12-07-2012, 09:34 AM
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  • Teiste
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[Image: Omega%2010275.jpg?m=1354900937]

I dont want to repeat myself with the Omega boar brushes , but today , again , I used this particular one , and the question again came to my mind : - "Why did I spend so much money in badger brushes" ? Biggrin Ha! I know the answer , because I like badger brushes and because I like to try out new things , so no problem at all.

However , and once again (yes , once again) this brush proofs that it not necessary to spend a huge amount of money on a badger brush (sorry badger brush makers , don't hate me) to get a very effective , excellent shaving brush.

I got this brush back in 2011 from Italian Barber , and I think I only paid 8 dollars for it , since it was on offer.I also saw this brush back in my fatherland (Spain) for 5 euros , around the same price in USA dollars , in some stores.

The brush is the smallest one I have from Omega and has a 21 mm knot , 50 mm loft and a total height of 94 mm.I dont want to say that all about this brush is great , since its not : the handle is made of plastic , is very light and the clear bottom part moves , but come on , its only 8 bucks of a brush.

Even with a knot set at 50 mm , the tips are very soft , with a tiny bit of scrith , which is almost imperceptible.And the backbone is higher than the 55 mm loft version that I have around here.

With these measure you already know that this is a good brush for facelathering shaving soaps , sticks (as I used one today alongisde this brush) and even "croaps" and shaving creams.

So yes , for 8 bucks , this brush is not perfect , but (and again , sorry to repeat myself so much) , will put to shame brushes 3 or 4 times more expensive.

And since an image is worth more than a 1000 words , here is a video using this little brush with the RazoRock XXX shaving cream.



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 12-07-2012, 09:19 PM
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Great video, Teiste!

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 01-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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Great post, now im am getting Omega 10275 ...thanks.

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 01-06-2013, 12:11 PM
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Teiste...how many passes do you get out of that brush face lathering? The problem that I have found for me with boars is that, with the exception of the Proraso/ Omega brush I own, I can never get it to hold enough lather for more than about 2 good passes. I can do three, but for the third pass I'm usually squeezing the brush for scraps and end up with a very thin lather.

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 01-06-2013, 12:37 PM
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(01-06-2013, 12:11 PM)BladeDE40 Wrote: Teiste...how many passes do you get out of that brush face lathering? The problem that I have found for me with boars is that, with the exception of the Proraso/ Omega brush I own, I can never get it to hold enough lather for more than about 2 good passes. I can do three, but for the third pass I'm usually squeezing the brush for scraps and end up with a very thin lather.

My friend , use more cream or soap.I can make enough lather , with this brush , for more than 4 razor passes with no problems.

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 01-06-2013, 03:17 PM
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Maybe it's time to give another look at my smaller boars. I'll be sure to make sure they are super loaded.

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 01-06-2013, 03:57 PM
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I owned the 10275 too and I must say its a very soft and good brush for face lathering especially after breaking in and it will just get even better after that. Only downside is the flimsy handle but than again I bought it for less than $5 Biggrin

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 01-06-2013, 05:14 PM
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As always, a great video!

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 01-06-2013, 05:27 PM
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Great write-up and video Teiste, as usual.

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 01-06-2013, 05:55 PM
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I have this brush as well and it is a winner all around.

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 01-06-2013, 07:42 PM
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Good review as usual.

I have a 10019 and it's almost as though the review was about it. Same inexpensive handle, same great knot, same price, $8. Clearly if my brush ever dies, it's just one that gets tossed and a new one purchased. I can't buy a boar knot for the price of the brush.

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