01-03-2013, 10:19 AM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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We all know how vast is the Omega's boar brushes catalogue , but for the ones who have tried a few of those Omega boar brushes , which ones will you consider to the the best for facelathering.

Here are my two choices , very different to each other.

-Omega 10275 : small brush , banded boar , and the best , so far I have tried from the Omega boar range to facelathering.The handle is not as nice as other Omega models , but the brush its perfect for facelathering.Its also very cheap too.Extra soft tips , and due to its short loft and packed hair , great backbone too.

-Omega 48 Pro : I would never have guess that I will write this about the Omega 48 Pro , since its a brush with a very long loft (around 70 mm) and big knot (28 mm) , but I do enjoy this brush.Is it the perfect for facelathering?Well , I thought it wasnt but I truly enjoy it.Now looking forward to get my hands on a Proraso (Omega) which is a 48 , but with a shorter loft (around 60 mm).

What about you , gentlemen ? What are your favorite Omega boar brushes for facelathering?

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 01-03-2013, 10:25 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Well Teiste, I only have two, the 40 and 43 and I like both of them for face lathering. Size wise I believe the 43 to be close to the 48.

My wife will not be happy with me if I start an Omega collection.Smile

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 01-03-2013, 10:33 AM
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I tend to like face lathering w/ larger brushes...I'm a fan of face lathering with the Proraso/ Omega brush.

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 01-03-2013, 11:45 AM
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  • Songwind
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I like the feel of lather on my face, so I'm not averse to using a big brush for face lathering.

The Pro 49 works great for it.

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 01-03-2013, 11:48 AM
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Unlike the Semogue where I like the larger 2000, for Omega I really like the beechwood boar.

IIRC, it is number 10005.

Great brush.

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 01-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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  • Johnny
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(01-03-2013, 11:48 AM)PanChango Wrote: Unlike the Semogue where I like the larger 2000, for Omega I really like the beechwood boar.

IIRC, it is number 10005.

Great brush.

That's the one Dale. The 10005 was my first boar. I wish I still had it but I gave it to my son to get him started. I guess I could buy another as they are very inexpensive.

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 01-03-2013, 02:26 PM
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(01-03-2013, 11:50 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(01-03-2013, 11:48 AM)PanChango Wrote: Unlike the Semogue where I like the larger 2000, for Omega I really like the beechwood boar.

IIRC, it is number 10005.

Great brush.

That's the one Dale. The 10005 was my first boar. I wish I still had it but I gave it to my son to get him started. I guess I could buy another as they are very inexpensive.

Johnny it was my first brush as well. I gifted it to a friend as part of a complete kit to get him wet shaving with a DE as well. I missed it and bought another, but ended up sending the second one to Russia as part of a trade for some creams from Dmitry.

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 01-03-2013, 02:37 PM
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Omega #45 for me Cool

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 01-03-2013, 03:24 PM
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Omega 31064 for me. It is a large banded boar in a small enough package for face lathering. Soft tips and controlled bloom make it a favorite of mine

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 01-03-2013, 03:29 PM
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I really like the Omega 10075 as an all-around brush, face lathering included. I guess it's considered to be on the small end of brushes, but it does everything well. It's comfortable to hold, lots of backbone, it's really soft for a boar brush, and it lathers like a champ. The handle is cheapish plastic, but what do you expect for seven dollars!

Here's a link and I also highly recommend this shop:

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/omega-10...10075.html

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 01-03-2013, 03:40 PM
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This one when the knot is removed ...

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/omega-10...10049.html

... and placed into this.

http://shavenook.com/thread-number-four-...uch-a-boar

However this one ...

http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com/omega-80265.html

is quickly gaining ground when the knot is removed and placed into this.

http://shavenook.com/thread-new-custom-b...#pid164565

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 01-06-2013, 09:13 AM
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Omega 10290 and Omega 40033

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 01-06-2013, 11:48 AM
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Omega 10275 is this one?

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 01-06-2013, 07:59 PM
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The only Omega boar I have is a 10019. It's an inexpensive brush ($8) but the knot makes it a fine FL brush.

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 01-08-2013, 05:26 AM
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I have some Omega boar brush
[Image: dsc0434x.jpg]
From Left to Right
90065 Syntex
11573 Boar
10005 Boar
50014 Boar Travel
10065 Boar
20106 Boar "Professional"
10810 Boar
10098 Boar "Professional"
6735 Badger Silvertip Barber Pole handle

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From Left
290049 Sintex
20102 Boar "Professional"

my two favorites for facelathering are:
10005 Boar Wood Handle
20102 Boar "Professional"

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 06-18-2013, 08:13 AM
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My two favorites:

-Omega 49, low-set custom
-Omega 40033

They are more "focused" feeling with great backbone but just as soft at the tips as my Semogue boars.

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 01-23-2014, 10:33 PM
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(06-18-2013, 08:13 AM)kentclark Wrote: My two favorites:

-Omega 49, low-set custom
-Omega 40033

They are more "focused" feeling with great backbone but just as soft at the tips as my Semogue boars.

+1

Can't fault the 40033 compact and short loft knot. My Semogue's in comparison are lumpy, overly flagged, and not as soft . Wish Omega put it in a solid acrylic handle. I re-handled mine.

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 01-23-2014, 11:34 PM
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Lots of dust on this thread.

Today I'd have to say it's an Omega with a loft below 50mm. But that's simply because I don't like large boar brushes very much.

I've bought Omega Premium brushes and really inexpensive Omegas, and they work identically, the difference is in the handle. That's not a put down of the knot. The knots are uniformly good. I don't understand how they can make a knot that good for not much money.

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 01-25-2014, 09:19 PM
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  • Deco
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  • Rocky Mountains
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I have the Omega 49 & 40033 (Mighty Midget Wide Waist). I've face lathered with the 49 but prefer the 40033. The Mighty Midget Wide Waist is a great little brush. It generates lather quickly and feels great against the face. I Heart that brush!

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 01-25-2014, 09:32 PM
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Not for everyone, but I really like the 11130 for face lathering. Its a small knot with low loft (which makes it unique for a boar). I find the handle a bit thin, but its length makes up for that.

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