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    Default THE BEST BOAR BRUSH?

    I like to have one boar brush in my brush rotation but haven't found one that dosen't constantly shed. I have a Vulfix and an Omega extra large. Both shed every time I use them. So whats the best boar brush out there?

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    No idea!

    But I have the Semogue 1305- perfect for soaps and the

    Semogue 2000 - excellent for creams and very good for soaps.

    They are the only boars I have tried. And I don't intend to look for more.

    I have three expensive badgers which are a delight to use. But boar brushes are much better value for just getting a job done.

    And no sign of hair loss after 3 months. (Brushes, not me!)

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    My Omega boar brush sheds 5-20 hairs a day and has been doing so for over 1/2 a year. I wrote to Omega and they say they cannot get the boar hair quality they used to get. They sent me a Syntex (synthetic) brush that works really well.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    I also have an omega 48 Professional, from Italy, and although I have it for only two days, I have washed and shampoo'ed it at least 40 times without it losing a single hair. I've also used it three times to shave already, and well, it's very nice. I already prefer it over my badger brush. No shedding hairs etc... There are plenty of very good reviews about this brush, so I highly doubt all of them shed hair, I think you lads just have bad luck.

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    I highly recommend the Jaguar line of brushes from Turkey. I haven't tried other "high-end" boars, but I couldn't imagine how mine could be improved functionally. The tips come pre-split(!) and are extremely soft, there is plenty of backbone, and my two have lost a total of 1 bristle after extended use. Plus, they're cheap.

    Here is their website, and here are a few available from Amazon.com.

    (for what it's worth, I have the 2002 and the 117/24)

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    I have a Semogue 1520 that is nice and stiff, works great with soaps. I also have an Omega (whichever one is the upgraded version of the ones with colored handles), and it only shed about 2 bristles total. The Omegas also break it much quicker than the Semogues do, and smell better (although I didn't have a stench problem with my Semogue).

    I would try a slightly higher end Omega as I have heard a lot of people with complaints about their low end brushes lately. It should still only cost roughly $20 delivered.

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    Mine is a briar wood handled Omega considerably more expensive than 20 USD and sheds 5-20 hairs a day.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    I guess the best solution is to get a Semogue then. They are slightly more expensive, but I haven't heard anyone complain about them shedding too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northpaw View Post
    I highly recommend the Jaguar line of brushes from Turkey. I haven't tried other "high-end" boars, but I couldn't imagine how mine could be improved functionally. The tips come pre-split(!) and are extremely soft, there is plenty of backbone, and my two have lost a total of 1 bristle after extended use. Plus, they're cheap.

    Here is their website, and here are a few available from Amazon.com.

    (for what it's worth, I have the 2002 and the 117/24)
    Adam,

    how do you find these brushes? I think they look great! What are the knot & loft sizes of the models you have? and do you know the size of any of the other models??

    Cheers, fozz

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    I have 3 Semogue boars, 1305, 620, & 1470. Each one has shed only a half dozen bristles & I use them in a regular rotation.

    i also have a Koh-I-Noor SC-68, it too has hardly lost any hair. This is quite a big brush & is fantastic with creams.

    i guesss there is a case of the luck of the draw with Omega's. Loads of fella's use them, only a few complain of excess shedding.

    I am not sure if using boar brushes in a rotation makes any difference;allowing each one to dry thoroughly before its next use.

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