True Confessions

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by oscar11, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I hate to admit it but I just couldn't stand it anymore so I bought the Thater boar. In addition, I've picked up a Mondial, a Zenith and have an ABC brush floating around in the postal system somewhere. I know, I be crazy.
    Give me a little time and I'll do a comparison including my homemade Omega and Semogue. I'll have the Thater later this week but not sure when the ABC will show up.
  2. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Yup. The rest of us know better than to do crazy stuff like that.

    On a saner note; today I gave the NOS never used 95 year old Kent C8 Pure Badger a Spa Day and its first lather. Now it's resting.


    Before its Spa Day:

    After its Spa Day:
  3. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Steve @oscar11,
    I have several shaving brushes as you know. I think that the best ones are the brushes that you made. I'm not trying to kiss up I am just stating my opinion:happy088:

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  4. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

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  5. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Is this the Thater boar that is selling around $90.00?

  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Steve - Was this just to jazz things up a bit?

    If I remember correctly, you preferred the Big Omegas to the Semogue boar brushes, but got the most use out of Shavemac Badger.

    I love seeing your handle-work. Most impressive.
  7. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Dale, no, I think i just lost my mind for awhile. Still a big fan of the relofted Omega and Semogues and just wanted to compare to some of other brushes. Never heard of Mondial or Zenith before and the Zenith 26 x 57 is one of the best factory boar brushes I've used. I even waited for the $5 increase in the Thater before I ordered. The Mondial I have is quite close to the dimensions of the Thater I ordered, we'll see how much different they perform. I retired last Friday so I need some experimental knots to play with.
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  8. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Congrats on the retirement. Enjoy.

    I look forward to seeing your handiwork.
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  9. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Oscar, congratulations on your new brush and retirement. I hope you thoroughly enjoy both. You can never have enough brushes. I retired a couple years ago and one of my retirement pleasures is enjoying taking my time and enjoying my shaves to the fullest every day.
  10. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Hope you enjoy your free-er time.
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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Congratulations on your retirement. Let the young guys have a go. Looking forward to reading of your exploits. Love your work.
  12. TitanTTB

    TitanTTB Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the incoming brushes and your retirement.
    Looking forward to your thoughts on the boars after you have a chance to test them out.
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  13. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the retirement. It has been 5 1/2 years for me and I am loving it. My thoughts and prayers is yours will be as great and enjoyable as mine has been,
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  14. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    John, actually I think you can, lol and I might.
  15. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Oscar I think you are right at least that's what my wife tells me. Just trying to be an enabler.
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  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    I have a Thater boar and it's a great brush. I'm sure you will be pleased Steve.
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  17. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Douglas.
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  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    I will be interested in your thoughts on the loft of the knot.
  19. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Congrats on your retirement. :happy088:
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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Enjoy your retirement Steve.
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