05-21-2016, 04:51 AM
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I want to buy boar brush, budget is 15€. As I've read, Semogue producing good quality boar brushes, so I've decided to buy one of Semogues brushes. Wich you would recomended:
- 610
- 1305
- 820
- 1250
- 1520
- 1800
- 2000?

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 05-21-2016, 05:36 AM
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  • vferdman
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Of the ones you listed I have owned 1305 and 1800. Of these two most definitely the 1800 wins hands down. I got the 1305 because of all the praise it usually gets, but for me it was one of the worst boar brushes. Floppy, lather eating dud. I also would not buy painted wooden handles as they tend to chip. Semogue builds first class brushes, but 1305 for me was a disappointment. 1800, however is an amazingly good brush. Good luck!

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 05-21-2016, 05:45 AM
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To be honest all that you have listed are great. I would recommend the 2000 if you bowl lather and perhaps the 610,1250 , or 1800 for face lather although any of these brushes handle all tasks. The 1305 in my den is a beauty but as stated could chip , and perhaps holds lather although mine is not bad.

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 05-21-2016, 05:59 AM
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I have a totally different experience. The 1305 was one of my first boar brushes and I still use it. It's an excellent brush, once it breaks in. In my opinion, a big advantage is that it has the best grade of Semogue boar bristles, along with the 830, which means that it breaks in easier and more quickly than the 1800. I think it has 90% premium tops and it's less scratchy than the 1800. About the painting, it will chip only if you use to put the brush in boiling water that damages the brush hairs and the handle or accidentally hit it somewhere. I have it more than 2 years, I use it very often and it's in great shape. Go for it and you won't get disappointed.


Also, If I am not mistaken, the 2000 costs around 18 euros.

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 05-21-2016, 06:04 AM
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1305 and Soc from me as an advice.

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 05-21-2016, 06:15 AM
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I too want to recommend the 1800. It is a unique brush in that it is the only Semogue the uses a combination of bristles. It uses Extra 75% and Premium 90%. It has a perfect feel to it. Just enough of scrubby feel and still soft as any brush I have ever used. I have used several Semogue brushes and I find the 1800 stands out as the best by far for me. You can't go wrong with it.

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 05-21-2016, 06:27 AM
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(05-21-2016, 05:59 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Also, If I am not mistaken, the 2000 costs around 18 euros.

On shaving.ie 15,41 without a taxes. But now I see that has 60mm loft witch is to big for me, so that one is excluded.

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 05-21-2016, 06:29 AM
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(05-21-2016, 06:27 AM)mezzano Wrote:
(05-21-2016, 05:59 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Also, If I am not mistaken, the 2000 costs around 18 euros.

On shaving.ie 15,41 without a taxes. But now I see that has 60mm loft witch is to big for me, so that one is excluded.

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Now I get it.

I don't have it, but the loft is very big for my likings as well.

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 05-21-2016, 06:31 AM
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SOC boar brush

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 05-21-2016, 07:01 AM
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I can only speak of the 620, which is not on your list...but which happens to be my favorite single brush.

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 05-21-2016, 09:26 AM
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I owned a 610 and when I used it with a shave stick I could never get enough lather for a 2nd pass. A lot of guys like it for face lathering but I could not get much lather out of it.

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 05-21-2016, 12:19 PM
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Semogue is a quality marque indeed....I have owned the 1305, SOC, a smattering of unforgettable lesser priced ones, and finally the only that remains in my den, the 2000. I prefer the 2000 to any other but the Omega #48 boar is the only non badger I would settle upon if pushed. That said, a Thater badger is the finest shaving brush in the world IMO.

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 05-21-2016, 12:34 PM
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I have the 830 and it is my favorite boar. So I would recommend the 820.

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 05-21-2016, 12:36 PM
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(05-21-2016, 12:19 PM)minimalist Wrote: Semogue is a quality marque indeed....I have owned the 1305, SOC, a smattering of unforgettable lesser priced ones, and finally the only that remains in my den, the 2000. I prefer the 2000 to any other but the Omega #48 boar is the only non badger I would settle upon if pushed. That said, a Thater badger is the finest shaving brush in the world IMO.

The OP said he wants to buy a boar brush from his list. It appears he would not be interested in a 2000, a SOC or a Thater badger.  Just saying.

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 05-21-2016, 01:29 PM
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(05-21-2016, 12:36 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(05-21-2016, 12:19 PM)minimalist Wrote: Semogue is a quality marque indeed....I have owned the 1305, SOC, a smattering of unforgettable lesser priced ones, and finally the only that remains in my den, the 2000. I prefer the 2000 to any other but the Omega #48 boar is the only non badger I would settle upon if pushed. That said, a Thater badger is the finest shaving brush in the world IMO.

The OP said he wants to buy a boar brush from his list. It appears he would not be interested in a 2000, a SOC or a Thater badger.  Just saying.
The 2000 is in his list.

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 05-21-2016, 01:33 PM
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Of the ones listed I'd say the 2000.

I have owned all but the 1520.

To me the 2000 was the best that suited my needs and wants.

Ergonomic handle with a big knot and worked very well for face lathering.

I found the hair on mine to have a softer feel than other boars I had used.

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 05-21-2016, 01:50 PM
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SOC Cherry is great

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 05-21-2016, 02:34 PM
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(05-21-2016, 05:59 AM)nikos.a Wrote: I have a totally different experience. The 1305 was one of my first boar brushes and I still use it. It's an excellent brush, once it breaks in. In my opinion, a big advantage is that it has the best grade of Semogue boar bristles, along with the 830, which means that it breaks in easier and more quickly than the 1800. I think it has 90% premium tops and it's less scratchy than the 1800. About the painting, it will chip only if you use to put the brush in boiling water that damages the brush hairs and the handle or accidentally hit it somewhere. I have it more than 2 years, I use it very often and it's in great shape. Go for it and you won't get disappointed.  


Also, If I am not mistaken, the 2000 costs around 18
I totally agree.  I own the 1305 and 830. I can not be happier.  I also own the 1470, but I admit it sees less love.

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 05-21-2016, 03:37 PM
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(05-21-2016, 12:36 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(05-21-2016, 12:19 PM)minimalist Wrote: Semogue is a quality marque indeed....I have owned the 1305, SOC, a smattering of unforgettable lesser priced ones, and finally the only that remains in my den, the 2000. I prefer the 2000 to any other but the Omega #48 boar is the only non badger I would settle upon if pushed. That said, a Thater badger is the finest shaving brush in the world IMO.

The OP said he wants to buy a boar brush from his list. It appears he would not be interested in a 2000, a SOC or a Thater badger.  Just saying.
Boars are fun too no doubt! I still have the 2000....prefer Thater badger (another shameless plug...lol) If boar I thought I would sneak in an Omega thought. Hope the OP doesn't mind

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 05-21-2016, 03:42 PM
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