07-11-2018, 05:10 PM
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The new SOC Taj Resin brushes were recently released by Semogue.  They're available in Premium Boar, Two Band Finest, and Caravela (mixed boar and badger).  

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I opted for the Two Band Finest.

The handle is a standard SOC in a beautiful cream ivory.  The knot is stated to be a 24mm set to a loft of 53mm.  I took the calipers to mine and it measures 25.25mm at the top of the handle with a loft of 50.50mm.  I would characterize the knot as having medium density.  It is soft, but not Thater soft.  Backbone is very good and the knot has a pleasant scrubby feel to it.  When I first used the brush it had a mild amount of scritch which I did not find objectionable.  However, after five shaves even that is gone.  This brush is excellent for face lathering, although this handle is up to the task of bowl lathering.

At a price of $82.50, this brush looks and performs beyond its price.  

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 07-11-2018, 05:22 PM
  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Love the super creamy ivory handle! Thanks for sharing Ricardo.

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 07-11-2018, 05:39 PM
  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Very nice review, Ricardo. $82.50 is a steal for a premium brush.

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 07-13-2018, 09:06 AM
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Great looking brush; thank you for the review Cheers

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 07-14-2018, 08:54 AM
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 07-14-2018, 10:46 AM
  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Great shot Ricardo!

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 07-14-2018, 12:20 PM
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I picked up a mixed boar and badger in the taj. This is a solid performer, every bit as good as the two band boar I have in cherry... [Image: 5630a3c8bdd51feea5bc27fa2cffa710.jpg]

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 07-14-2018, 07:42 PM
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Big thanks to Ricardo for the review.

Happy Shaving!

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