12-06-2012, 05:49 PM
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Thanks to Paul at Connaught Shaving, I've got a pair of banded boars headed my way. They should arrive in time for Christmas. If not, it'll be a nice birthday present from the wife. There's a #43 and a 20248 coming. I'll have both brushes fully broken in by New Year's day. After that they'll find a couple of spots next to the Semogue 2000 and the Zenith.

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 12-06-2012, 07:49 PM
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And you have done very good.

The N 43 looks gorgeous , and Johnny have recommended it.The 48 banded Biggrin looks also better than the regular 48.I do like banded boars better than non banded (aesthetically speaking) but also theyre much softer than the non banded ones .

Enjoy them , Gary !

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 12-06-2012, 07:57 PM
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Teiste, I'm hoping they'll turn out to be soft like the Semogue and the Zenith when they're soaked and lathered. The solid faux ivory handle on the 43 is a pretty one. Connaught Shaving was the only place (in the world?) I've located the 43. It's not even listed on Omega's primary website. I'm grateful that Johnny posted about it.

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 12-06-2012, 08:07 PM
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Johhny is an enabler , we all know that (right Johnny ? Biggrin ) but its true , the 43 looks gorgeous . I will get a N 43 soon enough , and Ill see how its premium bristles go.
The 48 banded looks nice too , but I will like to try the Proraso brush first , which is non banded , but has a shorter loft than the regular 48 , or thats what I understood.Im waiting for Joseph (Italian Barber) to confirm me that.

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 12-06-2012, 08:22 PM
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I was thinking that the Proraso brush has a taller loft than the 48. I'll be curious to see what you find out, and how the brush performs for you when you get one.

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 12-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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(12-06-2012, 08:22 PM)brothers Wrote: I was thinking that the Proraso brush has a taller loft than the 48. I'll be curious to see what you find out, and how the brush performs for you when you get one.

I hope that Joseph could answer my question , since he is the mestre of Italian stuff.

However , seeing some pics of the Proraso range , the brush seems to have a shorter loft.Check out this :

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Its the Proraso brush , but I dont know if the loft its shorter or just a visual "effect"

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 12-06-2012, 09:21 PM
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You are going to love that 43.

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