Curious everyone's thoughts now that your break-in period is over. This was a well hyped brush on this board for some time and it appears to have fallen off in communication of late.
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It's a brilliant brush, like a smaller, scrubbier '09 LE. Great backbone, nice soft tips, lathers like a hungry beast and fits my hand and face nicely.
I love it.
Anybody looking to part ways with one, let me know please. Im a 100% boar convert and looking for some cool brushes!
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Any pictures? I'm a huge Semogue fan.
And does anybody want to compare/contrast it with other boar brushes like, say, the Semogue 620 or Omega 49? (in other words, those are my 2 boars and I'm really curious to how the 2010 compares!!!)
There is not much similarity to the Omega 49. The loft is much shorter and the bristles are much different. I don't have a 620, but based on the geometry it is closer. The 620 is said to be much stiffer before breaking, though.
I own a Custom 2010 and a 1305, and I have to tell you, I prefer the knot on the 1305. It feels much softer when face-lathering, and it seems to bite into soaps better and produces a better, richer lather in less time and with less effort.
The Custom handle feels better in my hand, though, and I like the extra weight of the acrylic handle.
I'll probably get a few more boar brushes in the next year or so. An SOC will be one of them, and possibly an Omega Bambino. I'm looking at some of the other Semogues that have acrylic handles and a knot similar to the 1305, but so far, I haven't even gotten as far as to put one in a shopping cart, let alone pull the trigger.
I just got an RV LE '11 (#15/75) and that's been drawing my attention away from the two Semogues ... but I'm definitely part of the Boar Brigade now. Although I had ignored them for the first 3 years of my wet-shaving odyssey, I'm kicking myself now for having wasted so much time before I found out what really, really good lathering can be like.
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I still dont think I'm a boar guy, but I'd feel naked with out one around, and this is IMO the best boar brush I have ever tried.... so its the only one I have around I like the short loft and its the most dense boar I'v used, plus I love the handle and colors win/win
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I think the 2010LE is a great brush but I prefer the SOC. I am still keeping the LE but it doesn't command top boar spot in my den. And like everyone else with the RV LE I am using the heck out of it at the moment.
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Just a note of clarification, this is not the 2010 Semogue LE; it was a custom group buy organized by B&B members.
There is a 2010 LE which was a silvertip badger brush.
That said, itīs now my nš1 brush, despite the dense knot but I overcame that with extra loading any soap! :D
I too find strange itīs not talked about around here...
But I LIKE to wipe my blades!
Soft Tips, scrubbiness enhanced.
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Is that the O ring I keep hearing about? Where do you get those?
I found some in plumbing. You may want something a few mm smaller than the knot size: in http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...is-here!/page2 Darjeeling Express mentioned using an 18-mm ring with the Colonel, which is specified to have a 22-mm knot. See also http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...atents-pending) and http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...t-Target/page8
Caveats: with the brushes I have tried to o-ring, the change in density is not uniform. I tend to see a denser band of hair around the circumference, while the center of the brush remains about the same as before. This procedure also tends to make the knot seem more bulb-shaped, and can even add a point to a bulb.
I also use the nice silicone rings available in many different colors from the Target pharmacy- they use these to color code different prescriptions for multiple family members.