06-10-2012, 08:16 PM
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  • tgutc
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I've narrowed down my next brush to either a Simpson Colonel X2L in Best or a Semogue Owners Club in 2 band. Looking for some advice, I just can't make up my mind. Can any one compare the two by backbone, softness of tips, knot density, or any anything else you feel may be useful. Thank you.

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 06-10-2012, 09:21 PM
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  • Teiste
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Both are great brushes,however,for the price,Ill go for the Semogue.
Has a bigger knot,24 mm,good,form backbone and the tips get really soft with use.
The Colonel has soft tips too,not as strong backbone but a little bit of better flow too.
The handles in both are pretty ergonomic and easy to hold,as well as very elegant.
Both also are good performers in bowl lathering and facelathering,with hard soaps and shaving creams.

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 06-10-2012, 11:14 PM
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  • tgutc
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I was leaning towards the SOC I just needed a little push. I just ordered it from Phil Smile

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 06-11-2012, 08:58 AM
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  • Teiste
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(06-10-2012, 11:14 PM)tgutc Wrote: I was leaning towards the SOC I just needed a little push. I just ordered it from Phil Smile

You wont regret it.Used it like 10 times before you shave with it (palm lathering works great) and you will see.

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 06-11-2012, 11:42 AM
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Is it important to let badger brushes dry out between cycles as with a boar? Or could one just lather and rinse a few times and then use it?

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 06-11-2012, 11:50 AM
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No need to wait until it's dry while you're breaking it in - that should only take a short period of time. However, once you've broken-in the brush, let it sit for about a day between uses.

As with anything else, you don't want the hairs to remain wet for days on end - you'll get mould growing.

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 06-11-2012, 12:01 PM
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Well sure. I just want to use it tonight. Biggrin

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 06-11-2012, 01:22 PM
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  • Brent
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(06-11-2012, 11:50 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: No need to wait until it's dry while you're breaking it in - that should only take a short period of time. However, once you've broken-in the brush, let it sit for about a day between uses.

As with anything else, you don't want the hairs to remain wet for days on end - you'll get mould growing.

Yohann has a good point. I can get away with using a brush weeks on end though as I put the brush next to a desk fan when I go to sleep - gets it bone dry for the next day. If you're in an environment where it doesn't get totally dry it's good to let it dry out completely every so often.

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