11-28-2012, 04:27 PM
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Hello guys crazy question?

I wanna get my sister in laws boyfriend a brush that I wanna get him for Christmas. He was over here for halloween and he wanted I shave with a straight so he did and enjoyed it a lot so I figured I'd get him a kit so any suggestions on a brush would be great and not looking to break the bank on the brush either. Something's that's affordable and quality too

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 11-28-2012, 04:30 PM
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  • Johnny
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Boar or Badger?

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 11-28-2012, 04:42 PM
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That's the thing sir I don't know which

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 11-28-2012, 04:46 PM
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  • Johnny
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Well, I will make my recommendation then let the rest of the wolves put me down.Smile

Semogue 1305 boar brush.

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 11-28-2012, 04:52 PM
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What is considered breaking the bank for you?

Typically though, a quality boar will out perform an entry tier badger for the same price.

Then there's always the synthetics which will perform amazingly without any thought and can be priced really well too. In this range I'd consider the HJM Black Fibre from Muhle (< $25 shipped).

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 11-28-2012, 04:56 PM
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I was thinking a semogue actually and there affordable and I don't wanna spend over 20 dollars

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 11-28-2012, 05:05 PM
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Then Semogue (610, 620, 1305) is your best bet.

Omega is another option but I've never used one.

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 11-28-2012, 05:45 PM
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I'll vote for Semogue 1800 boar. Useful for everything, no paint chipping to worry about, will work from the start but improve with minimal breaking in so he doesn't get discouraged in the first week.

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 11-28-2012, 05:48 PM
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  • Dave
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Second on the 1800. Wonderful brush that works really well.

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 11-28-2012, 06:24 PM
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  • Teiste
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Semogue 1305/1800 or 1250 : the one that you like the most by its looks.The 3 of them are EXCELLENT shaving brushes.
Af if you want an special one , the Semogue Italian Barber LE 2012 , which is 19,99 dollars and its simply STUNNING.

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 11-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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I'm liking the 1305 teiste I'll probly go with the 1305

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 11-28-2012, 08:21 PM
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1305 is a great brush. Good choice.

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 11-29-2012, 05:45 AM
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Can't go wrong with the 1305. Agree with Teiste; for a beginner picking one of those three based on looks is probably the best idea even though we all know they are different. All three can perform with anything you throw at them and a wetshaver can grow with them but probably not "out-grow" them.

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 11-29-2012, 07:06 AM
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  • EHV
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Certainly, the above choices are all fantastic. I own a few of them. Smile

I always wonder if a new blade shaver may be frustrated with a boar brush because of the break in period. I know that my Semogue's and my Omega, (less so) required decent break in period and they didn't really want to give up the lather until they were broken in well.

I supposed if a newbie was aware of this and willing to break in the the brush, it wouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, it could prove frustrating. We may be looking at it from a different angle.

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 11-29-2012, 09:51 AM
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Do you guys think I should break it in for him or just let him do it

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 11-29-2012, 09:53 AM
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I personally have not thought that any of the Semogues that I've had were unusable right out of the box. They definitely soften up with use, but I didn't find them to be scratchy either when new.

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 11-29-2012, 10:00 AM
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  • Johnny
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(11-29-2012, 09:51 AM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: Do you guys think I should break it in for him or just let him do it

Let the new owner have the pleasure.

Have him read this:

http://shavenook.com/thread-a-beginner-s...ving-brush

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 11-29-2012, 10:04 AM
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(11-29-2012, 10:00 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(11-29-2012, 09:51 AM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: Do you guys think I should break it in for him or just let him do it

Let the new owner have the pleasure.

Have him read this:

http://shavenook.com/thread-a-beginner-s...ving-brush

If it is his first brush, he ought to do it himself, so he appreciates the process to prepare him for the next brush. Biggrin

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 11-29-2012, 10:06 AM
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(11-29-2012, 09:51 AM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: Do you guys think I should break it in for him or just let him do it

Good question. If you don't break it in, he might get discouraged. However, every man should break in his own boar brush....

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 11-29-2012, 10:08 AM
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  • Johnny
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My 10-year old grandson could break in a 1305. Peace a cake.

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