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Omega Model 20102 Wood Handle Boar Bristle Shaving Brush

5.00 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)

$14.50

Made in Italy

31 in stock

Product Description

This is a very stylish brush from the famous Omega factory. It features a wooden handle with black and chrome trim. From the “Professional” series this brush is made from 100% Boar bristle and will build up an excellent rich lather.

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Additional Information

Measurements May Vary
Total Height

115mm

Loft

59mm

Knot

28mm

Handle Height

57mm

Handle Waist

30mm

16 reviews for Omega Model 20102 Wood Handle Boar Bristle Shaving Brush

  1. 5 out of 5

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    The best shaving brush I’ve ever owned. In the past I went for best badger and silver tip badger-what a waste! The costly badger fur is too soft to whip up a good lather. OTOH the boar is strong enough to stand up to the demands of the job. I don’t find it scratchy at all. I didn’t notice any boar smell, even when it was new.. it has lost a few hairs, but really just a very few. Easily makes a great lather.

    This is the largest boar brush I could find. The size is just fine-not too big, but too big would have been better than too small. Maybe it holds more soap than a smaller brush and therefore uses up your soap a little faster. If so, I can think of more profitable ways to economize. For example, buy this $14 brush instead of a fancy $90 one. This brush is every bit as good and well-made as those, and in my opinion, it is their superior.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I’m very pleased with the Omega 20102. The wood handle looks great contrasted with the black. I’m still breaking it in, I have used it less than ten times. The bristles hold a lot of lather. I’m considering getting a second one as a backup just in case they stop making it or whatever. My only complaint is the paper sticker label that started to dissolve and look ugly. A plastic sticker would have held up better.

    I like it a lot and recommend it.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    A well made brush breaks in nicely. Makes it easy to get a great lather from soaps or creams, directly on your face. The knot is strong and the perfect thickness, in my humble opinion.

    My only gripe is that the Omega sticker comes off too easily. Most likely from the hot water, but that is not a deal breaker for me.

    If you are looking for an amazing boar bristle brush, the 20102 is it!

    I highly recommend this one!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    huge brush that produces massive loads of amazing lather. it’s so incredibly soft. i find i takes a good amount of time to lather properly with this brush due to its size, so i typically relegate it to weekend use when i have more time to spend working up my lather.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    I love the Omega 20102 (and have compared it to several other boar brushes that I own including a Semogue Owner’s Club). It is a large brush with a thick 27 mm knot but it feels smaller on the face–in a good way. It is more conical in shape than the SOC so more of the tips stay in contact with the face while lathering. It does not require nearly the break in time of the Semogue….it works well almost out of the box and it only took 10-15 shaves for the bristle tips to split, as opposed to the ~ 60 shaves the SOC required to fully split. I find it has good back bone, good splay, good lather generation, good flow through, does not bloom into a huge sloppy mess like the SOC, and feels incredibly soft on the face once broken in. While the SOC has a nicer handle, this handle is well made and attractive. I think this brush is an absolute steal at $14.50. The only knock against this brush is the Omega sticker on the handle is very fragile and will most likely fall off within a few uses. If that will bother you, one can cover the sticker before using with clear lacquer nail polish–problem solved. While the Semogue Owner’s Club brush is often stated to be the best boar brush money can buy, in my own opinion this brush is superior in every way except the handle. But as always opinions differ and your own mileage may vary.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Beautiful brush for the price. Very good performance straight out of the box. I’d prefer a bit more backbone, but that’s just personal opinion.

  7. 5 out of 5

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    I bought this brush for my brother in law. He loves it. Wood handle has a very nice feel. This brush breaks in super quick and doesn’t shed. Great value too. My favorite Omega boar is the 21762 Italian flag model with the super premium resin handle but it cost twice as much.

    I think this larger size is perfect for boar brushes because boar doesn’t seem to hold as much lather as badger. You will appreciate the larger size when using boar. There is no issue with face or bowl lathering with this size boar brush.

  8. 5 out of 5

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    I am an African American male, and I found that this brush was particularly good at lifting up whiskers that lay flat to the face. In addition, the brush has a good exfoliating effect even though the brush is soft. It is a stiff brush, but that is because the brush and knot is well packed- not because it is hard. I think this is an outstanding brush, and better than the ones sold at the average drug and beauty stores. Once again, Maggard is keeping true to offering products that are reasonable priced. I remembered my father was a DE shaver, before he passed, and he believed that DE shaving was the cheaper, less irritating, and more effective shave for ALL men. The point is the increase in DE product prices and the decrease of traditional Brick & Mortar DE product availability has created the illusion quality shaving products are predicated on price. With this brush, that is not true. The is a high quality, stiff (well packed), soft, and large brush for a great price.

  9. 5 out of 5

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    love my 20102, two weeks still smelling a bit, getting a beautiful bloom, hairs splitting 3/5 times per strand, is gonna become so soft, lather making fantastic, only see a little hole in the back where the plastic is and wonder it is a way to drip the water under the plastic or it is a defect! Also why did Omega chose to put a paper logo that melts in 3 times of use, would it been nice to see the logo forever in this beautiful handle…..
    Other than that it is a fantastic piece……luv it very much.
    Maggard razors kudos to you guys…….great place to shop…..

  10. 5 out of 5

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    An excellent brush and in my opinion their best looking brush. It performs very well once broken in, which doesn’t take very long.

  11. 5 out of 5

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    Love this brush, my favorite boar hair brush that I own. Holds lots of suds, soft when broken in but still has a good backbone of stiffness to it. For the price this can’t be beat.

  12. 5 out of 5

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    This is an excellent brush! Bought it a couple weeks ago and waited for it to start breaking in to write this review. The knot is a great size, lots of backbone, and the tips become so soft after breaking it in (mine’s not even broken in all the way and I love it). The handle is good quality, and looks very nice on the shelf. Honestly, I spent $14.50 on this brush and don’t really see a need to buy another in the distant future. Just make sure you really shake out all the water before loading on the soap. This knot holds a lot more water than you’d think!

  13. 5 out of 5

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    Great brush! Very large and holds a lot of soap. I can’t wait till it really breaks in.

  14. 5 out of 5

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    excellent brush!

  15. 5 out of 5

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    Great brush for a first! Well made, affordable and so soft! It holds A LOT of water, so maybe give it a couple shakes before you lather up with shave soap, and more with cream.

  16. 5 out of 5

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    This brush works well out of the box. Well, not quite straight out of the box – it was pretty stinky, so I gave it an OxyClean soak and washed it with detergent before the first use. But hey, it’s a boar brush; what do you expect?

    Anyhow, the first shave was pleasant – a little scritchy, but not too bad – and the brush held plenty of lather for three passes. Three shaves in and it’s already getting softer. I’m really looking forward to using this brush once it’s properly broken in.

    The reason I went for the 20102 is the handle. It has nothing to do with performance, but this brush is a lot better looking than the other Omega Pro Series brushes (10048 and 10049). Yeah, it’s a couple of extra bucks, but IMO the premium is well worth it.

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