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Brush Acquisition Thread

I’ve been looking for a new brush for a while. My current favorite brush is my Omega Boar/Badger travel brush. I love the short loft and small knot, but hate the tiny handle.

I’ve been trying to find a brush with similar specs, but a bigger handle, at a reasonable price, under $35.

I found this Simpson S1 Best Badger on Amazon and went for it. The knot is the same as the Omega, with a similar loft. The handle is about twice as big, which is perfect!

I used it today for the first time and WOW! Awesome lather and felt great. Looks like I found my new favorite brush.
 

SharpieB

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Thanks. Yes they are similar, but not exactly the same. The RazoRock is the silvertip version and the Zentith 505AK is a Manchurian. Zenith sells both at the same price. The way I understand it, silvertip has a softer face feel, but less backbone than Manchurian.
Ahhh. I missed the Silvertip part. I have the Manchurian but tend to prefer Silvertip. I may have to look into that Razorock!
 

Owen Bawn

"Ask me about a fluffernutter"
Thanks. Yes they are similar, but not exactly the same. The RazoRock is the silvertip version and the Zentith 505AK is a Manchurian. Zenith sells both at the same price. The way I understand it, silvertip has a softer face feel, but less backbone than Manchurian.
I have the Zenith versions in both silvertip and in Manchurian. Outstanding brushes. Rare to get a non-Simpsons 3 band that isn't at least a little floppy, but Zenith pulls it off. A dense, very soft knot, the Zenith silvertip.
 
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Received a spare Omega S10065. I can only get synthetic Omegas from the UK at cheap prices. Seeing how the EU customs laws will change from the 1st of July I might order one more before they start adding VAT to everything that comes from outside the EU without exceptions (currently everything below 15 EUR is excluded) . Here is a paradox: they do it to support local sellers, but no seller in my country sells synthetic Omegas.
 
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Received a spare Omega S10065. I can only get synthetic Omegas from the UK at cheap prices. Seeing how the EU customs laws will change from the 1st of July I might order one more before they start adding VAT to everything that comes from outside the EU without exceptions (currently everything below 15 EUR is excluded) . Here is a paradox: they do it to support local sellers, but no seller in my country sells synthetic Omegas.
Wait till they start checking your couch cushions.
 
There are some good you tube videos on how to break in a badger brush and how to get rid of the funk natural animal smell that some times come with natural hair brushes. Looks like a nice little brush!
Thank you, I will look into it. I do not mind boar brush smell. I will see if badger is any better or worse in that category.
 
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