09-15-2015, 04:15 PM
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Hello all,

I just have to post how thrilled I am with the Semogue Owner's Club (SOC) Boar brush. It is my first boar (all badgers and synths otherwise for me) and has blown me away. Great face feel with perfect scrub and backbone from the first shave. Zero scritch or brush burn for me facelathering it from the first use. And some of the best and easiest lather from Mystic Water yet! Great brush--totally exceeds expectations!

Regards,

ntr(nwu)

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 09-15-2015, 04:58 PM
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The SOC boar is indeed a great brush.  Many consider it the best boar available.

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 09-15-2015, 05:04 PM
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  • Chaddy
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  • North Carolina
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I like my 2000

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 09-15-2015, 08:27 PM
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Congratulations on the SOC! Thumbsup

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 09-15-2015, 08:39 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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I have only tried one boar and on badger boar mix, but I must say the handles are very nice. I really like the woods they choose.

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 09-16-2015, 01:39 AM
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2 Semogue Boars: Nice wood,nice handle shape,nice knot bloom
NO lather for the 3rd pass no matter which method i have tried to correct this.

Omega brushes work much better for me although they have not the 3 "nice" above.

Wink

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 09-16-2015, 09:14 AM
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(09-16-2015, 01:39 AM)Doryferon Wrote: 2 Semogue Boars: Nice wood,nice handle shape,nice knot bloom
NO lather for the 3rd pass no matter which method i have tried to correct this.

Omega brushes work much better for me although they have not the 3 "nice" above.

Wink

Hmm...haven't encountered this issue. For the SOC I lather up on the soap puck and let the brush rest on top of the puck in between passes. I give it a couple of swirls on the puck before each pass to get things going again lather-wise. I have read flow improves as the brush breaks in, which sounds like about 30~40 wet/dry cycles minimum for the SOC.

Regards,

ntr(nwu)

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 09-16-2015, 09:37 AM
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I have also never had any issues generating sufficient lather with any Semogue boar. Shy

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 09-16-2015, 02:31 PM
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I really need to pick up an SOC. I have the 610 and it's fantastic. With its much smaller knot I have no problem making 3+ passes worth of lather.

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 09-16-2015, 10:08 PM
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  • Thug
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  • South Africa
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I used my SOC Boar this morning. Had ample lather for 3 passes although I only did 2.

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 09-17-2015, 03:13 PM
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I've been using smaller boars for a few years now and love them but I'm really digging the SOC lately.

I find it produces a really skin protecting lather. It's thick and very slick.
I end up with BBS with zero irritation!

The handle size and shape also make it the most ergonomic brush I've ever used!

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 09-17-2015, 09:08 PM
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I use a Semogue 1438 and I really enjoy it. It has their premium bristle and it feels great on the face. Overall an amazing brush with outstanding backbone and it lathers well...


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 09-18-2015, 12:41 PM
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  • DaveL
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  • Houston, Texas
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I have a small collection of Semogue boars. They are awesome!

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 09-18-2015, 02:12 PM
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I don't have an SOC but I can attest that Semogue makes quality stuff.

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 09-19-2015, 05:44 PM
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I don't own the SOC, but I do have a 610, 620, 830 & 2000. After getting to know these four brushes, the SOC is on my radar.

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 09-19-2015, 06:12 PM
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  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Bayside, NY
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I had an SOC boar. It was as wonderful ad everyone says it is. Great handle, wonderful bristles. My issue with it was the "huge" feel of the knot. My preference is for a smaller boar knot. I'm quite happy with my 1470 and 1250 which are much more to my liking. Otoh, the SOC 2 band is a regular in my rotation.

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 10-08-2015, 09:41 PM
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I just ordered an SOC with ash handle this afternoon.  I've used my 610's for a year or so and was curious about the "special" grade hair in the SOC knot vs. the "best" in the 610.  I considered the Italian Barber LE, but the SOC seems to offer the same ergonomic handle without the delicate paint job and has what may be a higher grade of hair in the knot.  I mean, you can only read so many pros/cons threads about something before you finally have to make your best informed decision and actually purchase one and try it for yourself.  It should be here next week.  I do plan to give it plenty of time to develop before rendering any solid opinion about it as my 610's have certainly improved by rotating them every day or so for the last year.  I've read a few posts where members don't like the way Semogue brushes splay out into a crazy bed-head when dry .  That's one of the things I like about them, that big soft puffy fan that develops.  I spread them out that way with my hand before drying to encourage it, whereas some owners are storing them in tubes for the opposite reason.

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 10-09-2015, 05:18 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Gentlemen,

I generally am not a fan of boar bristle brushes, although I have tried a big range of them, mostly from Semogue with a handful from Omega. Of all the boars I have tried, the Semogue Owners Club takes the crown. I have it in the cherry and the ashwood handles. Both are used once or twice a month. Good stuff.

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 10-09-2015, 03:20 PM
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A Semogue boar brush would be my "Just one brush on a Desert Island" brush for sure.  I have a 2000 and a 1305 and am 4 shaves in to breaking in the Owners Club.  I'm expecting more great things!

P.S.-  Yes I WOULD shave if I were stranded on a desert island!

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