01-14-2013, 11:42 AM
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  • Teiste
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Im going to get straight to the point.Go to http://www.italianbarber.com get this brush if you :

-are a die hard face latherer.
-if you make your lather on scuttle.
-love to use shaving soaps , shaving creams or croaps.
-if you love brushes with soft tips and excellent backbone.

For 11,99 dollars this brush puts to shame (literally) to more expensive brushes , specially badger one.No , its not fanaticism for boar brushes , is what I have experienced the last 3 shaves with it.

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This brush is fairly new on the market , and basically is a Omega 10083 , but even with a shorter loft , around 60 mm.This is not a small brush by any means , having a 28 mm knot , and a total height of 120 mm.

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The tips are basically softened , and I have used it only 3 times , and only one cycle of softening.Amazing how soft they are , almost like the good quality silvertip hair.

Also has a excellent firm backbone , with flow and doesnt splays too much on the face.Very good indeed.

Here a pic with the old Proraso brush :

[Image: P1260314.JPG?m=1358023147]

This brush is designed for barbers , and mainly used by them and I can see why.While is doesn't have the most heavy handle , its comfortable enough , and built to last , if you treated it right.

Use it for facelathering , use it for bowl lathering , use it with triple milled soaps , use it with creams , and the brush will reward you with plenty of lather , and the lather will be thick and dense.But , of course , be also generous with the amount of products.

I have enjoyed this brush while facelathering , due , as I have said earlier , to its extra soft tips and backbone.It provides a very nice massage , not too exfoliating , but really pleasant.

[Image: P1260312.JPG?m=1358023147]

Is it the best brush on the market? Well ,no , is not the best brush on the market.Is it a great brush for 11,99 brush? No doubt about it , its a great boar brush , one of those boar brushes which will make me forget about using other brushes , even other Omega boar brushes.

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 01-14-2013, 11:47 AM
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  • tgutc
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Thanks for another great review! This looks like a nice boar. Is this smaller than a Semogue 2000.

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 01-14-2013, 11:49 AM
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  • beartrap
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I don't think anything is bigger Biggrin
Teiste makes me wish I haven't sold my brush to him Tongue

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 01-14-2013, 11:56 AM
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  • Teiste
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(01-14-2013, 11:47 AM)tgutc Wrote: Thanks for another great review! This looks like a nice boar. Is this smaller than a Semogue 2000.

No , this one is bigger than a Semogue 2000.

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 01-14-2013, 12:25 PM
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  • Johnny
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I agree with Teiste. I use mine to face lather Proraso Green.

   

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 01-14-2013, 12:34 PM
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Great post T. In the UK the Omega branded one is the cheaper one. I am very tempted to get the 83!

Is there much difference between this and the 48?

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 01-14-2013, 12:38 PM
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  • Teiste
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(01-14-2013, 12:34 PM)Dipesh Wrote: Great post T. In the UK the Omega branded one is the cheaper one. I am very tempted to get the 83!

Is there much difference between this and the 48?

The loft on the 48 is , at least ,a 1cm longer.Here is a pic , with the Proraso brush on the left and the 48 on the right.The one on the middel is a 49 :

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 01-14-2013, 12:52 PM
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Thanks T. I can imagine there being quite a difference between the brushes.

Which one is your favourite?

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 01-14-2013, 12:54 PM
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  • Johnny
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I can't speak for Teiste, but my favorite of the three above is the Proraso brush.

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 01-14-2013, 01:06 PM
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Are there any differences between the old and the new? The pic at IB shows the metal ring which seems to be the old one.

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 01-14-2013, 01:13 PM
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  • Teiste
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(01-14-2013, 12:52 PM)Dipesh Wrote: Thanks T. I can imagine there being quite a difference between the brushes.

Which one is your favourite?

The Proraso brush.Johnny is also on the same boat.

(01-14-2013, 12:54 PM)Johnny Wrote: I can't speak for Teiste, but my favorite of the three above is the Proraso brush.

Yes , sir , very true.An outstanding brush.

(01-14-2013, 01:06 PM)wingdo Wrote: Are there any differences between the old and the new? The pic at IB shows the metal ring which seems to be the old one.

Yes , check the pic comparing the old and the new Proraso brushes :

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While the old Proraso brush is very good too , the new one is even better (of course , IMHO) due to the 3/4 mm shortet loft , which makes it a pleasure to use it with circular strokes while facelathering it (less splay and even firmer backbone , but the same soft tips).

I got mine at Italian Barber , so they already have the new version of this brush.

Excellent service , as always , from IB , by the way.

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 01-14-2013, 01:32 PM
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  • Johnny
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I got mine from Razor Emporium. It cost a little more than yours but they were not on holiday or maternity leave.

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 01-14-2013, 01:59 PM
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I previously commented on another thread that I had the newer bush- that was incorrect, I have the older version with the chrome ring. Still a great brush and I use it exclusively for face lathering, but now I'm want to try the "new" brush.

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 01-14-2013, 03:13 PM
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Well push me right over the edge why don't you.

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 01-14-2013, 03:27 PM
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  • ben74
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Convincing review Teiste, jump on board all you boar lovers!

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 01-14-2013, 03:43 PM
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Would this be a good 1st boar for someone who face lathers? I was originally looking at the 10049. I want to try something else besides my Tweezerman brush.

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 01-14-2013, 03:45 PM
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  • Teiste
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(01-14-2013, 03:43 PM)Bittermormon Wrote: Would this be a good 1st boar for someone who face lathers? I was originally looking at the 10049. I want to try something else besides my Tweezerman brush.

It truly will be , fellow Utahn.Sisi

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 01-14-2013, 03:59 PM
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(01-14-2013, 03:45 PM)Teiste Wrote: It truly will be , fellow Utahn.Sisi

And...done!! Thanks.

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 01-14-2013, 05:12 PM
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(01-14-2013, 03:43 PM)Bittermormon Wrote: Would this be a good 1st boar for someone who face lathers? I was originally looking at the 10049. I want to try something else besides my Tweezerman brush.

To be honest you really can't go wrong with either brush, but the Proraso/ Omega brush has a slight edge by having a little shorter loft which makes a bit better for face lathering.

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 01-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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(01-14-2013, 11:42 AM)Teiste Wrote:
[Image: P1260310.JPG?m=1358023147]

Im going to get straight to the point.Go to http://www.italianbarber.com get this brush if you :

-are a die hard face latherer.
-if you make your lather on scuttle.
-love to use shaving soaps , shaving creams or croaps.
-if you love brushes with soft tips and excellent backbone.

For 11,99 dollars this brush puts to shame (literally) to more expensive brushes , specially badger one.No , its not fanaticism for boar brushes , is what I have experienced the last 3 shaves with it.

[Image: P1260311.JPG?m=1358023147]

This brush is fairly new on the market , and basically is a Omega 10083 , but even with a shorter loft , around 60 mm.This is not a small brush by any means , having a 28 mm knot , and a total height of 120 mm.

[Image: P1260313.JPG?m=1358023148]

The tips are basically softened , and I have used it only 3 times , and only one cycle of softening.Amazing how soft they are , almost like the good quality silvertip hair.

Also has a excellent firm backbone , with flow and doesnt splays too much on the face.Very good indeed.

Here a pic with the old Proraso brush :

[Image: P1260314.JPG?m=1358023147]

This brush is designed for barbers , and mainly used by them and I can see why.While is doesn't have the most heavy handle , its comfortable enough , and built to last , if you treated it right.

Use it for facelathering , use it for bowl lathering , use it with triple milled soaps , use it with creams , and the brush will reward you with plenty of lather , and the lather will be thick and dense.But , of course , be also generous with the amount of products.

I have enjoyed this brush while facelathering , due , as I have said earlier , to its extra soft tips and backbone.It provides a very nice massage , not too exfoliating , but really pleasant.


Is it the best brush on the market? Well ,no , is not the best brush on the market.Is it a great brush for 11,99 brush? No doubt about it , its a great boar brush , one of those boar brushes which will make me forget about using other brushes , even other Omega boar brushes.
Your killing me, i just got the Omega from your last reviews,Biggrin...now im feeling this oneUndecided

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