12-10-2012, 10:42 AM
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  • Teiste
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[Image: ABB%20Semogue.jpg?m=1355094134]

Antiga Barbearia de Bairro is a Portugue brand founded by Catarina Fragata and Mr Luis Pereira.They both first founded another brand called "100ml" which distributed colognes and fragrances , and decided , back in 2009 , to created a line for men , which included shaving soap , cream , afterhaves , and , of course , shaving brushes.They contacted Mr Gomes from Semogue , and this is how this brush , and the badger one were born.

This brush is also named "Ribeira de Porto" (like the famous Portuguese wines) since its comes on a wooden box , which resembles the wine boxes , as you can see in this pic :

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The brush has a 22 mm knot , a 50 mm loft and a total height of 95 mm.Also , this brush has the 75% tops boars , but I need to re ask this , since mine feels like the 1800 , which is a mixture of 75% tops and 90% premium tops mixed.Honestly , I truly think that this is the case , since the tips are very soft right now , more than other models with only 75% tops like the Semogue 1430 or 1520.

Its handle is a delight , both to hold or just to stare at.The colors yellow and burgundy , and its curvy shape , gives it a very elegant look.This is an "improved" version of some less expensive brushes made by Semogue with this same handle , but with other colors and the plastic ring , instead of the metallic one.

As you can guess , this is an excellent brush for facelathering , having soft tips (like the 1800 does) and excellent amount of backbone , due the boar hair used and short loft.

Its a expensive boar brush , compare it with other ones made by Semogue : this one cost 30 euros ,and its not very easy to find , just in some Portuguese online shops.So , unless you fall in love like crazy with this kind of handle and its presentation wooden box , I will go for other Semogue brushes first , to be honest: for 30 euros , you can get 2 or 3 Semogue brushes will do like this.
I hope that this brush will become more available in the future and , hopefully ,more cheaper than it is now. The Porgual Online Shop has it right now on stock : The Portugal Online Shop/Antiga Barbearia de Bairro Ribeira Porto boar brush

Antiga Barbearia de Bairro

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 12-10-2012, 11:06 AM
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Excellent review. The product as you state is a little on the higher side but seems to be a quality product.

The design and color scheme are wonderful. I saw that someone over on another board had Rudy Vey take and replicate that handle as a model for a custom brush.

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 12-10-2012, 11:49 AM
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  • Agravic
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Thank you for the vibrant and informative review Teiste!

This brush is very distinctive indeed. It's always nice to see new handles and I hope they become more readily available in the future.

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 12-10-2012, 12:06 PM
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I'm still not a boar lover, but read this with interest none the less Cool

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 12-10-2012, 12:37 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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LSU tigers colors.... Or even Mardi Gras. Just missing the green.... Really beautiful brush... It would be nice if it became available in the US...

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 12-10-2012, 12:42 PM
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wow, that handle is SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 12-10-2012, 12:47 PM
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It looks nice so please don't take what I'm about to say as negative. To me it looks like a smushed down version of a 1305.

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 12-10-2012, 12:50 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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How do you find these beautiful brushes? Everyday it seems I am tempted by something Teiste has discovered or long knew about.

Thanks for another wonderful review.

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 12-10-2012, 12:51 PM
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(12-10-2012, 12:50 PM)CRAusmus Wrote: How do you find these beautiful brushes? Everyday it seems I am tempted by something Teiste has discovered or long knew about.

Thanks for another wonderful review.

Teiste is a wonderful enabler to all!

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 12-10-2012, 12:58 PM
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Here's my drawing that I made for Rudy, if someone is interested to turn one on a lathe:

[Image: rvantigua.jpg]

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 12-10-2012, 01:06 PM
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  • Johnny
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I also have one of these great little brushes. I find the hair is more inline with the Semogue 1438 both in knot and loft and the tips feel about the same. The handle is a little larger than the 1438 handle. One difference between mine and Teiste's is that mine does not have the neat writing on the bottom of the handle.

At the time I got mine the Portuguese Online Shop was out so Emanuel helped me translate another site and I ordered from them.

The wooden box is great for storing blades in.

   

   

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 12-10-2012, 01:10 PM
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(12-10-2012, 12:58 PM)edgerunner Wrote: Here's my drawing that I made for Rudy, if someone is interested to turn one on a lathe:

Boris, would you show an image of the finished brush?

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 12-10-2012, 01:47 PM
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The only difference from my dimensions is that Rudy made the top edge sharper with a smaller radius.

[Image: rvd013.jpg]

If somebody can make me another handle like this in different colours, let me know!

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 12-10-2012, 02:42 PM
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  • Teiste
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Nice brush , Boris ! And that shavemac hair ... mmmmm gloria bendita , as we say in Spanish (holy glory).

Johnny : mine is even an very rare brush , since only 15 were made (If I remember correctly) with the ABB logo on the bottom.

Am I an enabler ? I could say the same about 90% of members here who post quality threads ! Biggrin

As I said , for its price , unless you are very madly in love with the handle , there are better options in the Semogue catalog.

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 12-10-2012, 03:59 PM
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(12-10-2012, 01:47 PM)edgerunner Wrote: The only difference from my dimensions is that Rudy made the top edge sharper with a smaller radius.

[Image: rvd013.jpg]

If somebody can make me another handle like this in different colours, let me know!

Thanks Boris, that is the one!

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 12-10-2012, 04:00 PM
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I meant the words as a compliment Teiste!

I always look forward to perusing your thorough reviews and accompanying photos Smile

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 12-10-2012, 04:03 PM
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(12-10-2012, 04:00 PM)Agravic Wrote: I meant the words as a compliment Teiste!

I always look forward to perusing your thorough reviews and accompanying photos Smile

Thank you and I was kidding.I feel the same when I read some of the threads in this section.Honestly , everytime I read a thread from some fine gentlemen here , I feel like spending and spending and more spending money in brushes.

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 12-10-2012, 04:10 PM
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The knot looks very similar to the 620/1438/1520. I really like the look of the handle.

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 12-10-2012, 04:13 PM
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  • Teiste
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(12-10-2012, 04:10 PM)lt114 Wrote: The knot looks very similar to the 620/1438/1520. I really like the look of the handle.

Yeah , thats true , but as I said , this one feels softer than those other 3.

I do have a very rare one , due to the ABB on the bottom , so maybe this contains the blend of bristles I was saying , the 75% tops and the 90% premium ones.

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 12-10-2012, 04:37 PM
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(12-10-2012, 04:03 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-10-2012, 04:00 PM)Agravic Wrote: I meant the words as a compliment Teiste!

I always look forward to perusing your thorough reviews and accompanying photos Smile

Thank you and I was kidding.I feel the same when I read some of the threads in this section.Honestly , everytime I read a thread from some fine gentlemen here , I feel like spending and spending and more spending money in brushes.

You are not the only one! RolleyesBiggrin

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