10-02-2012, 09:58 AM
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  • Teiste
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This is an excellent boar shaving brush , a mixture between the Semogue 1305 and 1800.

I got this brush a couple weeks ago , and I have been softening during this time , and I just founded how good of a shaving brush is.

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The 1250 has basically the same measures than the 1800 and the 1305 boar brush , the same handle style but different boar hair : while the 1305 has the Premium 90% tops and the 1800 has a mixture of Extra 75% tops mixed with Premium 90% tops , the 1250 has Best 90% tops , and as I said , I find it a good mix between the 1800 and the 1305.

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The 1250 has a firmer backbone than the 1305 , but not as firm as the 1800.Also , has soft tips ,more than the 1800 and almost the same than the 1305.Also it takes less time to soften the bristles than the 1800 : this one , in less than one week , was ready to use.

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This brush makes lather in no time and , as with all the boar brushes , I have to use a little bit of more product (soap and cream) since I have very hard water here in Utah , and I have found , that with hard water , boar brushes needs more product to use.

The hair density is quiet good , as you can see in this pic :

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A good brush for facelathering , bowl lathering with hard soaps and creams.The perfect mixture between the 1305 and 1800.What else can you ask for?A good price,of course.Biggrin

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 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM
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  • beartrap
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How would you rate it against SOC boar?

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 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM
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Great brush and thank you for the great review, Teiste.

Semogue brushes are great examples of 'handle as an art form'.

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 10-02-2012, 10:30 AM
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I'm still working on breaking mine in (received it Saturday), but what you said matches what I'm seeing already. Think I'm going to really like using this brush.

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 10-02-2012, 11:07 AM
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(10-02-2012, 10:08 AM)beartrap Wrote: How would you rate it against SOC boar?

Give me a couple days more , and I will tell you , but I prefer brushes with 22 mm over 24 mm ones.

(10-02-2012, 10:08 AM)staggerlee Wrote: Great brush and thank you for the great review, Teiste.

Semogue brushes are great examples of 'handle as an art form'.

They truly are , my friend.Omega can only wish Box

(10-02-2012, 10:30 AM)Observereport Wrote: I'm still working on breaking mine in (received it Saturday), but what you said matches what I'm seeing already. Think I'm going to really like using this brush.

Looking forward to read what you think about it.

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 10-02-2012, 11:33 AM
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Great review Teiste. I was going to use my 1250 today but after seeing your PJ2 pictures, I picked my one up.

I shall add something later on.

Can you feel a touch of scritch in yours? I can in mine. It's quite a unique feeling. I quite enjoy it.

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 10-02-2012, 11:54 AM
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(10-02-2012, 11:33 AM)Dipesh Wrote: Great review Teiste. I was going to use my 1250 today but after seeing your PJ2 pictures, I picked my one up.

I shall add something later on.

Can you feel a touch of scritch in yours? I can in mine. It's quite a unique feeling. I quite enjoy it.

No my friend , soft tips , like the 1305 , but with a firmer backbone.However , I have to use it more , but after two weeks testing and soften it , its a good performer.

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 10-02-2012, 12:02 PM
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That's interesting T. Mine looks like it has the odd few cut hairs in it. It feels quite unique. Not like badger scratch. I may have to order another and see...

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 10-02-2012, 12:12 PM
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(10-02-2012, 12:02 PM)Dipesh Wrote: That's interesting T. Mine looks like it has the odd few cut hairs in it. It feels quite unique. Not like badger scratch. I may have to order another and see...

Use it more.I have been softening for 2 weeks straight , and thats makes the difference , I think.Mine has the same kind of hairs you are talking about , but feels soft on the face , like the 1305 but ,as I also have said , more backbone.

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 10-02-2012, 12:36 PM
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(10-02-2012, 12:12 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-02-2012, 12:02 PM)Dipesh Wrote: That's interesting T. Mine looks like it has the odd few cut hairs in it. It feels quite unique. Not like badger scratch. I may have to order another and see...

Use it more.I have been softening for 2 weeks straight , and thats makes the difference , I think.Mine has the same kind of hairs you are talking about , but feels soft on the face , like the 1305 but ,as I also have said , more backbone.

I'll do that Teiste, thanks.

I can see this relaxing once these bristles get a touch more flexible.

For the price, it's a bargain.

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 10-02-2012, 12:40 PM
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One of the few Semogues that I (still) don't have... Facepalm

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 10-02-2012, 12:54 PM
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(10-02-2012, 12:40 PM)oversaturn Wrote: One of the few Semogues that I (still) don't have... Facepalm

Well , you have some great vintage ones , dont complain...Tongue (time to get one , my friend )

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 10-02-2012, 08:08 PM
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Teiste, thanks for the review.

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 10-02-2012, 09:03 PM
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Nice review! The only complaint I have on this brush is that for face lathering it only holds enough lather for 2 good passes.

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 10-02-2012, 09:13 PM
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I might have to check the 1250 out, the 1800 is probably my favorite Semogue boar but the banding always annoyed me as I am not a fan of the faux badger look..I like em natural and blonde.

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 10-02-2012, 10:01 PM
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(10-02-2012, 09:03 PM)BladeDE40 Wrote: Nice review! The only complaint I have on this brush is that for face lathering it only holds enough lather for 2 good passes.

Tom , use more product . I have been testing it and used it today with La Toja , and had no problems.Seriously , more product is the key.

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 10-02-2012, 10:16 PM
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(10-02-2012, 10:01 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-02-2012, 09:03 PM)BladeDE40 Wrote: Nice review! The only complaint I have on this brush is that for face lathering it only holds enough lather for 2 good passes.

Tom , use more product . I have been testing it and used it today with La Toja , and had no problems.Seriously , more product is the key.

Teiste...I've tried that...soaps, creams...a little, a lot...and I think its just a matter of how much lather the brush can hold. If I REALLY want to I can squeeze a third pass out, but it's thin. But, just to give it one more chance I will attempt a mega load on my next shave to see what happens.

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 10-02-2012, 10:25 PM
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(10-02-2012, 10:16 PM)BladeDE40 Wrote:
(10-02-2012, 10:01 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-02-2012, 09:03 PM)BladeDE40 Wrote: Nice review! The only complaint I have on this brush is that for face lathering it only holds enough lather for 2 good passes.

Tom , use more product . I have been testing it and used it today with La Toja , and had no problems.Seriously , more product is the key.

Teiste...I've tried that...soaps, creams...a little, a lot...and I think its just a matter of how much lather the brush can hold. If I REALLY want to I can squeeze a third pass out, but it's thin. But, just to give it one more chance I will attempt a mega load on my next shave to see what happens.

Tom , have you cleaned the brush recently? Clean it with white vinegar , or even lime away or scrubbing bubbles , do some lather test with it , and would be ready again.Maybe that will work.

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 10-02-2012, 11:01 PM
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I have been using my 1250 for almost a year....and it is one of my favourite brushes. Would I be correct in saying that the 820 is the same brush with an acrylic handle?

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 10-02-2012, 11:14 PM
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(10-02-2012, 11:01 PM)madmedic Wrote: I have been using my 1250 for almost a year....and it is one of my favourite brushes. Would I be correct in saying that the 820 is the same brush with an acrylic handle?

Yes, you would be correct.For what I understand , both models shares the same boar grade of hair and same bristle density.

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