Just received My new Omega 31020 boar brush from West Coast Shaving.
Popped that sucker out of its little plastic tube, soaked it in hot water for a minute or two, and had me a nice, comfortable shave. Even brand new it has relatively soft bristles and lots of backbone.
Rinsed the brush out, dried it on a towel, and gave it a whiff. It smelled faintly of Mama Bear's Spicy Lime, which is not too surprising... no funky boar smell!
Beautiful to look at, the handle fits my hand well, and I'm sure it'll be a great companion piece for my 31064. For $22 plus shipping I couldn't be happier.