01-10-2016, 04:50 PM
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Hi everyone,

I have a Parker best badger brush, Omega 10065 synthetic brush and an on it's way Razorock Plissoft with the barber handle. I am tempted to purchase the Semogue 830 for my first boar hair, however I just bought these two synthetic brushes and I would need to justify another brush purchase.

Do you guys think it's worth it? Or will the Plissoft be good enough or even better as an everyday brush?

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 01-10-2016, 08:18 PM
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This will depend on you and what you like in brushes. The two synthetics will be more than adequate, for now, and you may just find them perfect.
If you aren't satisfied with them, Omega offers some very inexpensive boar brushes as an alternative to the Semogues.
Good luck.

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 01-10-2016, 08:52 PM
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Id agree on trying a omega if money is tight. They are cheap and work great

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 01-10-2016, 08:56 PM
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(01-10-2016, 08:52 PM)SimpsonLover Wrote: Id agree on trying a omega if money is tight. They are cheap and work great
+1. I've really enjoyed mine and it's only getting better.

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 01-10-2016, 09:48 PM
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Far be it from me to tell you not to buy, but....if you have two new brushes headed your way already, my advice would be to enjoy them for a while before you jump to something else.
I was a dedicated natural hair brush guy(badger, boar, horse). I still love a good badger , boar or horse. But the Plisson I purchased a while back is absolutely fantastic. I would suggest you enjoy those two brushes for a bit.
That being said, a good Semogue is a thing of beauty.

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 01-10-2016, 09:49 PM
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Thanks for the response everyone, I appreciate it.

I'm sure I'm going to surrender and get the Semogue pretty soon though... this hobby is like a bottomless pit, from the razors to the soaps..! but I love it, lol.

By the way, if budget wasn't an issue for a boar brush, am I making the right decision with the Semogue 830 or is there a better suggestion?

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 01-10-2016, 10:59 PM
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The 830 is highly regarded by many people. I think it is a good place to start with.

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 01-10-2016, 11:43 PM
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I have a Semogue 620 and it's a fantastic brush(once broken in). That being said, since I bought a couple synthetics I have only used the boar brush maybe once in the last few months. It's been all Badger and Synthetic. I agree with those that recommended you enjoy the brushes you have bought and wait awhile on a boar. They are fairly inexpensive and readily available if you want to pick one up later.

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 01-11-2016, 08:36 AM
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(01-10-2016, 04:50 PM)1Geralt Wrote: ... and I would need to justify another brush purchase.

In light of your comment above...  Yes!  You must own a boar brush.  No respectable DE shaver can be without at least one.  Women find them sexy and irresistible!  Further, boar bristles will gently lift and align your whiskers to the optimal angle, where your razor blade will whisk them away with no irritation whatsoever.  At the price point of a boar brush, you are really being financially irresponsible if you don't buy one - you will save a ton of money.  More importantly, scientist have found that without rubbing boar bristles against your face at least once per week, you carry a significant risk that your manhood will begin to shrink, possibly until it falls off.  

Semogue 830 is a great classy brush.  I own one and also have an Omega.  Both are great, the Semogue just looks better.

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 01-11-2016, 08:50 AM
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Sir Richard Burton; famed Victorian linguist, writer, explorer, swordsman told a story from his youth. Burton would place a desired bowl of fresh cream, sugar or other culinary delight before him on the table and sit down. He would remain there until he knew he could discipline himself not to enjoy it. Then he would reward himself by eating it.
Buy the brush.

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 01-11-2016, 09:08 AM
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(01-10-2016, 08:18 PM)celestino Wrote: This will depend on you and what you like in brushes. The two synthetics will be more than adequate, for now, and you may just find them perfect.
If you aren't satisfied with them, Omega offers some very inexpensive boar brushes as an alternative to the Semogues.
Good luck.

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 01-11-2016, 10:14 AM
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I have one Semogue 1305 boar brush and somehow several Omega 10066 boar brushes. The Semogue is a good brush but somehow I prefer the Omega 10066 brushes. the Omegas are very inexpensive and once broken in, all boar brushes need to be broke in, are a joy to use. Great value for the money.

Bob

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 01-11-2016, 10:46 AM
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the rr brush is awesome as is most of the plisson alternatives. imo i would try out what you have coming first. then maybe look into something else. imo im not an omega boar person, i would personally go semouge all the way for boar. sadly my boars dont see much use with all the synthetics i have now.

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 01-11-2016, 11:00 AM
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I would definitely proceed with getting a boar brush. It's going to have a different feel than synthetics and retains water and heat differently as well. The 830 is a good choice and can be had at a decent price. Go for it, you won't regret it.

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 01-11-2016, 11:21 AM
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I am with Jairow the 830 is a solid performer. I had one recommend to me by a fellow Nooker and it has been a favorite of mine. I prefer the feel to my synthetics.

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 01-11-2016, 11:35 AM
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Welcome to TSN.

I think everyone should at least try a boar brush.  There are good reasons why boar fans are so enthusiastic about their preferred brush hair.  I'll go beyond that and say everyone should try both a Semogue and an Omega boar, as they are quite different.  You've gotten many good suggestions regarding a Semogue.  I would also add the Semogue SOC boar as another sugestion.  In Omega boars, the 10066 and 49 are good choices.

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 01-11-2016, 11:50 AM
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The only real reason to own another brush is for variety's sake. If you would like to change up the routine every now and then I would say go for it and get the 830 as it is a fantastic brush once broken in. Otherwise, Plissoft can absolutely be your everyday brush.

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 01-12-2016, 12:10 AM
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Awesome response everyone, I really appreciate it.

Now I have more on my list! lol

Thank you again and I'm so glad I found this very helpful community.

Best regards,

aaaand I'm going to get it.. ^_^

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 01-12-2016, 03:00 PM
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Great choice! I'm starting to get into boar brushes (after using an Antica Barbieria Colla boar, which I love) and have just ordered the Semogue 610 myself. I'm not sure how it compares with the 830, but I'm sure either one is nice. Boars have unique characteristics that make it worthwhile to own at least one, in my opinion.

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 01-12-2016, 03:39 PM
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I found the SOC boar to be too floppy. Otoh, for quite some time I was rather fond of the 1250 and 1470.

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