05-14-2013, 04:00 PM
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As much as I enjoy my Omega 42, the majority of my brushes are Semogue boars. Here is a picture of my current rotation. All of them are enjoyable, but my favorite of the lot is the 2000. After 1.5 years of use, it has feathery soft tips and still enough backbone. Just thought I would share a picture even though my photography skills are sadly lacking.

[Image: ThePigs_zps2762df43.jpg]

Omega 42
Semogue 1305
Semogue OC Cherry
Semogue 1800 with purple Oscar11 handle (Thanks Steve)
Semogue 2000

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 05-14-2013, 04:07 PM
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Great brushes Dale. I've been following your praise of boars as I delve into them myself. I also have a custom boar coming soon from Steve, though I am jealous of yours.

Do you expect the 2000 to eventually lose the backbone that makes it work for you, or are you just saying that it's perfect? Do boar brushes become too floppy with use?

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 05-14-2013, 04:15 PM
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Nice. What is the knot size and loft on that Omega 42?

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 05-14-2013, 04:26 PM
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(05-14-2013, 04:07 PM)mcgils Wrote: Great brushes Dale. I've been following your praise of boars as I delve into them myself. I also have a custom boar coming soon from Steve, though I am jealous of yours.

Do you expect the 2000 to eventually lose the backbone that makes it work for you, or are you just saying that it's perfect? Do boar brushes become too floppy with use?

I had the knot of my first 2000 disintegrate after 10 months of daily use. I only had the one brush and never gave it a chance to dry out. It was really pretty floppy towards the end, but I am not sure if it was the daily use or soaking the brush before use. I stopped soaking them. I run them under the tap for a few seconds while the sink is filling and load the brush with a pretty dry brush. I dip the tips in water and add a little at a time until it is where it should be. With this process, it has seemed to retain its backbone while still being pleasant to use. It still has that bloom and was last used 5 days ago. I can take a pic with the 2000 and a NIB version to show the difference.

(05-14-2013, 04:15 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Nice. What is the knot size and loft on that Omega 42?

The 42 has a 25 mm knot at 59 mm of loft. From the specs it is closest to the 2000, but because of the lesser density it feels more like the SOC to me. It was also used this morning and still has the least bloom.

Here is a side view and overhead of a NIB and a well loved 2000. The used one was last in rotation 5 days ago and the bloom has subsided a little bit. If you like larger boars, it is a great option.

[Image: semogue2000_zpsc4d76b6f.jpg]

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 05-14-2013, 04:58 PM
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Nice line up. I love Semogue Boars too. That tricked out 1305 is awesome!

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 05-14-2013, 05:14 PM
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Thanks! Now I have a good visual of the size of the 42. Smile

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 05-14-2013, 05:42 PM
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Wonderful line up Dale, congratulations and enjoy in good health!

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 05-14-2013, 06:01 PM
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What's the purple handle made from?

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 05-14-2013, 06:05 PM
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A great lineup indeed!

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 05-15-2013, 03:27 AM
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Thanks Everyone.

(05-14-2013, 06:01 PM)beartrap Wrote: What's the purple handle made from?

It is purple and bronze acrylic. The brush was a very generous gift from Steve (Oscar11).

Here is Steve's thread (and some better pictures) of when he introduced it.
http://shavenook.com/thread-pimped-semogue

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 05-15-2013, 04:22 AM
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[Image: semogue2000_zpsc4d76b6f.jpg]


I really like that handle, but the biggest boar I've used is the SOC. Don't know if that one would be too big.

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 05-15-2013, 04:28 AM
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Piggy Love! A most excellent family.
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 05-15-2013, 04:55 AM
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(05-15-2013, 04:22 AM)mcgils Wrote: I really like that handle, but the biggest boar I've used is the SOC. Don't know if that one would be too big.

I don't know if it is the shorter loft, different grade of hair, or if it is more densely packed, but the SOC feels like it has more backbone. If you would like, I can take some pics of it and the 2000 this evening after work. I used the 2000 this morning so it will have a little more bloom than the previous pictures.

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 05-15-2013, 05:19 AM
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Very nice collection!

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 05-15-2013, 08:23 AM
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(05-15-2013, 04:55 AM)PanChango Wrote:
(05-15-2013, 04:22 AM)mcgils Wrote: I really like that handle, but the biggest boar I've used is the SOC. Don't know if that one would be too big.

I don't know if it is the shorter loft, different grade of hair, or if it is more densely packed, but the SOC feels like it has more backbone. If you would like, I can take some pics of it and the 2000 this evening after work. I used the 2000 this morning so it will have a little more bloom than the previous pictures.

That would be great. Thanks.

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 05-15-2013, 09:16 AM
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Dale, you are well on your way to pigdom. That's the small kingdom where I reside. BiggrinSmiliePig

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 05-15-2013, 12:37 PM
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That 42 does look rather nice.
How do you compare it to the SOC?

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 05-15-2013, 03:09 PM
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(05-15-2013, 08:23 AM)mcgils Wrote: That would be great. Thanks.

Here you go. I did a pic of the SOC, 42, and 2000.

[Image: threepigs_zps7d4e901a.jpg]

(05-15-2013, 09:16 AM)Johnny Wrote: Dale, you are well on your way to pigdom. That's the small kingdom where I reside. BiggrinSmiliePig

This is about as far as I go, well except for maybe an Omega Professional, a travel brush, and whatever other shiny objects catch my eye...

(05-15-2013, 12:37 PM)Galhatz Wrote: That 42 does look rather nice.
How do you compare it to the SOC?

The 42 is rather nice. Aside from the obvious handle differences (both feel nice in the hand), the knot is definitely different than the SOC. The knot on the SOC is more dense, lower loft, more backbone, and less flagging than the 42. The 42 still has plenty of backbone, more flow through, and softer split tips. Both are really nice, just different. The SOC took far longer to break in than the Omega. I'm not sure why, but it took me over a year of using the SOC start liking it. I am not sure why as it is a really nice brush.

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 05-15-2013, 03:22 PM
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(05-15-2013, 03:09 PM)PanChango Wrote:
(05-15-2013, 08:23 AM)mcgils Wrote: That would be great. Thanks.

Here you go. I did a pic of the SOC, 42, and 2000.

[Image: threepigs_zps7d4e901a.jpg]

(05-15-2013, 09:16 AM)Johnny Wrote: Dale, you are well on your way to pigdom. That's the small kingdom where I reside. BiggrinSmiliePig

This is about as far as I go, well except for maybe an Omega Professional, a travel brush, and whatever other shiny objects catch my eye...

(05-15-2013, 12:37 PM)Galhatz Wrote: That 42 does look rather nice.
How do you compare it to the SOC?

The 42 is rather nice. Aside from the obvious handle differences (both feel nice in the hand), the knot is definitely different than the SOC. The knot on the SOC is more dense, lower loft, more backbone, and less flagging than the 42. The 42 still has plenty of backbone, more flow through, and softer split tips. Both are really nice, just different. The SOC took far longer to break in than the Omega. I'm not sure why, but it took me over a year of using the SOC start liking it. I am not sure why as it is a really nice brush.

You have to stop posting pictures of the 42! The more I see it the more I want one in my collection. Its just so beautiful!

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 05-15-2013, 03:41 PM
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(05-15-2013, 03:22 PM)Lradke Wrote: You have to stop posting pictures of the 42! The more I see it the more I want one in my collection. Its just so beautiful!

If it will help, I can point out the shoddy quality of a solitary broken bristle and that the Omega label was a bit rubbed off when I got it. Smile

(It really is a fantastic brush.)

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