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Thread: Ω Universal - Chinese Boar brush

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    Default Ω Universal - Chinese Boar brush

    I bought recently from the local market a Boar brush
    Looks like a copy of an Omega brush,same style plastic box,the logo,the description.
    The sticker in purpose covers the "made in China", you have to open the box and remove the brush to see it so many people who don't know a lot maybe they will buy it as an Omega.
    This brush has a 27mm base knot and the knot loft is 65mm.
    The handle is light and cheap plus has an inclination in the bottom,a sign of careless manufacture.
    The bristles are soft,need some de-funk work but the knot is shedding, i mean it, is shedding a lot !










    Here is dry, as i pull it out of the box
    More impressions after some bowl-face lathering tests.
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    Might just toss it in garbage can.
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    You speak by your own experience?
    Do you have the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doryferon View Post
    You speak by your own experience?
    Do you have the same?
    Have never owned a boar brush,never will.
    But if it shedding real bad as you say,what good is it?
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    Be patience
    I have tested the brush and i will post the results after some days when the tests are finished.
    If the final conclusion is that this brush is worthless as you know from my posts around the Shaving Forums i will be the first who will say it.
    I have no hesitation,remember about the Frank Shaving knots.
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    Thanks for trying it out! I look forward to the results. My daily shaves are usually with a boar brush. I like them for the soaps I use.
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    Keep your reviews coming. Most of us are always looking for a diamond in the rough.
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    After some knobing work the excessive shedding stopped but not completely
    You can see the bristle that is ready to escape.
    I have made another bowl lather test with different soap and a face lather
    I will show you the results by photos.
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    Face lather with another soap
    1-2 bristles escape for Freedom again.



    First i soak for few seconds the brush in cool water and then 2 minutes in boiled water
    Next time i will soak it less in the boiled water to see the results.
    In the first photo you can see the inclination on the handle's bottom,it's a disgrace.

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