04-30-2013, 05:07 AM
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Last week, I received a PM from Oscar11 asking if I would like (free) a re-handled a Semogue 1800. He knew I liked boars and it had been sitting unloved on his shelf. It arrived last night and I gave it a go this morning. It is a purple and gold acrylic handle that feels great in the hand. I really like the mix of hair and the tips are just getting to the feathery softness stage. I am a horrible photographer, but wanted to say thanks to Steve and show everyone my new brush. It will definitely be in my regular rotation.

[Image: Semogue1800_zps1d2cd4f5.jpg]

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 04-30-2013, 05:53 AM
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That's awesome. The 1800 is my favorite of the many Semogue boars I've tried. That is one unique 1800!

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 04-30-2013, 06:08 AM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Wonderful! Looks like it came from the den of a wizard like Dumbledore from Harry Potter! Biggrin

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 04-30-2013, 07:37 AM
  • Johnny
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Steve could not of given the brush to a nicer guy. Looking good there Dale.

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 04-30-2013, 01:02 PM
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Cool! Love the handle! Very different!

It couldn't go to a more deserving gent.

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 04-30-2013, 01:30 PM
  • tgutc
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That's awesome and the 1800 is my favorite boar.

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 04-30-2013, 01:33 PM
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Thank you for the kind words gentlemen, but they really should be directed towards Steve. This is the second time Steve has gifted me a piece of his handiwork. He really is a good guy.

The brush isn't quite that bright, but I wouldn't have been able to capture any of the pattern without the flash. While I like all the ones I have tried, I have come to much prefer the mixed grade 70/90 or 75/90 over the pure 90% tops in the Semogue brushes. When they are nicely broken in, they have a light feathery feel to me while retaining enough backbone for a very pleasant lathering experience. This 1800 is well on it's way and will be a nice companion to my 2000.

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 04-30-2013, 02:01 PM
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Dale, you have great looking brush, there!
i remember when Steve first posted it and i was enthralled by it! Enjoy.

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 04-30-2013, 02:23 PM
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Wonderful looking brush.


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