What's new
  • Guest
    As per our long standing policy of not permitting medical advice on the forum - all threads concerning the Coronavirus will be locked.
    For more info on the coronavirus please see the link below:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

The Summer of Semogue

From left to right in front, the 1460, 1800 and 1520 arrived - did I say that I love Semogue wooden handled brushes?

After one experience with a new painted brush peeling (not Semogue, BTW), I now take the brush out of it packaging, put my nose right up to the paint and sniff. If I can smell any paint smell, I let the paint cure for a few weeks until I cannot smell anything before using the brush, so I won't use the 1460 or 1520 for a couple of more weeks, but I do plan to use the 1800 this week. Can't wait!

They look so happy, right?

20210328_155032172_iOS.jpg
 

Rhody

I'm a Lumberjack.
From left to right in front, the 1460, 1800 and 1520 arrived - did I say that I love Semogue wooden handled brushes?

After one experience with a new painted brush peeling (not Semogue, BTW), I now take the brush out of it packaging, put my nose right up to the paint and sniff. If I can smell any paint smell, I let the paint cure for a few weeks until I cannot smell anything before using the brush, so I won't use the 1460 or 1520 for a couple of more weeks, but I do plan to use the 1800 this week. Can't wait!

They look so happy, right?

View attachment 1243095
Summer is off to a good start
 
My new Torga C5 boar arrived now ... This is a fabulous brush, right out of the box at first shave (I never cared to "break in" other than by ordinary use from day 1). Resembles another of my favourite boars, the Omega 10029 "baby pro", the Torga is just a bit softer. I am very pleased that I became aware of is brush, thanks again for the comprehensive effort, @TBoner. Details of first shave at
 
I just got a 1305 to go with the 1250 and 1800.
I do like these 55mm lofts and the handles.
So do I. The scrub of the 620 is special, but I do find I return to the 1250 and 1800 often.

I used my 830 this morning. The lather was spectacular, and I really enjoyed the facefeel: soft without ever feeling floppy or insubstantial.

@Jens I am glad to read that you are enjoying the Torga C5. I will have to revisit it again this week.

I am nearing a point where I want to divest myself of everything but Semogues. The boars work for me, the mixed brushes work for me, and nothing else works better (most things don't work as well). It looks as though summer of 2021 will be one for Semogues as well in my den.
 
The 830 really is amazing. I can't believe I nearly sold it. It has finally broken in to the point where it just creates a huge volume of lather. The feel is unique - a silvertip of boar - and the plexi handle is slightly more comfortable due to its size than that of the 620 or 610. I still prefer the SOC-style handles, but the 830 would make an excellent daily driver in every respect, and because it is more dense than the otherwise identically-haired 1305, it's a totally unique brush in the lineup.
 
The 830 really is amazing. I can't believe I nearly sold it. It has finally broken in to the point where it just creates a huge volume of lather. The feel is unique - a silvertip of boar - and the plexi handle is slightly more comfortable due to its size than that of the 620 or 610. I still prefer the SOC-style handles, but the 830 would make an excellent daily driver in every respect, and because it is more dense than the otherwise identically-haired 1305, it's a totally unique brush in the lineup.
I definitely love the 830.

I definitely agree it's the silvertip of the boar world.

I feel the 1800, 830 and 620 is all one needs to experience the full spectrum of boar brushes.

But need and want are two different things right?!
 
Top Bottom