After being disappointed with the thin lather that my Classic Samurai brush had been making, I decided to pick up a Semogue Owners Club in boar. At $24, it seemed like a pretty good deal and I love the cherry wood handle. I had my first shave with it tonight and was very impressed with the lather that it build and how soft it feels, even right out of the box. Its certainly less scrubby than some of the Omega boars Ive had and if it softens up like most boars do, it should be a wonderful brush in a month or so. I really wanted to like the Classic Samurai, as it was kind of a cool combination with my Feather Artist Club razor but it just didnt build very good lather.