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Semogue Boar Brush Chart

I decided to compile some information on Somogue's boar brushes, as I've been searching for a dedicated face latherer, and kept getting confused about the different types of bristle. So here it is, let me know if anyone wants me to add any other info to it:

Brush
Bristle Type
Material
Loft
Handle
Diameter
830Premium 90% Tops - DyedAcrylic554422
1305Premium 90% Tops - DyedPainted Wood555322
1800Extra 75% Tops + Premium
90% Tops - Dyed
Wood555322
610Best 90% TopsAcrylic504321
820Best 90% TopsAcrylic554522
1250Best 90% TopsWood555322
1460Best 90% TopsPainted Wood504821
1470Best 90% TopsWood504821
2030BBest 90% TopsMetal575622
620Extra 75% Tops - DyedAcrylic504321
1438Extra 75% Tops - DyedPainted Wood504521
1520Extra 75% Tops - DyedPainted Wood504821
2000Super 70% TopsWood605225
SOCSpecial Grade BoarWood555724
 
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That's really useful, thanks - I'm still looking for another Semogue brush, and I keep flipping back and forth between vendor pages to compare specifications :001_smile
 
So....

Best<Extra<Premium<Super<Special?
Not too sure on the hierarchy exactly, but I believe in terms of of softness it goes:

Premium > Best > Extra > Super.

Obviously softer will mean less backbone. I'm not sure where I'd put the SOC bristle, but from this thread, the SOC is very similar to the 1250:
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/271029-Semogue-1800-vs-1305
According to Leon, it is:

Special > Premium > Super > Extra > Best

And according to vintagescent's website, the Semogue 2000 features: "White Premium 90% tops mixed with White Super 70% tops", with a 60mm loft.

Hope it helps! :wink2:
 
According to Leon, it is:

Special > Premium > Super > Extra > Best

And according to vintagescent's website, the Semogue 2000 features: "White Premium 90% tops mixed with White Super 70% tops", with a 60mm loft.

Hope it helps! :wink2:
I understood some of what they were saying on that site, Portuguese isn't too different from Spanish, but is Leon connected with Semogue? And I fixed the loft on the 2000, Lee's had a different number.
 
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