04-13-2014, 07:27 AM
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Hey all. I received a Semogue 1305 a few days ago. I haven't put it too much use. Just wondering how long it took for your brush to really "bloom" and break in.

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 04-13-2014, 07:44 AM
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  • TheMonk
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A dozen uses should be sufficient to break it in properly.

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 04-13-2014, 07:46 AM
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Thanks, TheMonk!

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 04-13-2014, 08:12 AM
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I love my 1305, it's a facelathering machine. Semogue makes a fine brush.

Clayton

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 04-13-2014, 01:23 PM
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Yea, I got my first boar, a Semogue 620, about a month and a half ago. I love this brush, so I decided it needed a Semogue compadre.

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 04-13-2014, 01:31 PM
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  • Lb1
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This was my first semogue only a couple of weeks a go. Agree with the above of about a dozen as mine has turned into a lathering machine. Love this brush. Also bought a SOC and BC cerda as I'm that impressed by the semogue boars.

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 04-13-2014, 02:24 PM
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  • Elendil
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My 1305 bowl lathered really well right out of the box, and really came into its own after about two weeks of daily use.

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 04-13-2014, 10:02 PM
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  • Shaun
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There does come a point where they just become a dream to use, and they just keep getting better. Ten?

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 04-14-2014, 02:02 AM
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  • tgutc
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I wouldn't say it would be fully broken in until approximately 30 shaves.It will continue to get better each shave.

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 04-14-2014, 04:47 AM
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Mine started blooming after the first shave and has only gotten better. After a couple years use, the tips are almost badger like in softness. IMHO, the best boar on the market. At ~$20.00 shipped from Leon at Vintage Scent it is an excellent value. If a prospective user is concerned about chipping the paint, I understand the 830 has the same knot with an acrylic handle.

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 04-14-2014, 08:22 AM
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  • Java
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I've got a 1438 that has maybe 100 shaves under it's belt. It took a couple dozen shaves to fully bloom. Yeah, it's got a couple of chips in the paint, so it never looks square into the camera in a SOTD picture. It's still one of my top 5 favorite brushes. I held off getting a 1305 because it was almost too popular. (I know that doesn't make any sense). Maybe I was upset that my beloved 1438 didn't get much love on the forums. Maybe I figured no brush could be as good as people were saying the 1305 is. Either way I finally broke down and bought a 1305 a couple of months ago. It really is that good. After two dozen shaves, it is my favorite brush. Period. It performs way above it's pay-grade. I'm in the market for an 830 now. You're going to fall in love with that brush, I promise.

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 04-14-2014, 09:02 AM
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Enjoy the brush! Smile

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 04-17-2014, 01:03 AM
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Enjoy your 1305 it's a super brush, I use one in rotation.
Jim


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