04-20-2014, 06:17 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Sort of had this posted in WTB but might find myself just buying one so needed suggestions.

So it's between the SOC, Semogue 610, Semogue 620, and the BC Cerda.

My favorite brushes are the Shavemac Americana in finest, and my P8. I primarily face lather.

HELP!

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 04-20-2014, 06:32 PM
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  • tgutc
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My suggestion is the Semogue 620. I have each one of these brushes and also face lather. The Cerda would be a close second though. The acrylic handle is really nice on the 620. I think it's the perfect size for those who face lather. I prefer the knot in the 620 to the knot in the 610. The brushes are similar in size but the 610 feels larger on the face. If you happen to like large brushes than you might want to consider the SOC. However, it is a big brush for face lathering.

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 04-20-2014, 10:53 PM
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  • Lutebro
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So I just bought two brushes on a whim. The Semogue 620 and the Cerda. For less than $60 I'm getting two amazing brushes from what I hear! Seems unbelievable! My first go round with boar wasn't super successful so I'm really hoping this next round will go better Smile

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 04-20-2014, 10:58 PM
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  • tgutc
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What boars have you tried in the past?

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 04-21-2014, 05:21 AM
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  • Lutebro
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An SOC when I first got started and didn't know much.

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 04-21-2014, 05:34 AM
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  • Johnny
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The 620 was a good choice.

Breaking in a new boar:

Soak in warm water half way of the bristle for about 10-15 minutes.

Shampoo, rinse, shampoo, rinse. Shake out excess water and let dry for 24 hours.

From the first shave on, every time you use the brush, soak in warm water half way up the bristle. Let excess water drain, a little shake will help this, then load the brush and face lather or build lather in a bowl.

Rinse well in warm water, shake out excess water and let it dry for at least 24 hours.

Your good to go for the next 10-15 years.

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 04-21-2014, 05:47 AM
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(04-20-2014, 06:32 PM)tgutc Wrote: My suggestion is the Semogue 620. I have each one of these brushes and also face lather. The Cerda would be a close second though. The acrylic handle is really nice on the 620. I think it's the perfect size for those who face lather. I prefer the knot in the 620 to the knot in the 610. The brushes are similar in size but the 610 feels larger on the face. If you happen to like large brushes than you might want to consider the SOC. However, it is a big brush for face lathering.
Plus 1 here....

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 04-21-2014, 06:12 AM
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(04-20-2014, 10:53 PM)Lutebro Wrote: So I just bought two brushes on a whim. The Semogue 620 and the Cerda. For less than $60 I'm getting two amazing brushes from what I hear! Seems unbelievable! My first go round with boar wasn't super successful so I'm really hoping this next round will go better Smile

2 excellent choices. You did good! Smile May you enjoy them in good health.
The BC Cerda is somewhat denser and firmer than the 620, and gives the impression of using a slightly larger brush, due to the additional density.

You may want to take a look at this small comparison between the BC Cerda and the 1438. My impressions concerning the 1438 are also valid for the 620, since both knots are very similar.

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 04-21-2014, 08:55 AM
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Semogue has so many lovely ones. If you really enjoy face-lathering, then the ones mentioned above are great for that!
Good luck. Smile

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 04-22-2014, 08:03 AM
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(04-20-2014, 06:17 PM)Lutebro Wrote: So it's between the SOC, Semogue 610, Semogue 620, and the BC Cerda.

Keep i mind that some shavers have problem with the SOC
It's loading doesn't last for the passes
If you search here and in other forums you will find the relative threads.
I have it,nothing special on this brush.

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 04-22-2014, 09:13 AM
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  • tgutc
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If you are patient with the SOC and use it enough times to properly break it in this shouldn't be a problem. I think this comes from users who use it a few times and dismiss it. I didn't suggest the SOC because of it's size, but it does have the best boar knot available and a quality handle.


(04-22-2014, 08:03 AM)Doryferon Wrote:
(04-20-2014, 06:17 PM)Lutebro Wrote: So it's between the SOC, Semogue 610, Semogue 620, and the BC Cerda.

Keep i mind that some shavers have problem with the SOC
It's loading doesn't last for the passes
If you search here and in other forums you will find the relative threads.
I have it,nothing special on this brush.

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