you.  Sounds as though it’ll have more backbone than I like; however, I’m still on the fence since the Thater seems to be a superior brush.


I can think of a brazillion things I've bought that cost more than $85.00 but brought far less pleasure.

Very well said.  Butterscotch beehive for me.

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