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    Not so much, IMO. Good scritchy action. Not so much lather retention as a Badger, but quite enough.
    Sometimes going back to the well is necessary with horse, boar, and synthetics, FME. Depends!
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    I have some horse brushes, both mane hair and tail hair, both brown and white and I use them once every 2-3 months. They cannot beat the boar brushes, but always better from the badgers. I know, you all disagree
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    It just goes to show. So much variety in this pursuit that there is something for everyone!
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    I got a few horse hairs, I use them for detailing my motorcycles, and cleaning guns
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    Yup. I do too!
    Seems the part of the horse's hair used makes the diff.
    I always suspected the sweet spot is somewhere north on the tail.

    Likely why they smell like shit when they arrive. At least mine did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slur View Post
    I have some horse brushes, both mane hair and tail hair, both brown and white and I use them once every 2-3 months. They cannot beat the boar brushes, but always better from the badgers. I know, you all disagree
    I have three boar brushes.

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    The small Omega is great for all shaving soaps and creams. It is well broken in and I’ve had it so long that I don’t remember if it smelled bad when I got it.

    I bought the larger Fendrihan on a whim thinking “bigger is better”. It sure looks like an Omega on steroids. I find the bristles get quite floppy when wet and that makes it difficult to lather.

    I bought the long handled Omega to whip up lather in a deep shaving mug. It does what it’s supposed to. Functional, but not spectacular.
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    I have synthetic bristle brushes I love and others that are too soft for me. Same with the badgers I own. Don’t own any horse hair brushes and don’t really feel the need to get one.

    I haven’t played around with enough variations of bristle loft, diameter, scritchiness, etc that I can just look at a brush and its specs and tell in advance if I’m going to like it. I pick a brush and see how it makes lather with the soap/cream I’ve chosen that day. If it’s good, I go with it. If it isn’t, I try a different brush.
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    I have 7 Omega Boar brushes, 5 are standard and two are big boys.

    I have two synthetics, one of them I won in the giveaway last December so thank you to the donor.

    I have two Badgers.

    I love the boar brushes to bits and I like my skull synthetic especially as it goes really well with my Blackbeard shaving soap.

    The Badger brushes don't do much for me because I like something a bit stiffer.
    I haven't experienced a bad boar yet and the bristles haven't started falling out either so I'm pleased with them, especially as I chose them from amazon pretty much only to try and get a different colour for each soap.

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    I love horsehair brushes. I have some big ones made in Brazil. There is nothing better for brushing my shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I love horsehair brushes. I have some big ones made in Brazil. There is nothing better for brushing my shoes.
    Or felt hats

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    These are my dear horse brushes. All custom made, all big boys with 30mm knot.

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    First two made by Italian artists, the third one from a Belgian artist.
    First with femoral bone handle. Second with dear horn handle. Third with wood handle. First two are heavy brushes, the third is lighter.

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