Brush of the day

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Re: Brush of the day

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Yesterday I received a new Omega 80005 boar brush through Amazon and used it for the first shave this morning. It's smaller 25mm x 53mm than the massive Semogue 30mm x 60mm 2000. Their respective handles are very similar in dimension and both are made of wood. The compact but efficient Omega brush did a very acceptable job of giving up tons of rich thick lather with the tallow AOS Sandalwood soap.
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Re: Omega 80005 boar

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This humble little brush is new to me, and I'm pleased to have it. In time it may become one of my favorites.
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Re: Semogue SOC boar

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Today was the first actual face-lathering with my new Semogue Owner's Club boar. It did a great job, which was to be expected. I'm happy to have it. I usually use a new brush for a few weeks to become familiar with it. I'll be using AOS creams until the first of January, then I'll be switching back to soaps for a few weeks. This will give me a lot of time to enjoy both the Semogue and the Omega before I start missing the synthetic SilkSmoke - my G.O.A.T. :D
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Re: A pair of boars - Zenith B15 and Omega 80005

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I'm starting out the new year with a two brush rotation consisting of the Omega and the Zenith.
Their attractive wooden handles are similar in size and shape. Their bristles are different. The Omega knot is stiffer and slightly prickly. The bristles of the Zenith are softer and very comfortable on the face. Of the two, Zenith is tops in style and performance, and the Omega will be OK in a two brush rotation, at least for the time being.
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Re: SilkSmoke synth & homemade soap

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Re: Brush of the day

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Best of the Best brushes 012421

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I love using these outstanding brushes. I have kept a few others for sentimental reasons but these three brushes are definitely the most suitable for my daily use. It took me about twelve years of skipping around with scores of others (most of them sold to new owners now) so you see this is not a passing fancy. These are quality everyday workhorses of the highest order. Notice the similar dimensions in shape and size. Handles of olive wood, blood wood, and plexi. Zenith, SilkSmoke, and Thater. Boar, synthetic, and badger. All of them are lather masters with feather-soft bristles that can lather soap and cream in the bowl, on the soap, or on the face with equal results and no hogging. This makes a solid rotation group with a couple of days rest for drying.
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Re: Brush of the day

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