11-25-2012, 03:14 PM
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  • Johnny
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I know, you wonder why a Semogue-aholic would do a review on a Omega brush. Well, these are not your everyday run of the mill Omega brushes. These two brushes are from their Premium Line, the Omega 40 and 43.

From the quality of the boar hair to the solid resin handles, they take no back seat to any Semogue I have tried.

The Omega 40 is the smaller of the two. If you like the Semogue 820, 1460, or even the tried and true 1305, this is the Omega for you. However, if you prefer a larger boar like the SOC or even the Omega 48, then the Omega 43 is the one you want.

Both of these brushes whip up rich thick lather and will tear up a puck of hard soap. Now I apply my lather using brush strokes, but these work equally as well using a swirling motion on your face.

So, if you ever want to venture out, I highly recommend either of these two quality boar brushes.

       

What size you ask? Well, here are the dimensions.

Omega 40

Pure bristle shaving brush with a
White, solid resin handle.
Handle: 45 mm x 36 mm x 36 mm
Knot (at base): 24 mm
Loft: 54 mm

Omega 43

Pure bristle shaving brush with a
White, solid resin handle.
Handle: 56 mm x 41 mm x 41 mm
Knot (at base): 25 mm
Loft: 59 mm
Supplied in a grey card gift box.

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 11-25-2012, 03:17 PM
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You are on the verge of coming to the dark side Johnny Smile

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 11-25-2012, 03:21 PM
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(11-25-2012, 03:17 PM)SteelTown Wrote: You are on the verge of coming to the dark side Johnny Smile

There are those that would tell you I crossed over to the dark side back in 1965.Shy

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 11-25-2012, 03:24 PM
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  • beartrap
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1965? I thought this year only exists in SciFi movies Biggrin

Great review Johnny and really good looking brushes!

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 11-25-2012, 03:38 PM
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(11-25-2012, 03:21 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 03:17 PM)SteelTown Wrote: You are on the verge of coming to the dark side Johnny Smile

There are those that would tell you I crossed over to the dark side back in 1965.Shy

Did you march to Montgomery or join the army ?

What did you think of the knots in the Omega compared to the Semogues you usually use?

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 11-25-2012, 03:42 PM
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  • Johnny
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(11-25-2012, 03:38 PM)SteelTown Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 03:21 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 03:17 PM)SteelTown Wrote: You are on the verge of coming to the dark side Johnny Smile

There are those that would tell you I crossed over to the dark side back in 1965.Shy

Did you march to Montgomery or join the army ?

What did you think of the knots in the Omega compared to the Semogues you usually use?

I did neither. I was involved in more "peaceful" surroundings.

I believe the knots in these two brushes are every bit as good as any Semogue I have tried.

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 11-25-2012, 03:43 PM
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  • Dave
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They do look very nice.

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 11-25-2012, 03:52 PM
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I always said Omega's banded boar was the way to go!

Cool

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 11-25-2012, 03:55 PM
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Look at Johnny stepping out with an lovely pair of Omegas! Cool

Great review and those brushes look like they get the job done!

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 11-25-2012, 04:00 PM
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  • Johnny
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(11-25-2012, 03:52 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: I always said Omega's banded boar was the way to go!

Cool

Do I know you? Biggrin

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 11-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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(11-25-2012, 03:55 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Look at Johnny stepping out with an lovely pair of Omegas! Cool

Great review and those brushes look like they get the job done!

They more than get the job done.

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 11-25-2012, 04:16 PM
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(11-25-2012, 03:52 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: I always said Omega's banded boar was the way to go!

Cool

I always thought they were a great boar, better than their natural bristle even. The 31020, 31064 and 81052 are mainstays for me

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 11-25-2012, 04:46 PM
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  • Teiste
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Thanks a lot , Johnny.The Omega 40 looks like a great shaving brush , let me tell you.

BTW , do you guys noticed differences between the banded and non banded Omega?I got a non banded Omega recently , and its tips arent as soft as the banded Omega boars that I own.Or maybe it just me...

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 11-25-2012, 04:50 PM
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(11-25-2012, 04:00 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 03:52 PM)Sodapopjones Wrote: I always said Omega's banded boar was the way to go!

Cool

Do I know you? Biggrin
Nah, I don't think we have met Dodgy
(11-25-2012, 04:46 PM)Teiste Wrote: Thanks a lot , Johnny.The Omega 40 looks like a great shaving brush , let me tell you.

BTW , do you guys noticed differences between the banded and non banded Omega?I got a non banded Omega recently , and its tips arent as soft as the banded Omega boars that I own.Or maybe it just me...

I always said the banded was better, but I can't actually prove its different hair, but it does seem to work better; so its not just you.

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 11-25-2012, 05:15 PM
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  • Teiste
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Only one way to find out for me : getting the banded version of the brush that I got with no band.Sorry , back to the original thread theme.

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 11-25-2012, 05:25 PM
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(11-25-2012, 04:46 PM)Teiste Wrote: Thanks a lot , Johnny.The Omega 40 looks like a great shaving brush , let me tell you.

BTW , do you guys noticed differences between the banded and non banded Omega?I got a non banded Omega recently , and its tips arent as soft as the banded Omega boars that I own.Or maybe it just me...

The banded seems to be finer gauge bristle to me.

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 11-25-2012, 05:52 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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Nice. Thanks Johnny. I have a cheap 100066 and I love it. My 2nd fav brush... And it still hasn't "bloomed" yet....

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 11-25-2012, 08:01 PM
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  • DanOK
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As a fan on Omega I appreciate this review. I too prefer the banded brunches by Omega and as mid-priced brushes in their line these are a good value.

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 11-25-2012, 08:14 PM
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Good lookin' brushes Johnny. Now put them away and we will forget all about this Omega business ever happened! 24 LOL!

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 11-25-2012, 08:17 PM
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Thanks for the review, Johnny!

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