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Omega Model 10049 Pro 49 Professional Boar Shaving Brush in Red, Black, or White, 26mm

4.95 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)


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Product Description

100% Boar bristle shaving brush, great for beginners!  Choose from Red, Black, or White handle.

Measurements May Vary

Total Height 123mm

Loft 59mm

Knot 26mm

Handle Height 64mm

Handle Waist 36mm

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20 reviews for Omega Model 10049 Pro 49 Professional Boar Shaving Brush in Red, Black, or White, 26mm

  1. 5 out of 5


    I received this brush last week. As others mentioned, it does have an odor. I tried a few shampoo’s with a charcoal and coconut shampoo and then a vinegar and water soak followed by another shampoo. That “seems” to have helped a bit.
    The sticker did wash off in the cleaning right away. I have only used drug store brushes until now so I have little to compare but… I soaked the Omega in about a 185 degree water, gave it one squeeze at the middle and lathered with a toothbrush sized portion of Palmolive menthol from a tube and this brush formed a nice lather and then the lather was gone…All into the brush… And it kept the lather through all three passes. Much better than the drug store Van der Hagen brush.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Overall the best boar brush out there, beginners and pros alike could do not wrong with the Omega 89 as their go-to boar brush. Between the size, quality, performance and price – there’s really no better deal. If you’re thinking about trying boar, I’d recommend going with this Omega 49.

    The loft is longer than the Semogue Owner’s Club but not as long as the Omega Pro 48, and for my skin (which doesn’t like “scritchy” brushes) this makes it perfectly versatile to do both circular motions for face lathering as well as brush strokes. The smell right out of the box was minimal and practically disappeared after the first shave. No hairs lost. The handle is plastic injection molded, so it’s hollow but solidly made and doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy and it’s really comfortable to hold.

    My favorite boar brush is Omega 21762 but the length of the 48’s loft is a few millimeters shorter which makes for a bit more backbone that’s still extremely comfortable. I received mine last night, left it in the refrigerator overnight with the bristles soaking in water to start breaking it in, used it this morning and instantly loved for comfortable this was. I have about 5 Semogue boar brushes (including the Owner’s Club, 620 and 830) and the Omega 21762 and 98, but this 89 (red) is my new go-to.

  3. 5 out of 5


    “49” is superior to the fabled “48” IMO.The knot is slightly shorter(and after 10-15 shaves does not shed).Because of this it has a little better backbone,so it lathers faster and easier,particularly hard soaps,however it still is king sized enough to treat your face stubs king sizely.The plastic handle has a tool like feel in the hand and adds a color splash.The only problem is the tendency of all large boar brushes to “suck in” the foam and leave the brush “empty” when you attempt second passes.But for 10 dollars who cares?Just load this monster again and eat up more soap.A must for any shaver(along with it’s bigger brother of course).

  4. 5 out of 5


    This is seriously the best $10.00 I have ever spent shaving. This is a fantastic brush. I was very apprehensive to buy it due to lack of knowledge of Boar brushes. I was worried about stiffness and scratchiness as well as it’s large size. I also ordered a smaller Semouge brush in case I didn’t like this one. I find this brush actually a perfect size and the Semouge too small for my liking.

    What can I say? Straight out of the box I played around with it and soaked the brush about 15 minutes and then built a lather with some Stirling Barbershop in my scuttle to clean the brush. BTW, I noticed no initial “animal” odor on this brush. I do notice a very mild mustiness after a couple of uses but it is very faint.

    Anyway, back to the lather. I was amazed at the amount of thick lather this brush built up in the scuttle. The next morning I shaved with this brush (with an excellent Figaro Gold soap) and was shocked that it was much softer than I anticipated. If it never got any softer I would be satisfied. I can only imagine how good it will feel when broke in.

    I have always used badger brushes as I was swayed away by reports of boar brush stiffness and roughness. No more of those worries now. I seriously doubt I will ever buy another badger brush as long as I can get a boar brush this quality for this price. I highly recommend the Pro 49. You actually CAN get a great brush for a fantastic value!

  5. 5 out of 5


    For this price, the performance of this brush is definitely 5*. I soak this for 10 minutes before the shave in warm water, the lather it gives is great. Works fine with both cream as well as soap.

  6. 5 out of 5


    This is a great brush, wait until it’s broken in and you get an awesome lather. I face lather and this has been great.
    As always, Maggard Razors service is OUTSTANDING

  7. 4 out of 5


    I am very new to wet shaving and up until now I have been using a synthetic brush. I bought the Omega 10066 and Omega 10049 because I read so many good reviews about Omega Boar Hair brushes.
    My first impression was how much the Boar Hair brushes stunk. I was thinking maybe I should have just stuck with the synthetic.
    Nonetheless, I “broke it in” by following the instructions offered by Nick Shaves in his video. Next I decided that I really need to give it a try. I used the 10049 first and WOW! It lathers much, much better than the synthetic and I know it will only get better as it gets broken in through use. I made a great choice with the brushes and by shopping with Maggard Razors.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Amaizing brush!!! Really big I shave my face and head and i lather up so easy with it! Just love it

  9. 5 out of 5


    I’ve had this brush for over a year now and it has been the absolute best brush I’ve ever bought. It has out performed and out lasted many brushes including some of the high end brushes that I’ve bought over the past couple years. Knowing what I know now, I would’ve bought this brush before I bought any of the high end brushes that I’ve bought in the past.

  10. 5 out of 5


    I ordered this after reading reviews in all the forums I expected it to be a huge smelly scratchy brush . well I was willing to shampoo and break it in but I was surprised not sure if I got a gem …no smell soft at the tips and firm. It is a little bigger than my badger but not that big after a good rinse of hot water I busted out the fat quick thick lather took half as long to load the brush and I found its stiffness perfect I found it gave me more control came quick and perfect best ten bucks I have spent!

  11. 5 out of 5


    I just got this brush in and have used it twice. It already feels great and whips up a good lather. I would suggest this brush to anyone looking for a nice sized boar brush. i only lost one hair in the first two shaves. Also would like to say i have been ordering all my shaving needs from Maggard’s and the customer service simply cannot be beat. I had one small issue with one order and i emailed them late in the afternoon to let them know expected to hear from them the next day but i got an email response within a couple minutes and the issue was resolved. Top notch Products and service.

  12. 5 out of 5


    An excellent brush for the money. Good backbone and is breaking in nicely.

    The only thing to notice is that this is a decently large brush, and as I have a smaller face, it’s quite a bit more than I need.

    Bottom line is that this is an excellent value for a great product!

  13. 5 out of 5


    Omega 10049 Professional Boar Hair shaving Brush is another beauty from Omega. At an extremely low price and incredible lather-ability beyond expectations this is a great brush.

  14. 5 out of 5


    This is my first shaving brush, ever. I am new to the DE shaving style and I am very happy with this brush! It is a fairly large brush. I love that though, since I use it for my legs. I chose a boar over badger because I wanted something a little more exfoliating and this brush has been perfect! There was a little animal odor at first but what else would you expect animal hair to smell like? In no time that odor is replaced with the scent of your soap. I have been lathering with it every day since I got it at the beginning of this week and already, it has stopped shedding. I am so pleased with the service here. Casie is prompt and friendly in her responses and just so helpful! I will certainly be doing more business with Maggard in the future!

  15. 5 out of 5


    Went up from an Omega 13564, what a difference! I love this brush. Even the first time using it was fantastic. Can’t wait till it’s completely broken in.

  16. 5 out of 5


    Great brush. Bristles are long, handle is thick and has a good heft to it. Easy to grasp for arthritic hands!

  17. 5 out of 5


    Very nice brush. Whips up a nice lather in no time, and hold plenty for subsequent passes.

  18. 5 out of 5


    Great brush! Plenty of backbone, soft tips that are getting softer with every shave. Longer, which increases your options for bowls or mugs. Great brush to add to the rotation for a minimal price.

  19. 5 out of 5


    One of my favorite brushes, and also one of my cheapest. Once broken in it lathers wonderfully and loses it’s boar scent quickly. Highly recommend for a first brush or a fiftieth.

  20. 5 out of 5


    A fantastic brush, good size, is breaking in very nicely, lathers incredibly well, nice mix of backbone and softness. This will put many of my way more expensive badger brushes into retirement. Thank you also for the great deal of personal consultation, you are a very good team.

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