I've not seen it mentioned yet, but the Semogue Torga is an excellent short lofted knot and comes it cheaper than the Semogue SOC.
@Chan Eil Whiskers recommendations for Zeniths are also great options. I have the Zenith 80B in both bleached and unbleached knots and they are excellent brushes with very densely packed knots.
I have both the Omega 11137 & Semogue 610. The Omega has turned out to be an excellent brush and doesn't shed (I think maybe most new brushes lose a few bristles at first). The 610 is a wonderful smaller brush that works great for face lathering. The 610 will take quite a while to break in though, so please don't lose patience with it before you see what it can do. For a Semogue, it has a lot of backbone.I bought the Omega 11137 wood handle brush and Semogue Hereditas 610 red/clear acrylic handle brushes from Pasteur (who threw in a sample MdC vetiver soap). Neither came with a stand. My 11 year old Omega brush on the right did.
I washed both with shampoo, and the Omega lost 10 hairs. I hope it doesn’t keep that up.
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At this point the Omega 11137 isn’t broken in yet, but it’s already floppy, like my 31064 got to be after ten years of use. Between that and the Semogue 610, so far I prefer the 610.I would avoid the semogue 830 next buy round. mine got very soft and floppy when finally broke in for good, at about a year or so. and the knot got loose in the handle and made a clanking sound. that wasn't an uncommon complaint here either at the time. I passed it off to a new shaver to try out. the 810 has less complaints here as I recall.
I'm perfectly content with the Omega 10065 as my currently most used brush, and the 40033 is almost as good and a fantastic (primary) traveler that can be used around the house too.
I've also got a SOC that I still love, but I favor Omegas over the various other Semogues I've used in the past. haven't tried and not interested in Zeniths at this point. I prefer brushes at about 24mm.
and I exclusively face lather.