01-22-2013, 11:23 AM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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I thought the Semogue Limited Edition was sold out, but realized that they aren't. Now my brain has vapor-lock.

Part of me really loves the idea of a custom brush, but the other part of me wants one of those Semogues.

What would you do, Shave Nook?

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 01-22-2013, 11:39 AM
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  • DLP
  • Active Member
  • Missouri
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buy both. Sell the one you don't like.

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 01-22-2013, 11:41 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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That would be nice, but isn't really in the cards. I don't have that much available cash.

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 01-22-2013, 11:43 AM
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Custom is my thought. It holds more value to me knowing that it was made for me with my input.

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 01-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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  • Amzimbo
  • Smooth as a fresh shaven diplomat
  • New Jersey and Mozambique
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Grab the Semogue LE while you can. You can order the custom at your leisure when you're ready.

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 01-22-2013, 12:42 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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(01-22-2013, 12:11 PM)Amzimbo Wrote: Grab the Semogue LE while you can. You can order the custom at your leisure when you're ready.

Bingo, the brush may even gain a little bit of value once they are officially sold out and if you don't like it you can get some extra money to put towards your custom. Worst case scenario is you buy the LE for $75, break it in, sell it for $50 (to me) and then buy your custom.

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 01-22-2013, 01:03 PM
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If the SE brush appeals to you (ie you like the handle and mixed knots) then buy it. You can always get the custom later and the custom will likely be more expensive. Should be easy to resell the SE.

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 01-22-2013, 01:26 PM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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That's the thing, I've never used a mixed knot so I have no idea. But I love my 1305 and SOC 2-Band, so I know I like the handle and the build quality.

OTOH, the handle shape and material I have picked out for the custom really appeals to me.

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 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Semogue custom first, custom made second.

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 01-22-2013, 07:40 PM
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(01-22-2013, 01:26 PM)Songwind Wrote: That's the thing, I've never used a mixed knot so I have no idea. But I love my 1305 and SOC 2-Band, so I know I like the handle and the build quality.

OTOH, the handle shape and material I have picked out for the custom really appeals to me.

Tough choice then if you really only want to buy one more. I would get both and then try to pick one, like others said.

These things may be helpful: the SE is a bit similar to the SOC but with more backbone. So if you would like something even more different than what you already have, maybe go for the custom. If you prefer wood handles, stick with the SOC and go for your custom. But unless your handle material is very hard to come by, I imagine the custom could wait.

On second thought, maybe get both and pick between the SOC and SE which one you want to keep (both would be very easy to resell).

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 01-22-2013, 08:58 PM
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  • Songwind
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Hmm. I'm not sure I'd want *more* backbone on my SOC. That's an excellent point.

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 01-22-2013, 09:15 PM
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Eric, what a dilemma! i would have to go with the LE as they are limited and you can always sell it if you don't care for it and get the custom one. Good luck.

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 01-22-2013, 09:20 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Go with the Special Edition. For it's price it's a great brush. The handle is awesome and the knot is almost perfect IMO.

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 01-23-2013, 03:49 AM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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I agree... Go with the SE.

Though few things beat a custom, the SE is limited and the hair mix is very interesting... Plus in no time, you'll see WTB posts for it, once it's sold out...

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 01-23-2013, 04:11 AM
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(01-22-2013, 08:58 PM)Songwind Wrote: Hmm. I'm not sure I'd want *more* backbone on my SOC. That's an excellent point.

I should have qualified my experience with the fact that my SE is not broken in yet. I don't think it is harsh or stick-like at all. If you like the SOC badger, I think you will like the SE.

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 01-23-2013, 07:30 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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As others have mentioned you'll have no issue on selling the Semogue SE in the unlikely event it doesn't suit your tastes...

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 01-23-2013, 09:14 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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My choice may have been made for me, as there was a miscommunication about the availability of the material.

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 01-23-2013, 11:18 AM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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I pulled the trigger on the SE, and added some Musgo Real Spiced Citrus cream to bump it over the $80 mark for shipping.

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 01-23-2013, 11:34 AM
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Let us know what you think; I think you will really enjoy it!

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 01-25-2013, 10:12 PM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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It came in today. It's a very beautiful brush, handle and knot both.

I shaved with it, as the baby made me miss my shave this morning. It's already as soft as my regular SOC badger, I think. I could feel the boar bristles on my face, which was interesting.

I can see that this brush and I will get along well.

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