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Out of the three I have, I really like the Semogue 2000. It has a really nice backbone to it and has a nice dense knot, but it really soften up nicely once you have used it for a while. It took a bit longer to break in compared to my other two boars, but it was well worth it in my opinion.
I have gotten some great lather from my Omega. It was a bit larger than I thought, but the large handle allows for some awesome lather application. Stiff, but not too stiff, and only $9! (save shipping)
I will say that any Omega or Semogue will be a great boar brush. It all depends on whether you want a big one or a little one. And if you want it with the faux badger sketching. I am sure you will love whatever you get (just give it time to 'break in' though).
Well guys I ordered me a Semogue 2000. Looking forward to the boar side of things. May need some more info once I get started. I have only used Badgers. (Vulix & B&BE). I am more into soaps now, cuz they seem to be slicker. Thanks
"Best" is a very subjective term but from my experience the Omega #10065 ($10-12) is hard to beat at any price. I think, with time, the 24 mm x 65 mm Golden Nib boar knotted brush I just finished restoring will be great as well. It holds a lot of water and once it softens a bit it will get even better.
I am finding that I really like my Vulfix (2199) boar more than my Omega (21139). The Vulfix does not have a very dense knot, but it is very soft, needs no break in, and makes great lather. The Omega just seems to be a little too much brush for me.