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Omega 48 Professional Boar Bristle Brush

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I used a boar bristle brush after some years of Best and Silvertip badger brushes.

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This is the Omega No 48 Professional. A real big brush: 13,3 cm high.

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Package pretty simple.


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Shown here compared to the miniscule Muehle Silvertip (19 mm knot).


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Onto the bowl, after work.

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After three passes. Enough lather for two more passes. Lather is thick and lubricating.
(soap used: Roger et Gallet)


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After three passes on face, a pass on my arm.

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After three passes, a squeeze out of remaining lather.


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... and one more squeeze out!


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Omega 48 dripped out, after three passes and two squeezes...

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PROCEDURE
Soaked in hot water for a couple of minutes.
Let it drain, but not drip.
Swirled on Roger et Gallet soap approx. 20 times.
Lathering in inox bowl with a spoonful of hot water. Working well for 1 minute or so.
Painting on face. The brush is warm and soft, loaded with lather!

VERDICT
A genuive surprise. Omega 48 is a joy to use with soaps. I used Proraso "soft" soap, and Roger & Gallet hard (three milled?) soap. With both soaps Omega produced a lot of thick lather easily.

Price
For 8.50 euros it's a steal.

Quality
Simply packaged. Handle is plastic: Chromed ABS handle. It seems well made.

Density
Good. You can't compare the boar to badger. It's of a different genre.

Stiffness of Tips
It gets MUCH more soft after soaked in hot water and lathering.

Ergonomic
Excellent. Long handle, long bristles. Like a painting brush, a real pennello!

Latherability
Excellent with soaps tested.

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Latest reviews

I just received mine and have tried it like three times, maybe mine still needs to be broken in but I find that out of the box it does not lather that well.

I found the smell easy to get rid of, after initially soaking it in Borax for 14 hours but still wreaked, I added some Tide with fresh Borax and the following day all the water was gone soaked up by the brush I presume.

So far my synthetic is by far my favorite. This may become my favorite with more time. A badger is to wimpy, although I will reserve for creams.
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Pros: Well made. Feels great on the face. Excellent latherer.
Cons: Maybe a bit big.
Bang for buck, it's a great brush. It's well put together, and after more than 18 months of use, it still looks new.

I don't know how it compares with a badger brush, but IMHO it does a great job.
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Pros: Latherability, Softer that most boar bristle, price
Cons: Slightly more rough than badger hair, slight shedding at the beginning
A joy to use. This is my only boar bristle brush. I love it. I don't feel the need to use a badger hair, although I've used them in the past. A great low cost brush.
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Softness of Tips
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