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Another first-use of boar brush

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I believe this is the Giovanni Arbate brush, made to honor the founder of Razor & Brush. Like the other Omega boar brushes I’ve tried, it was quite good even for a first use—and, of course, it will get better and better as it breaks in. The lather it created from the Soap Opera’s Himalaya shea-butter shaving soap was quite workable, though it, too, will get better as the brush breaks in. The lather was plenty good enough for a fine shave, using the Elite Razor (white quartz with gold lacing) and a previously used Astra Keramik blade. And New York remains one of my favorite aftershaves.

Written by Leisureguy

12 November 2009 at 11:34 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Glad to see you are still using and enjoying the Himalaya Shea Butter.



    12 November 2009 at 9:54 pm

  2. I just pulled the trigger on that brush — have you used it since its initial use? It’ll be my first boar, and I’m looking forward to it.

    Oh and thanks for your fine blog, especially the shaving entries!



    21 January 2010 at 10:58 am

  3. I’ve not used it, but I will tomorrow. Thanks for commenting.



    21 January 2010 at 11:03 am

  4. Thank you – Shoebox ShaveShop mentions that there were only 25 of these made. I asked Gary how many had sold; if he holds true to form, I’ll find out tomorrow morning, and let you know.

    It -is- a lot of coin for a boar – I’m eager to find out how well it lathers.



    21 January 2010 at 11:25 am

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