02-26-2012, 04:48 AM
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And here's my last stop on a travel through the limited edition Semogue brushes: the LE2010 Selected Silvertip

This is an extraordinary brush, and a very special one for me. It has a knot of 24mm and a loft of ~53mm of a "Selected Silvertip" grade of badger hair. It is pretty dense, with a good amount of backbone, and the tips are one of the softest that I've opportunity to try - they are softer than my T&H/Rooney 1/3 Silvertip, and with a lot more backbone.

Some user say that this type of hair is comparable with Shavemac D01's hair - I really don't know, since I've not tried a D01.

I am a fan of boar brushes, and certainly Semogue's boars are among the best that I've tried. And I really appreciate shaving brushes with handles made with natural materials like wood or horn - those type of materials will always rank higher than plastic or acrylic on my list of values.

This Semogue LE2010 is neither a boar brush, neither has a wood or horn handle. But If I was asked to give the "Best Semogue Ever Made" award, I guess this is perhaps the most serious contender. And this acrylic handle may not be made of wood, horn or something like that - but it is a beauty of in its own right. Smile

I seriously think that Semogue should have something with this type of hair among its current production models, and I hope that happens in the future.

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 02-26-2012, 07:05 AM
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  • ben74
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I've got number 20...
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 02-26-2012, 07:54 AM
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  • mboschm
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Sad that it has not been produced again... It looks like an extraordinary brush.

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 02-26-2012, 04:49 PM
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Holding on to number 17 here. It really is a special brush. I find that Semogue does excellent LE brushes that are just a steal for what they get priced for. The Caravela, the 09 and 10 LE, and while I've been holding out on a LE 11 I may budge soon if I don't see hope of a barrel handled Semogue in Finest... pp

Going back on track, I do have a Shavemac D01 and there are some similarities. I think overall the LE 10 is softer, and not as dense, but retains a majority of the backbone you'll find in D01 and is still going to give you a good experience of what a Shavemac D01 is like. It's no slouch in any measure. It holds up very well on it's own, and has better flow to boot. I feel it deserves to stand on it's own merits, but I can definitely see similarities and comparisons between the two.

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 08-03-2012, 09:46 AM
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  • Teiste
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This could be my *ONLY* brush for sure.Stunning pics,my friend,for an EXCELLENT shaving brush.

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 08-31-2012, 02:44 PM
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  • Dave
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I think I need to track down one of these. Very nice

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 08-31-2012, 02:48 PM
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  • madmedic
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(02-26-2012, 07:05 AM)ben74 Wrote: I've got number 20...

And I have 21!

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 08-31-2012, 03:18 PM
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With such high praise for the badger hair used this brush from virtually every owner, I too would hope that Semogue will introduce either another LE or regular production brush using this "Selected Silvertip" grade of badger hair.

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 08-31-2012, 03:23 PM
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  • beartrap
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Double drool!

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 08-31-2012, 03:40 PM
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  • Johnny
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Ben no longer has #20, I do.Biggrin

And everything Emanuel says is true.

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 08-31-2012, 03:52 PM
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  • Teiste
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(08-31-2012, 03:40 PM)Johnny Wrote: Ben no longer has #20, I do.Biggrin

And everything Emanuel says is true.

Good old Ben,bless him.
Enjoy the brush,Johnny!

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 08-31-2012, 04:15 PM
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Hee hee, good one, Johnny. You seem to acquire some very nice Semogues!

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 08-31-2012, 06:01 PM
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  • Johnny
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(08-31-2012, 04:15 PM)celestino Wrote: Hee hee, good one, Johnny. You seem to acquire some very nice Semogues!

Yes I do. I have at least two good friends.Biggrin

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 09-01-2012, 07:11 PM
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beautiful...

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 09-03-2012, 10:48 AM
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  • Balj86
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This is one SB I wish that I bought b/c its beautiful!

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 09-03-2012, 04:06 PM
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  • Teiste
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This was the prototype,with a black handle :

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I truly hope that Mr Gomes could get a shipment of this selected silvertip badger hair pretty soon...

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 09-03-2012, 05:43 PM
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Makes me wish there was a registry for these brushes so I could start PMing and emailing everyone to try and acquire one.

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