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Omega Professional Boar Brush

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In some ways it is strange that I am reviewing this brush now. After all it was the first brush that I bought. I thought it was expensive at $14 but I was willing to pay that high price for a “professional boar hair brush.” I was pretty happy with the brush too, until I got a badger brush and thought “I’m never going back.” With that said, I now find myself going back on occasion and finding it superior to my premium brushes for certain situations.

Construction: designed for professional barbers, this brush is more about function than form. It has a sturdy, easy to grasp black plastic handle and a very tall knot.

The knot: The longer than usual boar hairs provide better than average water retention. In addition the overall stiffness of the knot is reduced. Like most boar hair brushes, if you press it dry into your face it is prickly. However, when wet and soapy it is not prickly, just a bit stiff. I’m not saying that it is as luxurious as a badger brush, but it works just fine. In addition, I have yet to see a stray hair from this brush in the shaving bowl.

Smell: It did have a bit of an odor on purchase.

Benefits:
I love my badger brushes but their higher quality soft hairs are less useful when used on hard or inexpensive soaps. This brush is great in those situations. I tried it this morning on a Williams’s puck and the soap burst into heaps of lather (shocking, I know). Tomorrow I’m going to try it with a puck of Tabac.

Conclusion: I firmly feel that there is a place in the shaving world for the humble boar. This brush can be had for less than $15 and (IMHO) deserves a place in your shaving brush arsenal. Now, I’m not getting rid of my fancy badger brushes any time soon, but I’m also not going to get rid of this little marvel either.

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Pros: It is comfortable to hold and load product.
Cons: none
This brush is a good value. I have large hands so the longer handle makes it easier to hold. It does smell a bit at first but will disappear after a few uses.
Price
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Density
5.00 star(s)
Quality
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Ergonomic
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Latherability
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Softness of Tips
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Stiffness of Tips
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Pros: price and quality of the bristle
Cons: little aesthetic performance
This is one of my favorite shaving brushes.
In spite of very sophisticated look, well it does the job and produces a huge quantity of foam excellent in a short time.
I would definitely recommend.
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Stiffness of Tips
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Pros: This brush is designed for heavy use, with a big stiff knot and a large light weight handle.
Cons: None
This is a top performer in my brush collection. An outstanding shaving brush with a large (27mm) knot and a Loft of 65mm. The bristles are stiff initially but soften with use. It holds water well, is easy to load with lots of lather. This brush is comfortable for my large hands.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Density
4.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Ergonomic
5.00 star(s)
Latherability
5.00 star(s)
Softness of Tips
3.00 star(s)
Stiffness of Tips
4.00 star(s)

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