This is my first boar brush, my other brushes are all Simpsons badgers. This brush is a great brush for soaps, I haven't tried it with creams yet. It works as well as badgers costing ten times as much!
Great little brush
The brush has good backbone and loads up a nice amount of lather. One of my go to boar bristle brushes. Worth the money and I highly recommend it.
Love this brush!
This is a very fine brush, especially for the money. Good backbone , works up a good lather, but not too stiff at all, and it breaks in very well and is getting a bit softer as it goes along. Lost only a couple of bristles and it looks elegant. Frankly, why spend more?
Good choice for a first brush
I bought the Semogue 830 as my first brush after abandoning my cartridges. It's been a good choice so far. It didn't stink, even when new. After soaking for five minutes while I brush my hair and teeth it's ready to lather up. I haven't practiced enough with soaps to comment, but I get a thick, low volume lather with the creams I've tried so far. The bristles are soft enough not to be scratchy or irritating. When it's time for a new brush, I might try one with less loft, but I imagine I'll stay with Semogue boar.