Wilkinson Sword Boar

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by DaltonGang, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wilkinson Sword Boar
    Solingen Germany
    $6.90 shipped

    This was inspired by @Number six . The knot is about 18-20mm, and not densely packed. Once wet, the Boar Funk came on, but not as strong as others I've had. From the beginning of the lathering, it was a heavy shedder. But, by the end of the shave, it shed almost no hairs. I did some practice(Break-in) lathering too. It is a somewhat soft brush, and once broken in, should make for a fine daily driver.

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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Did it stop shedding because it ran out of bristles? :happy097:
     
  3. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    But seriously, it looks sharp!
     
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Noooo, that would have been my Burma Shave Boar brush. Time will tell On this Wilkie Brush.
     
  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    used a couple of these for 10 plus+ years with cart razors and williams/ wilkinson sword puck soap.worked well considering i hadn t a clue how to use/ maintain it properly. first one fell apart after a few years. second one works well and i have used it occasionally since starting de .
    readily available everywhere here, next to the $ 30 tweezerman brush (junk,don t buy) in some drugstores...
     
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  6. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    My first brush was an Omega 40033 for about $7. It went around the world with me, and I still have and use it today. Does it loose an occasional hair yes, but it's still a great brush. If a Wilkinson brush is made with a good knot then its a keeper. :happy088:
     
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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wilkinson Sword Boar Brush. 2nd time using.

    Less of a Boar Butt smell. It also only shed 3 hairs, from the time I loaded, until the time I was finished, and rinsed. None happened while lathering. It looks like this is getting better.


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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    my wilky and a newly acquired copy of my first omega boar from shoppers drug mart ..london drugs has a 2 for $11 ish deal on wilki brushes right now... 20180929_114337.jpg
     
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Shave 3 with the Wikie

    Only 1 hair lost, and it is soft as can be. Very little Boar funk smell. Lathers great.
     
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  10. Number six

    Number six Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the write up... does the handle have a slightly soft feel to it?
     
  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Day 4 use.
    The hairs are getting softer. Only one hair lost. @Number six , the plastic handle is very hard plastic. I do like the feel of this brush. This knot would be nice if you had a small handle that needed knot replacement.
     
  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Have you used the Wilkie Brush yet?

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  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i have test lathered the one shown , but have my original that i use occasionally. this one shedded a few hairs like they all do., at least mine did.
     
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  14. mvd

    mvd Well-Known Member

    I have that Shoppers Omega too. I made it my mission to break it in...and triumphed, kind of. For me, it only broke in so far and then stopped. It remains a great scrubby brush, though, and I still reach for it--especially if I am trying to use up a soap.
     
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  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    mine is a replacement; a month after i bought the first one i soaked it and the handle split open i 2 places...
     
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  16. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i just test lathered it again. i will use this brush for the rest of the month if you want comparison tests.its a work horse brush.gary
     
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  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Sounds like a good experiment. I will use mine, as long as I can, until I get really bored.
     
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  19. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    sounds good...
     
  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Day 5

    The Wilkie didn't shed any hairs, and not any detectable Boar Funk. Very nice, soft, little brush.

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