12-21-2012, 05:50 PM
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Here is a review on the VDH boar brush keep in mind ymmv and this being the second ever using a boar I figured I'd try it out. This review is manly for guys starting out that doesn't want to sped awhile lot on a set up. I performed two tests using the brush one was with a soap: MWF and another test was with a cream: c.e bigelow. I first soaked my brush in warm water and the first thing I noticed is that it really retained water which I thought was a plus sice I was using MWF. The load time took alittle longer than a badger silvertip but maybe after 25 seconds of swirls I was able to get this. And I was not being gentle with the swirls I was alittle aggressive.

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The next test was with the cream of bigelow I squirted my almond shape in my bowl and started going to swirl town to me the cream took alittle longer and required more water it took a lot longer to produce a lather I was happy with and here is the results.

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It's a really exfoliates the skin which is great and it makes me want to purchase a boar brush. So this would be in my opinion a great brush to start with.

The con is the price I mean with taxes all said and done it cost me 10 bucks and some change which to me is way to much I think its a 5 dollar brush all the way. I'd rather spend the money on a semogue 1305 which a few extra dollars for a better quality of a beush so I'm just waiting for it. I originally purchased the semogue for my sister in laws boyfriend but I think the VDH will do just fine for a beginner. So in truth if you are starting out u the wet shaving world and on a huge budget swing by Walmart or Walgreens and just pick up the set for around what I paid for just the brush alone. It ones with a bowl the brush and glycerin soap and have at it and enjoy.

Thank you for reading my review

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 12-21-2012, 06:08 PM
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  • clk
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This was my first brush, and it is still in my rotation. It gives me a great lather every time I use it. Of course, ummv.

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 12-21-2012, 06:23 PM
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It is a great little brush if I wasnt giving it away I would keep it but he wants a de set so I figured he would be happy

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 12-21-2012, 07:54 PM
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  • Teiste
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Thank you for the review , Tyler.

It is not the best boar brush out there , but it does makes the job and it can be found easily in many brugstrores like Walgreens , Wal Mart , Rite Aid ...

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 12-21-2012, 08:14 PM
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I agree teiste it's certainly not the best but for a beginner that's on a tight college budget it will gladly do the trick indeed

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 12-21-2012, 08:21 PM
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It'll work better after it's broken in. It's not a terrible brush, but for the same $ a good Omega can be purchased. My Omega 10019 cost $8 from Italian Barber.

The VDH was my first brush and I loaned it to my buddy who wanted to try a brush. We both knew its days were numbered since it was a shedder. I recently sold him a Semogue 1438 and he's loving it. I took back the VDH at the same time and just tonight cut off the knot. I have a TGN nylon coming in to make a large head lathering brush out of it.

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 12-21-2012, 08:30 PM
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I might have to try the omega brush you mentioned Brian but thanks for the info

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 12-21-2012, 08:32 PM
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This was my first brush and it didn't stay with me long. I lucked out and only paid $5 or so at the drug store. It's not a horrible brush for the money, and it will get the job done. I should have kept it and let it break in. I just didn't know about breaking in boars back then.

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 12-21-2012, 08:38 PM
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The guy I got it for should have a great time with it I picked up some soap for him as well I got him a tallow from krissy and some Williams

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 12-21-2012, 09:37 PM
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My VdH boar is still in my rotation. I named it Boris..lol It's not the best in the stable but it gets the job done. Mine is broken in and the tips are sorta soft. It has plenty of backbone and face lathering with it is no problem. I already own an Omega (Luigi) and the plan is to add a Semogue and relegate old Boris to the Newbee Initiation Kit (N.I.K.) I'm putting together for friends who may want to try wet shaving.

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 12-21-2012, 10:32 PM
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(12-21-2012, 08:30 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: I might have to try the omega brush you mentioned Brian but thanks for the info

There are others in the same price range, or were. It was quite awhile ago that I bought the 10019. Be warned... all of the $ goes into the knot and the handle is hollow and molded (cheap). But the brush is highly useable. It's nothing you'd ever consider reknotting.

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 12-22-2012, 07:13 AM
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I just think its alittle to expensive for the brush

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