09-22-2013, 07:48 PM
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Okay....... I have badger and bristle brushes and I love them all but, if I had to choose only one, just now, it would be the Semogue 830, (well maybe two, and the cost would still be under $55.00). This brush works so well with any soap or cream for me.

Let me be clear, I haven't spent over $180.00 for any brush, razors not included! There may be a brush out there that would out-weigh my current disposition, boar or badger or horse! (I have all three).

The Semogue 830 may not be the best in any one category, but to me it is one hellava brush. Your thoughts my fellow Nookers...........not a bore but a boar.

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 09-22-2013, 07:52 PM
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Well Perry ... 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' ... and it seems that the Semogue 830 has you smitten!

It is a fine brush indeed and provides excellent performance at a very reasonable price ... especially once it's properly broken in.

I have gone to the dark side ... badgers ... and now seldom pull out my boars! Biggrin

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 09-22-2013, 07:57 PM
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Perry, I would have to concur with your sentiments as the 830 was my favourite boar brush out of the many I did try. Fantastic little brush with a great handle and knot!
Unfortunately, for me, I found out that my sensitive skin just prefers 2-band badgers as I face-lather, exclusively! Blush

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 09-22-2013, 08:05 PM
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(09-22-2013, 07:52 PM)Agravic Wrote: Well Perry ... 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' ... and it seems that the Semogue 830 has you smitten!

It is a fine brush indeed and provides excellent performance at a very reasonable price ... especially once it's properly broken in.

I have gone to the dark side ... badgers ... and now seldom pull out my boars! Biggrin

Ravi, sorry to hear of your trek to the dark side only. Your input is very welcomed. I am also smitten with my badgers, Thaters, EJ's, New Forest, and of course Simpsons. The 830 is but one of my bristles. Thanks.

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 09-22-2013, 08:08 PM
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The 820 and 830 are my two favorite Semogue brushes ... excluding the SE/LE offerings.

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 09-22-2013, 08:11 PM
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(09-22-2013, 07:57 PM)celestino Wrote: Perry, I would have to concur with your sentiments as the 830 was my favourite boar brush out of the many I did try. Fantastic little brush with a great handle and knot!
Unfortunately, for me, I found out that my sensitive skin just prefers 2-band badgers as I face-lather, exclusively! Blush

Celestino, isn't it grand that you have found what works for you. This is just the feedback that I seek. I, too, have sensitive skin but copper wire whiskers and finding a complete solution is a never ending task! Thanks.

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 09-22-2013, 08:38 PM
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Perry, I agree that the 830 is one outstanding boar brush. I would say that the quality of bristle in the 830 and the 1305 is what really makes these brushes and is what makes them better than any other boar, for me. That said, I mainly use Semogue badger brushes.

- Murray

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 09-22-2013, 11:28 PM
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Perry, the 830 is indeed an excellent brush and is a part of my current rotation and I don't see that changing anytime soon!

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 09-23-2013, 12:50 AM
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The 830 was one of my very first Semogue brushes, and sure got me hooked! I now have a lot of brushes, including more than 30 Semogues, but that 830 is still part of my rotation. Sad

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 09-23-2013, 02:43 AM
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i am new to wet shaving and recently am on boar. us usual, ymmv rules. hopefully boar/horse/badger user will continue to co-exist in harmony.

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 09-23-2013, 09:08 AM
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(09-22-2013, 08:11 PM)nickeasy Wrote: Celestino, isn't it grand that you have found what works for you. This is just the feedback that I seek. I, too, have sensitive skin but copper wire whiskers and finding a complete solution is a never ending task! Thanks.

* I guess we have the same characteristics with skin and whiskers, then. I guess my solution has been good 2-band badgers with a Weber DLC and a good blade! Biggrin

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 09-23-2013, 02:02 PM
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I agree. I recently sold my SOC because I felt it was a little to large for face lathering. I picked up the 830 and it is just right.

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 09-24-2013, 01:50 PM
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Not trying to talk people out of their love for this brush, but to me it is incredibly floppy and not dense at all. Does anybody else feel that way? It sure looks sharp and feels soft, but overall I'm pretty disappointed in my 830.

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 09-24-2013, 02:23 PM
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Nick, It's fantastic that you found your shave brush nirvana! Kudus!

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 09-24-2013, 02:40 PM
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(09-24-2013, 01:50 PM)norm Wrote: Not trying to talk people out of their love for this brush, but to me it is incredibly floppy and not dense at all. Does anybody else feel that way? It sure looks sharp and feels soft, but overall I'm pretty disappointed in my 830.

* Norm, you may want to try the 1470, 1460 or the 610 as they have a shorter loft and don't usually splay so much compared to the 830's 55mm loft. Good luck.

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 09-24-2013, 02:52 PM
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I love the bristle on the 830, but the handle always leaves me wanting...I recently tried an Omega 81056 in that handle style and liked it much better, although the bristle was much longer...guess I can't win with the acrylic handled brushes!

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 09-24-2013, 03:05 PM
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the handle was my issue as well....just didn't feel right

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 09-24-2013, 06:22 PM
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(09-24-2013, 02:40 PM)celestino Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 01:50 PM)norm Wrote: Not trying to talk people out of their love for this brush, but to me it is incredibly floppy and not dense at all. Does anybody else feel that way? It sure looks sharp and feels soft, but overall I'm pretty disappointed in my 830.

* Norm, you may want to try the 1470, 1460 or the 610 as they have a shorter loft and don't usually splay so much compared to the 830's 55mm loft. Good luck.

Thanks. Not to hijack this thread, but is the 620 basically the same as the 610? I like the clear handles, but would prefer a different color than the 830.

**edit: nevermind, I thought the 610 comes in red only. Since it comes in red or black that solves my dilemma of wanting a black handled brush.

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 09-25-2013, 08:49 AM
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One of my favorite in the rotation: feels great on the face whether I softly apply a lather or a vigorous face-scrub.
Went from a stiff brush to a fully-bloomed lather monster in no time...
[Image: semog830_bloom_zpsd98980d1.jpg]

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 09-25-2013, 10:41 AM
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Wow, Kevin! That is a lovely bloom pic! Biggrin

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