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Boar and Horse Shaving Brushes

Both boar hair and horse hair are popular brushes among men who wet shave and are generally less expensive than badger hair. While they retain less water than badger hair, there are some great benefits. Boar hair is a stiffer brush hair that softens with use. Horse hair is a softer option. Both certainly whip up a great lather!

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Boar and Horse Shaving Brushes Reviews
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Bowl lathering master this brush....... Like it a lot!
4/18/2017
Omega 11126 Boar Shaving Brush, Ovangkol Wooden Handle "I've had this brush for roughly 4 months, and it has surprised the heck out me. Like the title says, excellent bowl lathering from this boar. Just the right handle length, good loft and backbone. Though it was the first boar brush that took a while to break in, about a months worth of shaves. A little stiffer than I would prefer for face lathering in the beginning and still not quite there compared to my Omega #81052 or the Semogue #1305, which is my favorite boar brush. But the handle & loft of the brush is awesome for bowl lathering. Surprisingly, haven't lost a single hair from it. If you bowl lather, this one will fit the bill nicely. It's definitely worth being in my rotation.
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Very nice Boar bristles..... Handle? Not so much.....
4/18/2017
Omega 81052 Banded Boar Shaving Brush "I've had this brush for just about 4 months now and it has proven to be a great performer. Works well with both soft and hard soaps. Didn't take very long to break-in actually, 7-10 shaves tops. The handle is the only thing that kind of takes a star away for me. It's got a semi hexagon shape to it and kind of short, so when I bowl lather on occasion, it does not give a good grip when your working the lather. For face lathering though, it performs flawlessly. Lost a couple hairs during the first 2-3 shaves, none since. It holds water well, gets softer with use and has good backbone and "scritch" in applying lather. For the price, it's a good brush that won't disappoint......
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Great value. Satisfied with my
4/14/2017
Omega 13522 Banded Boar Shaving Brush "Great value. Satisfied with my purchase.
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Omega Shaving Brush
4/2/2017
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Quite impressive
3/29/2017
Semogue 1460 Pure Bristle Shaving Brush "Now, I don't know about you but I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" (buy cheap, get cheap). I took the gamble at $15. But Boars hair? Never heard of it until recently when my 8 year old silver tip (merkur) which I was never really impressed with, simply degraded in quality and looks. It wore out because I used it hard to lift my whiskers which themselves are tough as comparable copper wire. In short, Badger just doesn't offer any "backbone" to speak of. It's meant to create lather and mildly lift and exfoliate.

Out of the box this Semogue 1460 had no odor worth mentioning. The company logo is a sticker and I simply don't like logos or stickers on anything after I buy them. I took the logos and emblems off my truck. This sticker came off with moderate effort and 30 seconds of patience. It probably wouldn't have lasted very long under shaving conditions anyway.



My first shave was just what I wanted. This brush has very nice backbone but won't rough up your skin. The ends are quite soft but not Badger soft. It really did the job on the whiskers too. Holds water much better than I anticipated. Where have boar hair brushes been all my life?



How well does this brush hold up? Time will tell. Suffice to say that out of the box and one shave did not produce one hair falling out. If the brush lasts 2 years (I'm certain it will last decades if not become an heirloom piece) then $15 every 2 years is still light years cheaper than trying to keep up with modern shaving systems. Who in their right mind needs 5 blades at a time anyway?



I ordered on a Saturday evening and Westcoast got it out that Monday late afternoon . It was in my hands on Wednesday. Honestly, from Chino California to East Coast Florida in 2 days 1st class UPS? I mean that's better than the USPS by 3-4 days.



Hats off to WCS, Semogue and UPS! Thanks to all of you.
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Love this brush!
3/28/2017
Semogue 830 Pure Bristle Shaving Brush "This is a very fine brush, especially for the money. Good backbone , works up a good lather, but not too stiff at all, and it breaks in very well and is getting a bit softer as it goes along. Lost only a couple of bristles and it looks elegant. Frankly, why spend more?
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Very Satisfied.
3/24/2017
Omega 81064 Banded Boar Shaving Brush "This brush has a great weight and size which makes it very comfortable to use. It really works seems to like tallow based soaps and is great for face lathering. I am still breaking it in as it is a recent purchase, but so far I have no complaints with its performance.
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Nice budget brush
3/16/2017
Omega 20107 Professional Boar Shaving Brush "The first couple uses there was a slight odor, but if it is real boar hair, I would expect it, same with any animal hair. It has also worn off a bit, also as I would expect. For the price, it is expected. Not terrible, but noticeable. Dries nicely, suds up nicely and spreads nicely. Good brush for someone on a budget!
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