08-26-2013, 04:41 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Does anyone own this brush and use it regularly in a rotation? I'm thinking of adding one soon (the red handle to compliment my 830) and was looking for thoughts. I have the 830 and mentioned and love it so what could I expect with the 610 that would be different? Also, from the pictures the 610 looks a lot smaller than the 830, is this the case? Thanks.

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 08-26-2013, 06:07 PM
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  • warhawk
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Hi Tsimms: As a big fan of the Semogue brushes. I would definitely recommend the 610. It is smaller than your 830 but that doesn't matter. It is a great performer and is a soap killer.

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 08-26-2013, 06:18 PM
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  • Agravic
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An excellent treatise on the different Semogue brushes, posted by Bruno last year :

http://shavenook.com/thread-semogue-boar-grades

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 08-26-2013, 06:20 PM
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If you like your 830 and want a smaller footprint in your face and a bit more backbone, I think you would also really like the 610.

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 08-26-2013, 06:26 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Thanks for the link and the info. I can say this, the 830 is the softest feeling brush currently have, badger or boar.

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 08-27-2013, 04:18 AM
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My 610 makes me wonder why I spend money on badger brushes - super soft once broken in, soap killer, and more than enough soap for 4 passes.

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 08-27-2013, 07:09 AM
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  • tsimmns
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I think we need of a video of a 610 in action vs. some Mike's or Dr. Harris or anything reallyBiggrin

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 08-27-2013, 07:23 AM
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  • jshnks
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Well i'm glad this forum came up. I've been wanting to try a boar brush and was trying to decide from the 610 or 830 I think I will go with the 610.

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 08-27-2013, 08:39 AM
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How does it differ from.the 620?

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 08-27-2013, 10:17 AM
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The 620 feels more compact on the face with more backbone and the bristles maybe a touch coarser/thicker feeling compared to the 610. The last part I feel I am not describing well as I'm not sure that the bristles are actually thicker in the 620. I will say that once broken in, they are both softly scrubby when face lathering, in my experience.

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 08-27-2013, 03:56 PM
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(08-27-2013, 10:17 AM)kentclark Wrote: The 620 feels more compact on the face with more backbone and the bristles maybe a touch coarser/thicker feeling compared to the 610. The last part I feel I am not describing well as I'm not sure that the bristles are actually thicker in the 620. I will say that once broken in, they are both softly scrubby when face lathering, in my experience.

If only the 620 came in a red handleConfused I can't be having a black acrylic handle mixed in with my red and blue ones.

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 08-27-2013, 04:47 PM
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I don't think you'll find the 610 lacking in backbone - its a great brush that can take on any hard soap!

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 08-27-2013, 05:38 PM
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  • tsimmns
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As soon as the new calendar rolls around I'm adding this to the den hopefully.

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 08-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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They are very nice brushes, indeed! Those Portuguese sure know how to make a boar brush! Biggrin

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 08-28-2013, 12:31 AM
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That 610 is in my sights
I want it !

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 08-28-2013, 03:37 PM
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The 610,is a very nice brush, as is the 620. Both are in my rotation and they'll both stay there. KentClark nailed the comparison IMO.

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 09-02-2013, 11:00 AM
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  • Westaway
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This brush has an excellent handle that provides a good grip and great control when building up a lather. The bristles are as firm as I could ever imagine needing and provide the muscle to exfoliate so that your face feels exceptionally clean and stimulated. The tips are comfortable enough out of the box but provide a silky soft touch once the break-in period is over and that doesn't take too long. The Semogue 610 is my favorite Boar... although I am awaiting delivery of a 1305. My son is using the only other quality boar I have ever owned (bought in Nassau in 1962, and is so well worn you can't figure out the brand). I have four quality badgers in rotation but when I want a luxurious facial workout..... I have the 610 on call.

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 08-13-2014, 05:43 AM
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I ordered a 610 and should have it today. I can't wait to try it. I just started face lathering (I use to just bowl lather) and I've read so much about the 610 and 620 and how they seem to be the best for face lathering, I just had to try it.
Right now I'm using a Plisson synthetic and it's really good. I want to compare the 610 to it. From what I read it takes about 15 shaves to break in. I got the red/clear one.

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 08-14-2014, 07:53 PM
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It's a really nice brush and operates way above it's pay grade. Just don't make the mistake of saying by such and such a time it will be broken in. Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but one day you'll wonder just when it got so fantastic. That happened with every boar I ever bought, until I began hand lathering them 3x a day to break them in before use. I could break a boar in inside a week.

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 08-15-2014, 05:50 AM
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So you feel that hand lathering is more effective than just soaking it and letting it dry? I thought the drying process is what causes the bristles to get split ends.

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