03-28-2014, 10:50 AM
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I've been using my 620 for about a month now, and it just keeps getting better. It lathers easier now, and holds more lather every time I use it.

I ordered a 1470 because I wanted to try a higher grade of boar, and I liked the look of the wood handle. Also, at $16 shipped, how could I go wrong? I used it today for the first time. It still needs to break in, but I liked it a lot. It feels much softer than the 620, less scritchy, but plenty of back bone for face lathering. I'm going to alternate between the 2 so I can continue to break in the 1470.

When I started wet shaving, I thought badger was the way to go. Now that I've used 2 really nice boars, I don't think I'll go back.

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 03-28-2014, 11:13 AM
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Those Semogue boars are very nice and enjoy those two lovely brushes.
If you want a larger brush, the SOC is a beauty and its bloom is very impressive.

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 03-28-2014, 11:25 AM
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(03-28-2014, 11:13 AM)celestino Wrote: Those Semogue boars are very nice and enjoy those two lovely brushes.
If you want a larger brush, the SOC is a beauty and its bloom is very impressive.

I don't think I want to go larger. I face lather, and these two are just about perfect size for me. I'm realizing I like smaller knots and shorter lofts.

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 03-28-2014, 11:31 AM
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(03-28-2014, 11:25 AM)guzziknight Wrote: I don't think I want to go larger. I face lather, and these two are just about perfect size for me. I'm realizing I like smaller knots and shorter lofts.

* I completely understand and you have picked two of their nicest brushes although the 830 is possibly their nicest, overall. Enjoy! Smile

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 03-28-2014, 01:23 PM
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  • Elendil
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The 1470 is my favorite Semogue. For $16, what more could you ask for?

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 03-28-2014, 04:44 PM
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I know the SOC is larger, but I use it to face lather creams and it excels at that.

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 03-28-2014, 04:59 PM
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Have three on order - Mistura, Cerda and Tuxego. Great brushes

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 03-29-2014, 07:30 AM
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(03-28-2014, 04:59 PM)capmeo Wrote: Have three on order - Mistura, Cerda and Tuxego. Great brushes

I bought an 830 after years of being a badger snob. I really like it a lot. The tips have softened and it is a pleasure to face lather, especially. My Rooney silvertip is looking at me in a forlorn way. I am thinking about a 610 for a little more backbone. I am a boar convert and Semogue is top quality.

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 03-29-2014, 06:33 PM
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Semogues are my favorites. I do not have a 620 but have a bunch of other Semogue boars and badgers. An 830 came in the mail this week but I have not used it yet.

The 620 and 1470 will serve you well. Also, I highly recommend the 1305. To me, the best of the best in boars.

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 03-29-2014, 07:08 PM
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The 1250 is superb. I wasn't sure about the 2000 and the SE , being as large as they are, but I am back using them. They really are wonderful boar brushes, and silky smooth. I prefer the blonde, natural look for boar and natural wood finish handles. Truly great value for money. Can't go wrong.

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 04-01-2014, 01:53 AM
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  • tgutc
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I'm a die hard Semogue fan. I really like the 620 myself. The 1800 would be worth checking out down the line.

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