12-28-2012, 11:11 PM
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Gents,

Here is a review of Omega 10099 & Omega 10065, both are boar brushes. Biggrin

Omega 10099 Specs: Ht: 100 mm Loft: 48 mm Base: 52 mm Knot: 21 mm

Omega 10065 Specs: Ht: 105 mm Loft: 54 mm Base: 51 mm Knot: 24 mm

In Pic Can - Omega 10099(New - Unused), Omega 10099(Used for 5 months), Omega 10065 (Used 10 times)

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New Box of Omega 10099 & Stand of Omega 10065

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These are nice boar brushes, but I haven't used badger yet. As you can see not much of a bloom even after use. However, there is a break-in period of say around 1 month. Soft bristles with medium density.

The handle on 10099 is way more comfortable than on 10065 Smile. Both brushes generate good amount of lather and are very comfortable on the face. The 10065 is a large brush and I believe would be more suitable for bowl lathering.

Cheers!

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 12-28-2012, 11:17 PM
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Thanks Badger , interesting handles of those Omegas.

Can you pick them locally where you live in India?

Do you find any differences between the Omega banded boars and the non banded?

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 12-28-2012, 11:33 PM
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(12-28-2012, 11:17 PM)Teiste Wrote: Thanks Badger , interesting handles of those Omegas.

Can you pick them locally where you live in India?

Do you find any differences between the Omega banded boars and the non banded?

Teiste,

Yea I got these locally, but they are available only in a few selected stores that carry stuff from abroad. You can also order them online through domestic vendors. (Indian websites)

I have not personally used banded boars, but I read somewhere that usually the band is an artificial effect to make the boar bristle have the badger feel. Lightbulb

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 12-28-2012, 11:35 PM
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(12-28-2012, 11:33 PM)Badger Wrote:
(12-28-2012, 11:17 PM)Teiste Wrote: Thanks Badger , interesting handles of those Omegas.

Can you pick them locally where you live in India?

Do you find any differences between the Omega banded boars and the non banded?

Teiste,

Yea I got these locally, but they are available only in a few selected stores that carry stuff from abroad. You can also order them online through domestic vendors. (Indian websites)

I have not personally used banded boars, but I read somewhere that usually the band is an artificial effect to make the boar bristle have the badger feel. Lightbulb

Thats very nice that you can pick them up locally.I miss to do that too...

How many boar brushes do you own , Badger?

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 12-29-2012, 12:05 AM
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(12-28-2012, 11:35 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-28-2012, 11:33 PM)Badger Wrote:
(12-28-2012, 11:17 PM)Teiste Wrote: Thanks Badger , interesting handles of those Omegas.

Can you pick them locally where you live in India?

Do you find any differences between the Omega banded boars and the non banded?

Teiste,

Yea I got these locally, but they are available only in a few selected stores that carry stuff from abroad. You can also order them online through domestic vendors. (Indian websites)

I have not personally used banded boars, but I read somewhere that usually the band is an artificial effect to make the boar bristle have the badger feel. Lightbulb

Thats very nice that you can pick them up locally.I miss to do that too...

How many boar brushes do you own , Badger?

These 3 only!

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 12-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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Cool man.
Just my last question , before I bored you to death : do you use them with shaving creams or shaving soaps , both ?

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 12-29-2012, 12:18 AM
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Not a problem at all bud Biggrin

I use both and they lather pretty well, even more so after the break-in period. Off-course you got to build the soap on the brush and then work it.

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