#1
Just as with Badger or Horse Hair brushes, the knot shape, the design, the bristles themselves and how the brush is treated will determine whether it blooms or not. Generally thicker bristles or straight shape knots will bloom less than fan or bulb shape knots. All Boar knots soften with use as the ends split.

So on to pictures.

Old & New; the two on the left are fairly new knots while the two on the right are over a half century old.

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The far left is a replacement knot from TGN and most likely made by Zenith.



These are all likely at least a half century old knots.

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Note that the fan shapes show more bloom than the straights.



All new and still in break in phase.

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From Left:Omega, Zenith, Jayaruh with Omega Knot, Jayaruh with TGN (likely Zenith) knot.
To be vintage it must be older than me!
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#2
Looks like you went hog wild!
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#3

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Cape Cod, Mass.
What a great collection!
#4

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Piggy Power! Great collection
#5
(This post was last modified: 12-27-2017, 06:08 AM by Methuselah.)
Nice collection.  your Omega 830 boar looks just like mine.[Image: RGPqAEb.jpg]
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#6

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Wow! What a brush stand there Methuselah.
#7
Is that an Omega or Semouge?
#8
Very nice brushes! Ah heck, I suppose I will have to get more brushes now too. Lol
#9
The Thater Beehive Boar after two shaves:

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To be vintage it must be older than me!
The last razor I bought was the next to last razor I will ever buy!
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#10
I have about three Omega boars which have significantly bloomed out an softened to the point they are as soft a badger or synthetic brush. They take longer to prep and dry and so I am using them less often.


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