04-20-2012, 05:03 PM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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I already like this brush. Nicely soft on the tips, but firm backbone. It didn't even have much boar smell.

I've already used it once, and it made a pretty good lather for a first time boar.

It has some bristles kind of pointing out at an extreme angle, which my Omega never did. Should I be concerned?

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 04-20-2012, 05:11 PM
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(04-20-2012, 05:03 PM)Songwind Wrote: It has some bristles kind of pointing out at an extreme angle, which my Omega never did. Should I be concerned?

Don't be concerned. That's just the nature of the Semogue boar brushes. Takes a little while to get used to it, but they're excellent shaving brushes!

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 04-20-2012, 05:12 PM
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  • Dave
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They are excellent brushes

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 04-20-2012, 05:14 PM
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  • Teiste
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Give it like 5 or 6 uses more (just palm lather with it) and would be basically ready and 85% full of its potential to make great lather.Enjoy it.

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 04-20-2012, 05:51 PM
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  • Johnny
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Soak it about half way up the bristles in warm to hot water out of the faucet for about 20 minutes before you use it. Let it drip until it stops, then lather up. When your done, rinse good with warm to hot water, give a few gentle shakes and hang bristles down overnight.

You are going to love this brush. One of my favorite Semogue brushes.

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 04-20-2012, 06:00 PM
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  • Songwind
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(04-20-2012, 05:14 PM)Teiste Wrote: Give it like 5 or 6 uses more (just palm lather with it) and would be basically ready and 85% full of its potential to make great lather.Enjoy it.

Do I need to let it dry thoroughly between?

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 04-20-2012, 06:06 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-20-2012, 06:00 PM)Songwind Wrote:
(04-20-2012, 05:14 PM)Teiste Wrote: Give it like 5 or 6 uses more (just palm lather with it) and would be basically ready and 85% full of its potential to make great lather.Enjoy it.

Do I need to let it dry thoroughly between?

Shave in the morning, hang it up and it will be ready for another shave the next morning. Some let them dry for two days but I have not found this to be necessary. If for some strange reason it should still be damp, then I would give it an extra day. In answer to your question, yes, let it dry thoroughly.

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 04-21-2012, 03:27 AM
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The 1305 is a great brush, at a great price. You could buy 2,3,...6 of them for the price of some badgers. Use it everyday, if you like. The bristle dries out pretty quick compared to some dense badger or boar brushes I have.

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 04-21-2012, 05:51 AM
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  • Howler
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I just recently purchased my first Semogue 1460, I love the brush. It's barely month old it has broken in nicely already. Much softer then my Omega too. There will definitely more Semogues in my Nook.


I thank and blame Johnny, for new BAD.Biggrin

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 04-21-2012, 05:53 AM
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It is becoming one of my favorite brushes since it now has been used about four to five times. I am convinced that if I had I spent time reading about some of the great boar brushes available when I returned to wet shaving my den would have far fewer badger brushes.

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 04-21-2012, 06:00 AM
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  • Johnny
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(04-21-2012, 05:51 AM)Howler Wrote: I just recently purchased my first Semogue 1460, I love the brush. It's barely month old it has broken in nicely already. Much softer then my Omega too. There will definitely more Semogues in my Nook.


I thank and blame Johnny, for new BAD.Biggrin

Brad, you are more than welcome. I'm glad I could help. Laughing1

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 04-21-2012, 09:18 AM
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Hey, are you sure that's not MY brush you're using!!

Eric & I live near each other and put in an order together. He must have bought the ordered the same brush I did. At least I hope that's the case!

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 04-21-2012, 12:16 PM
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  • Songwind
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5Savages, never fear - yours is safely in its box in my living room. Yes, I had already put a 1305 in the order when you told me what you wanted. Smile

The reasons to like this brush just keep coming. Today I used it to face lather some Mystic Waters soap. Long story short, I got lots of stable lather, and it felt great on my face. I think the bristles are a bit softer than my Pro 49, just enough to make it that much more comfortable when face lathering. It's still got plenty of backbone for scrubbing and whipping up the creamy goodness.

I did a 2-pass shave, lathered up a 3rd time just to see if I could, and still had enough lather to give my mug one more coat.

I also noticed that despite having a smaller knot than the Pro 49 (22mm vs. 25mm), when compressed in my hand the bundle of bristles on the 1305 is only about 1mm narrower. It's a very nicely dense brush, which I think helps with the face-feel as well.

Man, I wish I'd gotten a boar when I first started. I'm loving these things!

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 04-21-2012, 01:20 PM
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Eric,
You should let the 1305 dry thoroughly and use it every second day as that will allow it to break in faster.
Enjoy as it is a great brush.

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 04-21-2012, 02:01 PM
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I just finished inspecting mine. This is a very sharp looking brush! I look forward to my first foray into boars.

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 04-22-2012, 05:09 PM
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Just placed an order with Phil for a Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush. Johnny says it'll add a little color to my SOTD pictures! Biggrin

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 04-22-2012, 05:16 PM
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(04-22-2012, 05:09 PM)wknicholas Wrote: Just placed an order with Phil for a Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush. Johnny says it'll add a little color to my SOTD pictures! Biggrin

That's what Johnny told you ... hmm. Biggrin

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 04-24-2012, 10:38 AM
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  • Songwind
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The Semogue is really kicking butt and taking names. It's been drying within a day, so I've used it 4 times since it came last Friday.

It has already started to split at the tips on the outer edges. I find it interesting that despite the fact that the bristles on this brush are smaller in diameter, more of them seem to be splitting into 3, compared to the Omega 10049.

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 04-24-2012, 10:46 AM
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  • Johnny
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I hate to say I told you so, but Eusa_whistle

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 04-24-2012, 10:51 AM
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  • Songwind
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I love the sort of "I told you so" that leaves me with awesome new stuff.

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