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Simpson Brushes

Postby Thug » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:53 pm

Was over at their website http://www.simpsonshavingbrushes.com/index.html and was gobsmacked at the some of the prices when converted back into ZAR's

Some priced up to R7k landed! :o

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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby ShaveHavenSA » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:53 pm

I feel a bit light headed and whoozeee after those prices. But does look like a decent brush
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:47 pm

[list=][/list]Excellent brushes known for extremely dense knots. Some people do find them a bit scratchy though. Very expensive!

Was involved in trade negotiations with them, but the exchange rate and shipping cost made the landed cost higher than the suggested retail price.

Still, very good brushes (although Simpson's has now merged with Vulfix - business I suppose). Most wet shavers dream of owning a Simpson's Chubby 3. (around 3 thousand rand :shock: ).

I have a Simpson's Duke 2:

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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Thug » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:26 pm

They do look like great brushes and have some rave reviews.

I see that over at The Shave Nook forum, they offered a limited edition run of M6's with Manchurian Badger at a price of GBP100, which sold out within a couple of weeks.. So there definitely is a requirement for a well made brush.

But a little beyond my price bracket.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby panthera » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:36 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:[list=][/list]Excellent brushes known for extremely dense knots. Some people do find them a bit scratchy though. Very expensive!

Was involved in trade negotiations with them, but the exchange rate and shipping cost made the landed cost higher than the suggested retail price.

Still, very good brushes (although Simpson's has now merged with Vulfix - business I suppose). Most wet shavers dream of owning a Simpson's Chubby 3. (around 3 thousand rand :shock: ).

I have a Simpson's Duke 2:

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A Duke 2 in Best is very high on my AD list!! How do you find the performance? Do you face lather?

I have heard these are one of the best brushes in the market in terms of performing well across a range of lathering styles and also represent relatively good value (...still expensive but not so much when compared to a chubby 3 in super!).
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:49 pm

panthera wrote:
RiverValleyTrading wrote:[list=][/list]Excellent brushes known for extremely dense knots. Some people do find them a bit scratchy though. Very expensive!

Was involved in trade negotiations with them, but the exchange rate and shipping cost made the landed cost higher than the suggested retail price.

Still, very good brushes (although Simpson's has now merged with Vulfix - business I suppose). Most wet shavers dream of owning a Simpson's Chubby 3. (around 3 thousand rand :shock: ).

I have a Simpson's Duke 2:

10438454_585460478267257_7804018809830229928_n.jpg


A Duke 2 in Best is very high on my AD list!! How do you find the performance? Do you face lather?

I have heard these are one of the best brushes in the market in terms of performing well across a range of lathering styles and also represent relatively good value (...still expensive but not so much when compared to a chubby 3 in super!).

I face lather and bowl lather. Depends what soap or cream I'm using.

The Simpsons brushes are very dense and do hold a lot water. Always get a good lather. The Duke is also small enough to make a nice travel brush.

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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:24 pm

Bumping an old topic here but seems appropriate . Bit the bullet and bought this .


http://www.simpsonshavingbrushes.com/cg ... M6TORTBEST

Would love to own one of those Manchurian ones but cant see it being worth it at just over twice the price .

From the few posts I have read seems like best is the sweet spot in badger hair grade from simpsons .
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Thug » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:29 pm

Congrats Dini, the M6 is great brush.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby DAVEP » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:44 pm

Nice one dini that looks a lekker brush.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:56 pm

Awesome brush dini. Wow!

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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:17 pm

That's a beauty, I'd be happy to break it in for you... Forever

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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Stubble » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:05 am

What a beaut. At the moment the wee scot is all I can even dare to look at. Love the tortoise shell look. Let us know how it performs.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:33 am

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Arrived today .
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby DAVEP » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:02 am

Very nice I like
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby deepsouth » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:29 am

That's a good looking brush right there ! Congrats!
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:45 am

dini wrote:Image

Arrived today .


Awesome dini. :thumbup:
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Thug » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:21 am

Awesome brush Dini!!

BTW, anyone wanting a Simpson brush?
They are having there normal Black Friday sale on the 25th but will have limited quantities. I bought my Chubby 2 Synthetic on their BFS last year.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:16 pm

Thug wrote:Awesome brush Dini!!

BTW, anyone wanting a Simpson brush?
They are having there normal Black Friday sale on the 25th but will have limited quantities. I bought my Chubby 2 Synthetic on their BFS last year.



Also , waiting for the sale but I suspect it will be mostly the Manchurian badger range on the sale .

Either way, not paying that much for hair harvested from rare two headed , six legged , silk haired badgers which are hunted only by hauntingly beautiful virgins on a new moon night on the 29th of February . Apparently such is the rarity of the Manchurian badger .
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:15 pm

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So a few thoughts on these brushes . I only face lather so that will have to be taken into account . Pic is for comparison purposes on size and density .

- the best badger grade seems to be the sweet spot in value in the simpsons ranges .
- I find the Manchurian grade scratchy . The duke 3 is the the only manchurian I have
- The synthethics knots are bulb shaped . I do not like the feel or the behavior of them . At all . Considering I have other synthetic fibre brushes in a fan shape knot , I cannot see the reason for the bulb shaped knots . For that reason they might be sold .
- The duke 3 and the m6 are ideal sizes for face lathering . The chubby 2 is like an out of control car . Lather everywhere . The chubby 3 must be like a full on out of control truck , I assume . I shall have to find out :mrgreen:
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby deepsouth » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:31 pm

What a family ! Awesome, let me know if you're purging a synth...
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