01-26-2013, 09:06 PM
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  • Blue line
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For Valentines Day I was thinking about getting both my wife and soon to be 12year old daughter an ATRA type razor and a brush to lather with. I want to stay kinda inexpensive in case they say "to hell with this, we're going back to canned goo". I was thinking an OMEGA BOAR. What do y'all think?

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 01-26-2013, 09:13 PM
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(01-26-2013, 09:06 PM)Blue line Wrote: For Valentines Day I was thinking about getting both my wife and soon to be 12year old daughter an ATRA type razor and a brush to lather with. I want to stay kinda inexpensive in case they say "to hell with this, we're going back to canned goo". I was thinking an OMEGA BOAR. What do y'all think?

Good choice. I don't think the legs can really feel the subtle difference from badger hair.

Although black badger may be more exfoliating, I'm not sure if that is a desirable trait to women.

However.... it would require break-in. So, if there is a boar brush that is pre-broken in, I'd recommend that as #1.

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 01-26-2013, 09:21 PM
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Here are a couple pictures of a brush that I got my wife when she started to use a Gem Feather Weight to shave with along with making a proper lather with brush and soap. It was commissioned by Matt DeRuiter. We used the Tulip and Harvard profiles from Simpson as our inspiration and Lisa picked out a very pretty rod for the handle to be turned from.

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 01-26-2013, 10:00 PM
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Horse hair brushes are very good and they don't need to be broken in. i have used my Zurito on my legs as i cycle to work most of the year and shave my legs once a month or so, and it works really well. i think an Omega boar would also be nice, but as Lee has pointed out, it might need to be broken in.
Have you ever thought of a synthetic? Boy, talk about soft and no break-in time! Good luck.

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 01-26-2013, 10:20 PM
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  • Arcadies
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Look no further than the Omega Pro 48/49

They're inexpensive, have a comfortable handle and a super large knot/loft that can cover large areas with ease. They break in fast as well, my 48 was 60-70% broken in after about 5 shaves.

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 01-26-2013, 10:50 PM
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I picked up a Frank Shaving finest w/ a 24mm knot for my daughter, and she really likes it. It has worked well for her.

I agree that an Omega Pro 49 or 48 would be a good way to go, though. In fact, I believe my wife is going to try mine the next time she shaves.

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 01-26-2013, 11:04 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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I'm looking for a brush for Mrs. Sav as a gift for after her hospital stay. She has been lathering with the VdH ladies soap. She likes my Omega 100066 but she also likes my Parker best badger. I am thinking about getting oscar11 to turn me one for her. I'm thinking a large knot would work best for leg shaving. Celestino brought up a good point about a synthetic... Now I'm really confused....lol

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 01-26-2013, 11:09 PM
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(01-26-2013, 11:04 PM)savagejoerude Wrote: I'm looking for a brush for Mrs. Sav as a gift for after her hospital stay. She has been lathering with the VdH ladies soap. She likes my Omega 100066 but she also likes my Parker best badger. I am thinking about getting oscar11 to turn me one for her. I'm thinking a large knot would work best for leg shaving. Celestino brought up a good point about a synthetic... Now I'm really confused....lol

My wife loves my 21mm Muhle Silvertip Fibre. It was all she used until Aurora came home.

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 01-26-2013, 11:13 PM
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I'm with Celestino. Considering that the brush would most likely be used and housed in the shower/ bath, a synthetic might be good...they are super soft, require zero break in, and dry quickly. I would recommend a H.I.S synthetic as a great brush for leg shaving...the tips are exceptionally soft and the brush is large enough to hold massive quantities of lather. My wife has used mine a few times and really likes it.

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 01-26-2013, 11:18 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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(01-26-2013, 11:09 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-26-2013, 11:04 PM)savagejoerude Wrote: I'm looking for a brush for Mrs. Sav as a gift for after her hospital stay. She has been lathering with the VdH ladies soap. She likes my Omega 100066 but she also likes my Parker best badger. I am thinking about getting oscar11 to turn me one for her. I'm thinking a large knot would work best for leg shaving. Celestino brought up a good point about a synthetic... Now I'm really confused....lol

My wife loves my 21mm Muhle Silvertip Fibre. It was all she used until Aurora came home.
I'm really thinking synthetic is the way to go. Not just because they are soft but she really isn't the kind to take the time to properly dry a natural brush. I just got a new featherweight. I may try to get her to try it. I'm currently shopping for a Lady Gillette for her. Perhaps I should let her try my Parker also.. It has a long handle like the Lady Gillette.Thanks for the input....

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 01-26-2013, 11:27 PM
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(01-26-2013, 11:18 PM)savagejoerude Wrote:
(01-26-2013, 11:09 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-26-2013, 11:04 PM)savagejoerude Wrote: I'm looking for a brush for Mrs. Sav as a gift for after her hospital stay. She has been lathering with the VdH ladies soap. She likes my Omega 100066 but she also likes my Parker best badger. I am thinking about getting oscar11 to turn me one for her. I'm thinking a large knot would work best for leg shaving. Celestino brought up a good point about a synthetic... Now I'm really confused....lol

My wife loves my 21mm Muhle Silvertip Fibre. It was all she used until Aurora came home.
I'm really thinking synthetic is the way to go. Not just because they are soft but she really isn't the kind to take the time to properly dry a natural brush. I just got a new featherweight. I may try to get her to try it. I'm currently shopping for a Lady Gillette for her. Perhaps I should let her try my Parker also.. It has a long handle like the Lady Gillette.Thanks for the input....

Savagejoe...not sure if you've seen this thread or not, but there is a lady Gillette up on BST...
http://shavenook.com/thread-fs-gillette-...y-razor-t2

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 01-27-2013, 12:35 AM
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Didn't recommend a synthetic as I'm unsure of the cost. I think a FS synthetic isn't too expensive.

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 01-27-2013, 12:53 AM
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(01-26-2013, 10:20 PM)Arcadies Wrote: Look no further than the Omega Pro 48/49

They're inexpensive, have a comfortable handle and a super large knot/loft that can cover large areas with ease. They break in fast as well, my 48 was 60-70% broken in after about 5 shaves.

+1 - I use a 48 when I help my Better Half lather up her legs for shaving.

Thread carefully with the alum-block though... she now refers to it as the Death Rock Sad

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 01-27-2013, 04:29 AM
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My ex took my Omega pro and never gave it back... She did buy me a Plisson EW one year, so I guess I won that one haha!

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 01-27-2013, 10:01 AM
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I'm thinking something with a large, soft luxurious feeling knot.

Large, because of the greater surface area to be lathered.

Soft, because it reflects my idea of a lady's skin.

Luxurious, because I know I only want the best for my wife and daughter.

Probably badger as it is gentle and requires no break in.

Finally, something with a feminine handle in terms of colour or material...

However, if you are worried they might not fall in love with the whole ritual, I agree a synthetic FS might be a great starting point (based on drying time and economics).

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 01-27-2013, 12:01 PM
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I would think that the brush should be large. There is a lot of area to cover on the legs.

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 01-27-2013, 01:32 PM
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When my GF saw my coral red old stock Rooney 3/1 Super Silvertip 3-Band badger hair brush, she immediately asked if she could have it Cool

I got hold of an extra for her, and she uses that brush for leg shaving twice a week now - using my Truefitt & Hill Rose shaving cream.......and leg lathers, no bowl for her Biggrin

I paid $100 for it.......

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 01-27-2013, 01:48 PM
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I gave my wife a huge parker brush, it's silvertip and the handle is metal. It was way too big for my face, so I thought why not. She loved it!

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 01-27-2013, 02:18 PM
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I found my Semogue 1250 to be to floppy but my wife loves it.

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 01-27-2013, 03:49 PM
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My wife acquired my Semogue 830 and absolutely loves it.

I've tried to get her to use some other brushes but they have all been returned and she consistently declares that the Semogue is, for her, the brush she prefers.

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