Which one should be my first Semogue?

Which should be my first Semogue?


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62
Location
Brighton
Hi guys, I am about to buy a little cousin for my Proraso brush. I have decided to go with Semogue, and I was wondering between the 620, the 830?\/1305 and (less than the others) the 1800. To those of you who would like to vote, I would like to ask you if you want to share with me the reason why you would prefer one over the others. I face lather exclusively and mainly use cream and soft soaps. Very occasionally stick and hard soap.

Thank you to anyone who will take the time to vote and post a comment. Cheers ;)
 
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632
Location
Plymouth, Devon
I have the 830 and the 1800. Both are great brushes and you won't go wrong with either of them. I read a fair amount on Semogue brushes before purchasing and the 620 is also a very highly rated brush.

The 830 is regarded as the softest of the bunch and I can confirm this when comparing it to my 1800. If you're after a soft boar, this is probably the one to choose.

I've personally voted for the 1800 as I love the handle and the balance of backbone, softness and 'scritch'.
 
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Danielsan87
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62
Location
Brighton
I have the 830 and the 1800. Both are great brushes and you won't go wrong with either of them. I read a fair amount on Semogue brushes before purchasing and the 620 is also a very highly rated brush.

The 830 is regarded as the softest of the bunch and I can confirm this when comparing it to my 1800. If you're after a soft boar, this is probably the one to choose.
I've personally voted for the 1800 as I love the handle and the balance of backbone, softness and 'scritch'.
Thank you sir for your very detailed explanation. Cheers
 
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2,488
Location
West Sussex, UK
Thank you. would you say the 620 splays enough to perform a nice massage to the face, and the 830 splays totally flat like a well used badger brush?
I get almost no splay with the 6 series brushes, which is ideal as it's the tips which create the lather and gives a soft yet scrubby face feel. The 8 Series doesn't splay flat but not far off, I find their lather creation and face feel to be inferior for face lathering but superior for bowl lathering.
 
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