02-26-2012, 05:54 PM
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  • Teiste
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I have bought,once again,the Semogue 2000,1305 and 1520...and I dont regret it a bit since theyre not for me but for my father/bro, But of course Im gonna help them to break in these brushes. Anyway,I have received them today and I can see the new changes in the brushes.First the wood using for the new 2000 is "freixo" and its heavier than the old one as well as more solid.Second,the new varnishes using on the handles makes them shinning a lot!The new varnish is the same that the LE 09 used and thats a good warranty that the handles arent gonna suffer the same problems that in the past.Also Mr Gomes is using like a talc aromatic powder in the brushes so they dont stink at all but smell nicely.Im glad for the new changes introduced in the brushes and Ill let you know how they perform,but I have to admit that Im in love with the new 830!!!
Semogue 2000 with the new handle in ash tree wood:
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Semogue 1305,simply a classic!:
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Semogue 1520,the perfect brush for hard soaps and facelathering:
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 02-26-2012, 06:14 PM
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  • Johnny
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Darn you Teiste. Just when I thought I did not need another brush, you post a picture of that new 2000. ; }

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 02-27-2012, 08:49 AM
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My first brush was the Semogue 2000. I think, it's exactly the same that you had posted in picture.

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 02-27-2012, 08:19 PM
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Those are some beautiful brushes. I have come to appreciate and own Semogue brushes, boar and badger, in the past year. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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 02-28-2012, 03:55 PM
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Each time I look at Semogue 1305 I always feel a strong urge to buy one, just for the looks of it . However I already own the Semogue 1250 - and I love it - and as it seems to be the same kind of brush, I think I better spend my money on other brush.
Hmmm, that 2000 looks good... =]

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 02-28-2012, 06:40 PM
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  • freddy
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I have the older Semogue 2000 with the bad varnish. The handle looks very bad but I won't part with this brush or replace it with another. The tips on it are some of the softest of any of my boars and quite a few of my badgers. Its large size makes for an incredibly luxurious shave. Added to all of that is its always there for me, even if not in the most beautiful shape, and I just can't bear to part with it. bn

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 02-28-2012, 10:11 PM
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very nice, Teiste. I like the wood one best, personally.

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 03-02-2012, 07:36 PM
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  • Dave
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I received a 620, 830, and a 1305 in the post today. Promptly shampooed them and did a test lather apiece with Valobra Almond. Letting em dry now. I know with Omegas they require little break in, and in the past I've not given my Semogues a fair break before throwing up my hands and selling them. These I plan to break in the right way which I guess is letting them dry for a full day, then doing another lather and letting them dry, and so on and so forth. How many test lathers should I do before putting the brush to good use? I know the 620 and 830's are great face lathering brushes and the 1305 is versatile for both. I also have a 2011 LE Semogue on the way but I want to be more careful with it than the others because it's the most high end boar I've ever used.

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 03-02-2012, 07:40 PM
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  • Teiste
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(03-02-2012, 07:36 PM)itsmedave Wrote: I received a 620, 830, and a 1305 in the post today. Promptly shampooed them and did a test lather apiece with Valobra Almond. Letting em dry now. I know with Omegas they require little break in, and in the past I've not given my Semogues a fair break before throwing up my hands and selling them. These I plan to break in the right way which I guess is letting them dry for a full day, then doing another lather and letting them dry, and so on and so forth. How many test lathers should I do before putting the brush to good use? I know the 620 and 830's are great face lathering brushes and the 1305 is versatile for both. I also have a 2011 LE Semogue on the way but I want to be more careful with it than the others because it's the most high end boar I've ever used.

I will give around 10 more uses more to the 620.When I say uses,I mean make lather on the palm or a bowl,like I explain in this video (is in spanish but you can see how to soften a 620 with a regular bar of soap and making lather on the palm of your hand) :



The 1305 and the 2000 would be ready much earlier,after 5 uses.

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 03-03-2012, 04:46 AM
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Thanks Teiste. The advice is appreciated!!

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