I can't believe this has not been reviewed yet.
I got this brush on a whim from Vintagescent.com. After having it a couple of months, I find I am using this brush almost exclusively, my badger hardly gets used.
First thing I noticed was that this brush had no skunky smell when it got wet that other boars I own all have. For example any Omega brush I have owned has had it. In itself its no big deal, but not having to use Borax to get rid of this smell was a nice plus.
The brush took very little to break it in and now I have to say its makes the best lather of all my brushes including the badgers I have. It works great with soaps and creams and created mounds of rich lather, especially when used to face lather. It becomes very soft when soaked, but still firm enough to provide a great feel of the bristles on the face.
Semogue brushes feature a metal ring around the bristles, the ring is there as an added measure to hold the bristles in place. As you will see in the pictures, the brush has a very old-time barbershop look which I just love. The product screams quality and as far as I know they are still made using the same traditional brushmaking processes in by a family business Portugal. Overall this quality is better than Omega IMHO and I prefer to buy from a smaller family business.
If you want to buy a boar, this is the one you should buy.