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Semogue 2020 Badger Shaving Brush


Ex Tax: 25.20€

Product Code:
Shaving Brush
Weight (grs.):
55 grs.


Semogue 2020 Badger Shaving Brush - The Portugal Online Shop - Semogue

Product Details:

- Handle Height: 53mm
- Knot Height: 54mm
- Knot Diameter: 22mm
- Overall Height: 109mm
- Best Badger
- Support: 0010 | 0030

The Semogue 2020 Best Badger Shaving Brush combines pure and super badger hair for the best shaving preparation imaginable. This particular model comes with a superior crafted wooden handle and features the trademark metal ring that supports the badger hairs by keeping them in place. The unique Semogue turned oak handle from Portugal provides a balanced ergonomic grip and stunning looks.

Weight: approx. 55gr
Made in Portugal.

Born in 1955, the Semogue Shaving Brushes factory continues to be a family company that remains faithful to the handcrafted production process of its products. With its doors open in the same building where it was born, Semogue continues to paint tradition, giving form to an object that continues to have no direct competitor.

Strokes of a story

In the year 1954, a Lisbon businessman by the name António Augusto da Cruz decided to include in his range of products, the shaving brush. With the intent of starting this new activity, he contacts a company in Praia da Aguda, Vila Nova de Gaia that manufactures brushes for the construction industry. After a round of talks, the production process begins, followed by the commercialization of the products. The business' success was a total surprise.

However, an unexpected situation arises. The owner decides to immigrate to South America, which meant that new installations had to be found in order to continue manufacturing the product. In January 1955, the company António Augusto da Cruz is founded in Vila Nova de Gaia, by António Augusto da Cruz, whose production manager is Francisco dos Santos Gomes.

In September 1975, the company is bought by Francisco dos Santos Gomes, who baptized the company Francisco dos Santos Gomes, and invited his son, Manuel Gomes, to collaborate with this project and give the company continuity. It is at this time that the brand is named Semogue, a name that has remained until present day. With the death of Francisco Gomes in October 2000, his son Manuel Francisco da Silva Gomes, assumes, by succession, the company's leadership... and that is how the Manuel Francisco da Silva Gomes. company is born.


In its origin, Semogue had as its philosophy the introduction of its products in northern Portugal, seeing as the Excelsior brand was going strong in the southern part of the country. Today, both brands compete side by side in different product segments, representing an average annual production of 120.000 units.The shaving machines simply cannot erase this familiar and handcrafted tradition, but the truth is that together with shaving cream, they do take away some of the shaving brush's market share.

The resistant shaving brush, in badger or pig bristle, finds its main clients in luxurious shops, perfume stores and even in large supermarkets.

Besides the Portuguese market, the Semogue brand has found admirers of their traditional shaving brushes abroad, exporting mainly to countries such as: Spain, United States of America, France, Canada, Ireland and Germany.

In the year 2010, the brand celebrated 55 years in the beards of a tradition that this Portuguese company does not want to let disappear.


Brush Details
Hair Type Best Badger
Knot 22mm
Loft 54mm
Product Evaluations
Number of Reviews : 1
Average Grade : 4 /5
P. Larry
  on 24/08/2017
I really like the Semogue shaving brushes, this is my second, and a step or two down from the one I have been using for a couple of years. I purchased two shaving brushes, both are rated as Best Badger. The quality of the wooden handle is top notch with a very nice shape, it could be slightly larger but is more than fine as it is. The Badger hair seems of very good quality and feels very good on the face. Where I discount this brush is the density of the knot. I would like to have another 20-25% hair in this brush and I would rate it excellent. The hair needs to be supported around mid length to load it with soap from a hard puck (puck has been sitting for several minutes with very hot water on it before I load the brush) and needs a little more time to develop a proper bowl of shave ready cream. Very good quality all around, no hairs shedding in the 5 to 6 shaves I have used it for at this time, but somewhat slender in the knot density in my opinion.

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