10-15-2012, 08:20 AM
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  • Dave
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I've become quite fond of Semogue 2 Band brushes. I already had a SOC 2 Band and added this beauty this morning

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It has softer tips than the SOC 2 Band and is a bit smaller as well. I test lathered DR Harris Arlington Soap as well as some Palmolive Classic and received a bucketful of lather in both cases. I know that the Simpsons 2 Band, M&F's, and Vie Longs are softer, but I just enjoy the bit of scrubiness I get from Semogue 2 Band and the lather explosion.

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 10-15-2012, 08:37 AM
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I love mine. Very close to a Rooney Finest and will tackle any soap you give it.

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 10-15-2012, 08:49 AM
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  • Arcadies
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Very nice! I've never tried the 2011 badger LE's but had a Bristle 1 that sadly became the only Semogue brush I ever hated...too short of loft and too much glue bump killing half of what loft there was. I could load for 1 full minute and it would still fizzle out into thin, runny and bubbly lather on the 2nd pass. I kept deluding myself into thinking "its just not broken in yet, give it time!" after 3-4 months and it clearly being broken in and not improving I just gave up and sold it.

The handle material really is beautiful on these LE's though and the 2-band is sexy as well. I have a SOC 2-band on the way, which is my first Semogue badger brush, I ordered from Bruno though so it will be another week or two..his prices are amazing but the wait always hurts!

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 10-15-2012, 08:59 AM
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I have both the Finest Badger 2 LE2011 and the Cherry Wood SOC 2-Band Badger - both are very nice brushes for their price.

The handle on the LE2011 brushes may just be the best looking handle I've ever seen/owned on a brush Cool

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 10-15-2012, 10:38 AM
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  • Teiste
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Yes , its another example of a good quality shaving brush for a good price (being a LE of 100 units, I mean).If you are patient enough to use it more , it will soften even , yes , more.

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 10-15-2012, 07:07 PM
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i have to agree with Claus as the handle is the most intriguing i have ever seen and the most photogenic. However, the scrubbiness of the bristles are a bit much for me. Enjoy the brush, Dave!

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 10-16-2012, 02:24 AM
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  • Dave
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Had the first shave with it this morning. Nice tips and it picked up more than enough RazoRock Classic.

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 10-16-2012, 11:34 AM
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Have to agree with Dave on this brush. I have the Finest size 2, and a true delight too use.

The handle used dates back to the 1950's by Semogue in Faux Marble, very egonomic shape and quite tactile. Lovely to look at.


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 10-17-2012, 11:10 AM
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  • Teiste
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Dave , use it more , and you will see how it softens.

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 10-17-2012, 11:25 AM
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My personal preference meant that i didn't like this brush. I sold my size 1 and was put off getting the size 2.

If your talking about the boar's however... These are awesome brushes. I love mine!

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