01-25-2019, 05:49 PM
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So. . . I like boar brushes.  Don't love them as I do badger.  But I'd like to give a boar brush another shot at cracking my rotation.  I know some of them take a really loooong time to break in.  But I'm curious: What EXACTLY does a wonderfully, perfectly, amazingly broken-in boar brush LOOK like anyway?  How can I tell visually that a boar brush has arrived at its nirvana shave-ready state?  

So I ask you: Show me pics of your perfectly broken-in boar brush. . . please!  (wet and/or dry - all pics welcome)

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 01-25-2019, 06:00 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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Good question. I've got several boars, but I'm not sure any of them are fully broken in. Badgers, I get...

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 01-25-2019, 06:03 PM
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 01-25-2019, 11:58 PM
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My Semogue Owners Club is pretty much broken in.

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 01-27-2019, 11:55 AM
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  • Tonality
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Here's a few dry shots of my 2010 Semogue Custom Boar LE which is as soft any any other brush I own, wet or dry. Every hair (aside from some stragglers on the exterior) has split multiple times. It takes hardly any time to soak up enough water for a good shave, I use it pretty much the same as any badger brush I own.[Image: bf979e17ebed63f69a3c97274ed03d16.jpg][Image: 125b78b17a7355ad52e0186c896c3d5a.jpg][Image: 4631ad59b4106efb3b4b216febf30314.jpg]

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 01-27-2019, 12:46 PM
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  • nikos.a
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Omega 10049
Semogue 830 & 1305 & OC

My favorite is the Omega.
My least favorite is the SOC. I almost never use it anymore. But all are perfectly broken in.

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 01-27-2019, 03:05 PM
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(01-27-2019, 11:55 AM)Tonality Wrote: Here's a few dry shots of my 2010 Semogue Custom Boar LE which is as soft any any other brush I own, wet or dry. Every hair (aside from some stragglers on the exterior) has split multiple times. It takes hardly any time to soak up enough water for a good shave, I use it pretty much the same as any badger brush I own.[Image: bf979e17ebed63f69a3c97274ed03d16.jpg][Image: 125b78b17a7355ad52e0186c896c3d5a.jpg][Image: 4631ad59b4106efb3b4b216febf30314.jpg]

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Oooh, that LE is nice!!!

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 01-27-2019, 03:06 PM
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(01-27-2019, 03:05 PM)shaveser Wrote:
(01-27-2019, 11:55 AM)Tonality Wrote: Here's a few dry shots of my 2010 Semogue Custom Boar LE which is as soft any any other brush I own, wet or dry. Every hair (aside from some stragglers on the exterior) has split multiple times. It takes hardly any time to soak up enough water for a good shave, I use it pretty much the same as any badger brush I own.[Image: bf979e17ebed63f69a3c97274ed03d16.jpg][Image: 125b78b17a7355ad52e0186c896c3d5a.jpg][Image: 4631ad59b4106efb3b4b216febf30314.jpg]

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Oooh, that LE is nice!!!
It's a real pleasure to use!

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 01-29-2019, 06:15 PM
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  • oscar11
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Homemade brush with the big Omega knot. I set them up with a shorter loft, nice backbone and still nice and soft.
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 01-30-2019, 06:35 AM
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 01-30-2019, 01:52 PM
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I need to revisit my boar brushes to continue breaking them in...I really enjoy them, but I have been mainly rotating back and forth between two Paladin brushes that are the same but with different handles...a tortoise and a jade.

Tomorrow...TSN LE boar with carthusia shave soap!

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 01-30-2019, 03:08 PM
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 01-30-2019, 03:55 PM
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  • Garb
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some very nice brushes. I think it's pretty much agreed the LE 2010 stands on it's own as a classic. Where is that one from?

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 01-30-2019, 06:04 PM
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These are some beautiful brushes, gentlemen.  Keep those pics coming!  I'm now finally beginning to see just what a well broken-in boar brush is supposed to look like!

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 01-30-2019, 06:23 PM
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(01-30-2019, 03:55 PM)Garb Wrote: some very nice brushes. I think it's pretty much agreed the LE 2010 stands on it's own as a classic. Where is that one from?
I'm not sure I completely remember the history of this brush. I'm sure Phil or Teiste remembers better. I know it was a limited exclusive, but I'm not sure if it was limited to TSN or just a general limited run. Either way, it's an incredible brush.

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 02-02-2019, 12:02 PM
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I used this a little bit ago...pretty nice!

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 02-03-2019, 03:32 AM
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(02-02-2019, 12:02 PM)Ols67 Wrote: I used this a little bit ago...pretty nice!

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That's exactly what mine looks like - although you couldn't tell from the pictures I took...  Awesome brush - by far the best Boar I've used.

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 02-03-2019, 06:08 AM
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I’ve really never paid any attention to what they look like. When your $18 boar brush feels better than your badger brushes which cost several times that price, you know it’s broken in.

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 02-03-2019, 06:49 AM
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This Thater boar has 33 shaves in it. 

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 02-03-2019, 07:45 AM
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Truth!

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(02-03-2019, 03:32 AM)P.B Wrote:
(02-02-2019, 12:02 PM)Ols67 Wrote: I used this a little bit ago...pretty nice!

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That's exactly what mine looks like - although you couldn't tell from the pictures I took...  Awesome brush - by far the best Boar I've used.

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