06-13-2013, 01:39 PM
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  • Crag
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A banded boar knot in the current size, but perhaps a little more density. I'm loving my current boar collection, but would LOVE to see Semogue make a SOC in a dark wood with that fantastic engraving and a 90% tops dense banded boar knot.

I'd buy that in a heartbeat. Who is with me?

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 06-13-2013, 02:10 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Not me but plenty of boar fans are sure to follow.

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 06-13-2013, 02:51 PM
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  • Arcadies
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I'd prefer to see a lower lofted SOC that doesn't splay out into different zip codes. Actually, I like the loft, it's just the splay..it's like they pack the knot to intentionally produce maximum splaying.
I really loved the feel of the SOC but ultimately sold it because it was too wild and messy for my face lathering preferences.
I'd prefer blond boar though, same as the original..banded is alright but natural is a better look IMO.

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 06-13-2013, 04:24 PM
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  • Teiste
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It have been tested , my friend , and....didnt work.A lather hog (champ lather hog , I will say) and with less flow than the original one.

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 06-13-2013, 04:25 PM
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It's a fantastic brush.

I think a larger version would be pretty awesome as well. I would like something like the 2000 or Omega Pro size.

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 06-13-2013, 04:28 PM
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  • Teiste
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(06-13-2013, 04:25 PM)PanChango Wrote: It's a fantastic brush.

I think a larger version would be pretty awesome as well. I would like something like the 2000 or Omega Pro size.

As I said , it didnt work.

The N48 doesnt have as much boar hair as the 2000 , even when the knot is bigger (27/28 vs 25 mm) and the SOC proto with extra hair had a 24 mm knot with , at least , 15% more of premium boar , and was a lather hog like no other brush.It wouldnt be that popular...

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 06-13-2013, 04:28 PM
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  • vpayne
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I would like to see a SOC 2 band badger in lower lofts than the current offerings, say-below 50mm..

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 06-13-2013, 04:29 PM
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I prefer the natural look to the banded boar. They shouldn't try to look like something they're not Wink

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 06-13-2013, 04:35 PM
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(06-13-2013, 04:28 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(06-13-2013, 04:25 PM)PanChango Wrote: It's a fantastic brush.

I think a larger version would be pretty awesome as well. I would like something like the 2000 or Omega Pro size.

As I said , it didnt work.

The N48 doesnt have as much boar hair as the 2000 , even when the knot is bigger (27/28 vs 25 mm) and the SOC proto with extra hair had a 24 mm knot with , at least , 15% more of premium boar , and was a lather hog like no other brush.It wouldnt be that popular...

It doesn't have to work for everybody. I still think it would be a fantastic brush. It can't be any worse than the chubby 3 I had in the past.

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 06-13-2013, 04:38 PM
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  • Teiste
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(06-13-2013, 04:35 PM)PanChango Wrote:
(06-13-2013, 04:28 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(06-13-2013, 04:25 PM)PanChango Wrote: It's a fantastic brush.

I think a larger version would be pretty awesome as well. I would like something like the 2000 or Omega Pro size.

As I said , it didnt work.

The N48 doesnt have as much boar hair as the 2000 , even when the knot is bigger (27/28 vs 25 mm) and the SOC proto with extra hair had a 24 mm knot with , at least , 15% more of premium boar , and was a lather hog like no other brush.It wouldnt be that popular...

It doesn't have to work for everybody. I still think it would be a fantastic brush. It can't be any worse than the chubby 3 I had in the past.

Huh A brush which is a "lather hog" wont work for anybody , I think.

Anyway , you can always write Semogue and ask for that.Im sure Mr Gomes will hear and consider your petitions , gentlemen.

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 06-13-2013, 05:23 PM
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  • ben74
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I would like to see a Semogue SOC Badger/Boar mix with a wood handle... Wink

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 06-13-2013, 06:27 PM
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  • Crag
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(06-13-2013, 05:23 PM)ben74 Wrote: I would like to see a Semogue SOC Badger/Boar mix with a wood handle... Wink

Yeah that would be nice, too! Actually...I'd like to see a Semogue SOC in a dark walnut handle with the beautiful engraving painted white or pearlescent...man! I think that would be a winner, too!

Teiste, Thanks for your input...Is it the banded knot that was the lather hog, or a denser knot? Perhaps we could mention to Mr. Gomes about the darker handle as a limited edition? Oh boy...that would be beautiful, IMO.

I am hooked on Semogue Boar brushes...Only one I traded was the 2000 as it felt a bit long for me, but for some reason I really like the SOC. It feels right on my face, and makes great lather!

Who else thinks a dark handled SOC would be nice?

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 06-13-2013, 07:01 PM
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  • OldDog23
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Can't see that they would want to build a brush that had "hoggish" issues, but
I COULD see dropping the loft *just* a couple of MM.
Love that Premium bristle.

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 06-14-2013, 01:57 AM
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  • MikekiM
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I'd go for the darker wood, but the banded boar turns me off. As far as knot details, I the SoC is dead perfect just as it is. But I'd buy the dark wood version just to have a backup

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 06-14-2013, 06:10 AM
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(06-13-2013, 07:01 PM)OldDog23 Wrote: Can't see that they would want to build a brush that had "hoggish" issues, but
I COULD see dropping the loft *just* a couple of MM.
Love that Premium bristle.

Agree!

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 06-14-2013, 12:10 PM
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Walnut is a great idea!

Actually, with a lower loft maybe a good limited edition.

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 12-14-2013, 11:19 AM
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I have done 4 shavings with my Semogue SOC
I can not say i am impressed but i can not say i am disappointed either.
Of course it's still in "break-in" process so i can not judge it very strictly but:
I bowl lathering with Mama Bear's soaps the results are good
With face lathering with creams the results are not good
Although i soak the brush about 8-10' in face lathering seems that the knot absorbs too much
I am not happy with the lather in face but yes the massage in my face skin is good.
I will wait some weeks so the "break-in" will completed and then i will mention the results
Till then some patience and scepticism.

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 12-14-2013, 11:31 AM
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Performance wise and this is my own personal view the 2012 OC special boar & badger mixed knot would probably be the perfect performer for me I couldn't criticise that brush on any level.

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 12-14-2013, 12:53 PM
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  • Balj86
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I want an SOC with the 1800 knot!

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 12-14-2013, 01:03 PM
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  • Deuce
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Crag,

After reading all about the boar brushes, I went and ordered a few Semogue and Omega for comparison to the badgers. Couple of months from now I'll report back on what I see.

My razor and soap rotation is pretty well dialled in now. The focus for 2014 is the brush. And by June it'll start all over again!!!

Merry Christmas

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