I've been reading with interest (an appreciation) this thread and others as I was determining which boar would be my next. So many great ideas. I'm really down to deciding among the 620/830, and 1250/1305/1800. I am down to my last comparison but I submit some final questions to the Brothers of the Boar:
-The 620 & 830 seem similar but I am leaning towards wood rather than acrylic handles. What knots of these are comparable to the wooden handle models? Do the 820 and 1250 have the same knot?
-It looks like the 1250/1305/1800 have some similarities. The 1305 gets a lot of love but I think I'm partial to natural wood handles. Does anyone know who the hair type and knots of the 1250 and 1800 stack up?
-I see that the knots have various quality descriptions such as 75% extra, 90% premium, 75% mixed with 90%, etc. Any wisdom on if any of that matters?
-The SOC: Looks like the wood handle and stamped in logo is a difference. Is the knot different/same as any of my other choices?