12-05-2012, 12:15 PM
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  • Teiste
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Following my journey discovering new boar brushes from Omega , I just got this 81054 banded boar , which is another great example , that is not necessary to spend a lot of money on a good shaving brush.

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This brush has a 24 mm knot , 55 mm loft and a total height of 110 mm , which makes it a medium on the big side , shaving brush.

Testing this brush and shaving with it , I just totally convinced that banded boar used by Omega is much softer on the tips than the non banded boar.

Yes , the non banded boar takes more time to soften its tips , and while you can get soft tips , they still have some scritchiness , while the banded boar has extra soft tips , and it doesnt take that much time to soften it. : two days of lathering test , and its basically ready to be used.

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Like the Omega 31052/81052 brush , this brush is perfect for facelathering with hard soaps or shaving sticks , but works excellent with creams and bowlathering , due to its size.

As I said , the tips have became so soft that its truly a pleasure to use it on the face with circular strikes , since there is no scritch or scratch at all , just soft tips , supported by an excellent firm backbone.

Its hair density is medium , like the Omega boars with this size :

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The handle is made of plastic (nothing new here) , quiet light , and comfortable to hold , not being the most comfortable handle either , I must say

I have seen this brush for 13,99 dollars on some online stores , which makes it a great value for the price.

Something is telling me that this is not going to be the last Omega brush joining my den , and so far , Im enjoying boar brushes (like in the past) and I have no desire to switch back to badger. I discovered Semogue back in february 2009 , and I knew how good boar brushes are.Now , Im enjoying the Omegas.Long live to boar brushes !!!

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 12-05-2012, 04:58 PM
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Boars provide a "great bang for your buck."

Now you may have to do some more demonstration videos. Biggrin

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 12-05-2012, 04:59 PM
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Ill see what I can do , Gary.Cool

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 12-05-2012, 05:27 PM
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I know my two Omega brushes (40 & 43) have found a home on the shelf next to my Semogue brushes. I can buy 5- Semogue and 5-Omega, or I can buy 1-Chubby 2. Emmmm, let me give this some thought.

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 12-05-2012, 07:35 PM
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(12-05-2012, 05:27 PM)Johnny Wrote: I know my two Omega brushes (40 & 43) have found a home on the shelf next to my Semogue brushes. I can buy 5- Semogue and 5-Omega, or I can buy 1-Chubby 2. Emmmm, let me give this some thought.

And when did you say youre going to get the Chubby 2? Biggrin

Yes , your Omega 40 is tempting me like you dont know , but I have an Omega 48 coming my way very soon.

Great brushes for the low price , all that I can say.

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 12-05-2012, 11:23 PM
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If you like the 48 you should get one of the 43 brushes. It is large like the 48 but I believe it has better bristle and the handle is to die for.

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 12-05-2012, 11:49 PM
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Sorry , I meant a N 37 is coming my way.I already have a 48 , but I wanna try the Proraso brush , which seems its a "tweaked" version of the 48.
The 37 has the same kind of boar hair than the 43 , premium bristle.

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 12-05-2012, 11:58 PM
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(12-05-2012, 11:49 PM)Teiste Wrote: Sorry , I meant a N 37 is coming my way.I already have a 48 , but I wanna try the Proraso brush , which seems its a "tweaked" version of the 48.
The 37 has the same kind of boar hair than the 43 , premium bristle.

Oh my, that Omega 37 is pretty. I might have to get one of those.

   

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 12-06-2012, 12:15 AM
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Great review T

Again, I would also love to see a video. Not seen one I a while and they are always great.

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 12-06-2012, 11:43 AM
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Teiste, that looks like a great brush!

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 12-06-2012, 12:09 PM
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(12-06-2012, 12:15 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Great review T

Again, I would also love to see a video. Not seen one I a while and they are always great.

Man , you really want me to make videos !

I was thinking that I need to make a video showing the method I follow to soften a boar brush.I made one in Spanish , but its time for one in English , or at least , no voice , but showing what I do.

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 12-06-2012, 12:20 PM
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(12-06-2012, 12:09 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-06-2012, 12:15 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Great review T

Again, I would also love to see a video. Not seen one I a while and they are always great.

Man , you really want me to make videos !

I was thinking that I need to make a video showing the method I follow to soften a boar brush.I made one in Spanish , but its time for one in English , or at least , no voice , but showing what I do.

That would be a great video to see. My Semogue broke in pretty quick, but I'd be interested on how you can break one in quicker.

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 12-06-2012, 12:58 PM
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(12-06-2012, 12:09 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-06-2012, 12:15 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Great review T

Again, I would also love to see a video. Not seen one I a while and they are always great.

Man , you really want me to make videos !

I was thinking that I need to make a video showing the method I follow to soften a boar brush.I made one in Spanish , but its time for one in English , or at least , no voice , but showing what I do.

T, your video's are fantastic. IMO it's the closest one can get to using a brush without using it.

You get the see the splay, flow and size of bloom far more than just words and pictures.

They are very much appreciated my friend.

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