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I meander along to the beat of a different drummer in many things, that may be why I went for the Semoge 610 and 820.
Arkolyte, BOTOC, SWA (Secret Weber Alliance), TOFLAC-U, 2013 Shave Sabbatical Participant
I have a 620 that I face lather with... works great.
so the 1305 isn't good for a good facelathering?
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You could face lather with the 1305 but the 620 has a shorter loft so won't be as floppy
Can't go wrong with a Semogue,I have a 620 and a SOC boar and I use both for creams,soaps,face lathering,bowl,scuttle you name it.I'll probably pick up another Semogue down the line,very versatile brushes IMHO.
Gerry,Proud member of BOTOC
The only Semogue I've used is my 1460.
My first impression was that given the amount of 'backbone' this thing has that it would be primarily for face lathering. But I've used it exclusively for bowl lathering and the performance has been outstanding. Given that this is one of their least expensive brushes, I'd imagine that virtually any Semogue boar brush would be great.
And I haven't even broken it in yet as for some reason I let it fall back in the rotation too soon after I bought it. I'm keeping it out now, hoping to see it morph into something even better.
Nothing exceeds like excess.
For a do everything brush, the little 1460 or 1470 is hard to beat.
Still taking nourishment and breathing.
I've had good luck with my 1305 and 830. The 830 has very soft tips.
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I just gave in and ordered the 620. I can't wait until it arrives, hopefully I won't be dissapointed.
Semogue 620! Great backbone, and mine softened up soooo much within the first month of use. Good price, and good quality...can't beat that!
The 620 is a good choice. I have the SOC, the 1305, 830, and the 620. The 1305 is my least favorite, a little too floppy, but they are all fine brushes. Just don't expect miracles, they take a while to break in.
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I love facelathering with my 1305. Besides the great knot, it has a great handle: fits my paw perfectly, better than any of my other Semogues. I just got a 1250 for a little under $16 from Vintage Scent. Same handle, only with wood finish, and blond piggy knot. Beautiful brush, slightly different feel from the 1305.
Whatever you order, you're gonna be happy. Just give it a little time to break in.