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(This post was last modified: 12-18-2017, 06:17 AM by kooshman7.)
Hello all,


It's been some time since I've made my own post. I'm usually a stalker of the brush forum, and the BST forum, and try to add in a comment where I think it would be helpful. This post is simply to share my Simpson brushes that I've collected over the years. I didn't want to drag it out over several photos, and did my best to put it all in one photo. Sometimes my energy is low and if I didn't just post it as-is, I might never get it up. While I love all the makers and their respective brushes, Simpson brushes hold a special place for me in my heart with the range of knot types and handles that can be had along with the engraving of a name with the handle. For me it is the full package, and I love the brushes whether in Pure, Best, 3-band Super, 2-band Super, Manchurian, or whatever else can come up. I hope the picture is enough to show the brushes mostly. I know some got blocked out of view a bit.


Top row L to R: Major Super, Captain 2 Best, Polo 8 Super, M7 Briarwood Manchurian (Ben74's old M7, absolute beauty!), Harvard 6 Best, Persian Jar 3 Best Pre-fix (maybe older), Persian Jar 3 Super Pre-fix, 58 Best, Tulip 4 Super, Tulip 3 Strawberry Swirl Manchurian


Second row down L to R: Key Hole 4 Best, Emperor 2 Super, Emperor 1 Super, Colonel X2L Best, M6 Manchurian, Milk Churn 2 Best, Chubby 3 Super Pre-fix, Chubby 3 Manchurian Candy Stripe, Chubby 2 Manchurian Amber, Chubby 2 2-band Silvertip in Black Marble, Chubby 2 2-band Silvertip (Same grade as 2-band Super)


Third row down L to R: Chubby 2 Super, Chubby 2 Best, Chubby 2 Synthetic, Chubby 1 Super, Beaufort 3 Pure, Special Best, Duke 3 Manchurian Walnut, Duke 2 Jubilee Manchurian, Duke 1 Best, Eagle 3 Pure, Commodore X2 (Likely 2-band)


Fourth row down L to R: Rover Best, P8 Best, Berkeley 46 Best, Classic 2 Best, Vintage Special Boar, Case Best


Last row: Wee Scot ivory Best with his Wee Scot Tortoiseshell Best brother

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#2
Beautiful collection and thank you for sharing the photo. Happy2

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Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
#3
Great post and picture. Love the center Persian Jars in the middle of the top row. Although I don't have any Simpson's that I have kept, there were a few special ones I am happy passed through my hands. They have done England/GB well. Enjoy the vast variety in rotation Koosh!
#4

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
That photo is amazing to behold. Thanks for taking the time to post, that’s an image that will not leave my mind anytime soon.
Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
– Mitch Hedberg
#5
Stunning!
Thanks for sharing.
#6
Thank you all for the compliments. I greatly appreciate them!

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#7
Beautiful collection - thanks for sharing!

Do you have a favorite?
#8
I do have some favorites, but what I reach for does change with time.

Right now I've been reaching for larger handles. I quite like the Chubby line, and honestly I could stick in that line almost exclusively and not be bored. The Pre-fix Chubby 3 Super is one of my favorites there. Soft, soft tips with just a bit of massage at the tips, and a wonderful looking handle. I like the modern Chubby brushes, but I like the curves on this one particularly.

If I'm looking for a small compact knot for a luxurious shave, I'm well served with the two Emperors due to the extra handle length, but even the Case, Berkeley, and Major would be excellent.

You don't see a lot of Milk Churns out there, and I love the handle shape. I've considered getting a much larger handle of this at times, and already did that with the Rover with an extra dense WSP 2-band knot.

The Eagle 3 is a good example of the type of fan knots I like from Simpson, and the Pure in this brush is quite soft while still having a bit of a massaging effect. Really a great brush for when I'm looking for something sort of similar to the Manchurians or 2-band Supers, but would like a bit less density.

Perhaps my favorite is the M7 that used to belong to Ben74. I hadn't realized it until tonight and responding to questions that over half of my Simpson brushes I am not the original owner of! 23/40 to be exact. It doesn't bother me one bit as several of my brushes that get comments are those that used to belong to someone else. It's sort of a statement piece to me in it is absolute perfection to me, and I'd never have it had I not purchased used. I'm starting to consider myself the brush adopter as I have so many brushes from someone else's den. lol

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#9
Great collection!
#10

Member
Canada
Amazing collection and that Candy Stripe Manchurian looks brand new.
Brushes. I can't stop buying brushes.

BTW have any brushes???


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