04-14-2018, 07:40 AM
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  • Crag
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I just traded for a 2011 unused LE Semogue Caravela, and need some opinions.

Should I use it or keep it as trade fodder?

I like my boars and my 2-band Badgers, but mixed? I don't know about that...

I'll post pics when I get it. It's coming from Greece.

Thanks,

Matt

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 04-14-2018, 09:36 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Can I ask how much these were going for?

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 04-14-2018, 11:30 AM
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(04-14-2018, 09:36 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Can I ask how much these were going for?
I traded for it.

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 04-14-2018, 11:35 AM
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I got it. I was wondering what the cost was when available back in 2011.

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 04-14-2018, 12:40 PM
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(04-14-2018, 09:36 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Can I ask how much these were going for?

On VintageScent's website, it states approximately $40.

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 04-14-2018, 12:42 PM
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(04-14-2018, 12:40 PM)celestino Wrote:
(04-14-2018, 09:36 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Can I ask how much these were going for?

On VintageScent's website, it states approximately $40.
Wow. Thanks Celestino!

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 04-14-2018, 04:33 PM
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No problem, Nick. 
I used to have one and they are lovely brushes, but I found the knot too small so I sold it as I preferred larger 2-Band badger knots.  

Matt, I doubt you'll find the knot as nice as your higher-end badger brushes, but you would have to decide on that. 
Personally, I would not use it and I would keep it NOS so you can sell it later on. 
Good luck.  Shy

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 04-14-2018, 08:40 PM
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If this is the one that was offered for trade last week from Greece, it has two shaves and 2 test lathers. If it's been used, I would suggest using it a few times.


If it's unused, that would be a difficult decision for me.

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 04-15-2018, 10:06 AM
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I got a 26mm mixed knot from maggards.
It is pretty darn good, you just need a nice handle and time to experiment with a loft that suits you.

FWIW, i used to have a Semogue 2012 LE.
It wasa nice brush with a terrific handle,  but i never warmed up to the knot itself and eventually sold it.

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 04-15-2018, 08:25 PM
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(04-14-2018, 04:33 PM)celestino Wrote: No problem, Nick. 
I used to have one and they are lovely brushes, but I found the knot too small so I sold it as I preferred larger 2-Band badger knots.  

Matt, I doubt you'll find the knot as nice as your higher-end badger brushes, but you would have to decide on that. 
Personally, I would not use it and I would keep it NOS so you can sell it later on. 
Good luck.  Shy

(04-14-2018, 08:40 PM)Gabe Wrote: If this is the one that was offered for trade last week from Greece, it has two shaves and 2 test lathers. If it's been used, I would suggest using it a few times.


If it's unused, that would be a difficult decision for me.

Thanks Gents!

I was told by the seller that it is NOS, so maybe I'll keep it in that condition for a trade or sale later on.  Quite Tempting to see what all the fuss is about, though!

Decisions, Decisions...haha

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 04-16-2018, 01:08 PM
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(04-15-2018, 08:25 PM)Crag Wrote:
(04-14-2018, 04:33 PM)celestino Wrote: No problem, Nick. 
I used to have one and they are lovely brushes, but I found the knot too small so I sold it as I preferred larger 2-Band badger knots.  

Matt, I doubt you'll find the knot as nice as your higher-end badger brushes, but you would have to decide on that. 
Personally, I would not use it and I would keep it NOS so you can sell it later on. 
Good luck.  Shy

(04-14-2018, 08:40 PM)Gabe Wrote: If this is the one that was offered for trade last week from Greece, it has two shaves and 2 test lathers. If it's been used, I would suggest using it a few times.


If it's unused, that would be a difficult decision for me.

Thanks Gents!

I was told by the seller that it is NOS, so maybe I'll keep it in that condition for a trade or sale later on.  Quite Tempting to see what all the fuss is about, though!

Decisions, Decisions...haha

I have tried two and both had firm backbone, scrubby and slightly scritchy tips.  I didn't care for either.

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