02-05-2013, 09:13 PM
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  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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If you were limited to a five brush rotation/collection, which brushes would make the cut? My five would be:

Vie-Long J.L. Petree Silvertip -perhaps the best face lathering brush I have ever used.

Vie-Long Beehive Silvertip

Simpson Douglas (57 in Two Band)

Simpson M7 Manchurian

Simpson Ehsan

What brushes would you choose?

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 02-05-2013, 09:33 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Well, based on my current brush inventory only and in no particular order:

1. Omega 35
2. Omega 37
3. Omega 40
4. Semogue TSN 2012 LE
5. Semogue 1438 or 208

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 02-06-2013, 01:55 AM
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1. Morris & Forndran Stubby 2.5 XL Old Stock Rooney Finest 2-Band
2. Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian Butterscotch
3. Rooney Stubby 2XL 2-Band
4. Vie Long Silvertip Beehive Butterscotch
5. Shavemac 167 Tortoise 3-Band Silvertip Extra Dense Custom Made 23 mm knot/44 mm loft Fan

I have 25-30 honorable mentions Biggrin

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 02-06-2013, 02:09 AM
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1. Duke 2 Best Badger
2. Omega 37 Boar (lathered twice)
3. Omega 35 Boar (unused)
4. Vulfix Super Badger 660S
(5. Semogue 830 - on its way)

That's my entire inventory!!

Early days for me but I've accumulated these in about 4-5 months. The Omegas just arrived from Connaught's - ordered on Johnny's recommendation.

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 02-06-2013, 02:36 AM
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  • VTMAX
  • Banned
  • Woodstock, Vermont
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1.) Somerset Simpson Chubby 2 three band super
2.) Somerset Simpson Chubby 2 two band super
3.) Somerset Simpson Chubby 3 Extra Super (aka...Manchurian)
4.) Isle of Man Butterscotch Chubby 2 Manchurian
5.). Rooney Heritage 2XL ( original gel like tips)

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 02-06-2013, 03:02 AM
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1. Omega No. 48
2. Omega No. 98
3. (position currently vacant)
4. Simpsons Polo 10 custom 2-band Super
5. (position currently vacant)

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 02-06-2013, 04:49 AM
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  • tgutc
  • Senior Member
  • Michigan
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1. SOC 2 Band Cherry Handle
2. Simpson Duke 3 Best Badger
3. Semogue TSN LE Boar/Badger
4. SOC Special Edition 2012
5. Semogue 1800

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 02-06-2013, 06:39 AM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Well , if you ask me today :

1.Simpson Duke 3 best badger
2.WSP The Monarch HMW
3.Semogue LE 2010 selected silvertip
4.WSP The Prince silvertip
5.Simpson Classic 1 best badger

1.Semogue 1250/IB LE Tricolore
2.Semogue 1305
3.Omega (Proraso)
4.Semogue 1800
5.Omega 10275

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 02-06-2013, 08:02 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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1}Shavemac badger
2}Omega 48
3}Semogue Owner's club
4}Semogue 1460
5}Semogue 1325

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 02-06-2013, 08:10 AM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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Of my current brushes:

1. Semogue SOC SE 2012
2. WSP Prince in Finest
3. Simpson Commodore X2
4. Semogue SOC 2-band
5. Semogue 1305 or Omega 49. They are really neck and neck right now.

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 02-06-2013, 10:29 AM
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  • njpaddy
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  • Central New Jersey
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I only have 7 so it's not that hard to single out 5. In no particular order the 5 are:

Simpson Rover
Simpson Duke 1
T&H 1/Med (the newest)
Rooney 3/1
Rooney 1/1

The 2 Thaters don't make the cut.

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 02-06-2013, 10:49 AM
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Just 5?!

Mine would be:

- Rooney 2XL
- Shavemac 3 band D01 944 (22/50) or TSN LE (pretty much same thing)
- WSP Monarch 2 band
- Le Tuft Beehive
- Simpson Douglas

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 02-06-2013, 11:25 AM
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I've only got three!

Simpsons Colonel X2L - best
Omega 48 - boar
Coates Fitzwilliam - pure

If all I could ever afford was an Omega 48 then that'd be fine with me although I'm looking forward to a Vulfix Mayfair boar and I love the bulbous shape of the Vulfix 223x series. As far as those brushes that are well out of the reach of my meagre means, the Simpsons Jubilee in Manchurian is the ne plus ultra with an honourable mention to Mr Rodney Neep's wondrous Dreadnought with a 28mm extra silvertip.

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 02-06-2013, 12:06 PM
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  • CMur12
  • Semogueiro de Coração
  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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My top five:

Semogue 2040 (silvertip)
Semogue 2015 (silvertip)
Semogue 730 (silvertip)
Semogue 830 (boar)
Semogue 1305 (boar)

- Murray

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 02-06-2013, 12:40 PM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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I have been asking myself a similar question, more along the lines of which of my brushes am I willing to part with, and which are my definite keepers. Answering this may help me to make a step toward further downsizing.

In no particular order:

Simpsons Astor 90th Anniversary LE
Simpsons M7 Silvertip, Gary Young LE
Morris & Forndran Blonde Badger (handle is basically Rooney style 1, size 2)
Simpsons Chubby 2 Super 3-band
Morris & Forndran 3-band Super

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 02-06-2013, 02:01 PM
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  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Madison, WI
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@ Phil: FIVE!??! What kind of insanity are you suggesting, man? FIVE?

OK, I'll play.

1. Simpson Duke 3 two band
2. Simpson Chubby 2 two band
3. Rooney Beehive two band
4. Vintage Kent KS5 reknotted with a TGN Finest
5. Thater 49125 series three band

But, I gotta say again...5? Only 5?

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 02-06-2013, 02:05 PM
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Omega 40033 Wide Waist Boar
Omega 10290 Boar
Omega 10065 Boar
Vie-Long BGS 2012 LE Butterscotch Beehive in Natural Horse
?

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 02-06-2013, 08:42 PM
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For, now, here they are, but no particular order:

1. WSP Stubby 2-band
2. Rooney Heritage Stubby 1&1XL 3-band
3. Rooney Heritage Stubby 1&2XL 2-band
4. Frank Shaving custom synthetic 24/48mm
5. reserved space for more, even though i have other duplicates

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 02-06-2013, 09:41 PM
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1- Simpson's Chubby 3 three band super
2- Simpson's Chubby 3 three band super
3- Morris & Forndran three band chubby
4- Rudy Vey/ WSP custom chubby HMW
5- Simpson's Milk Churn two band super

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 02-07-2013, 02:58 PM
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  • Crag
  • Senior Member
  • Menifee, Ca 92586
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1. Simpson's Chubby 2 in 2-band
2. Simpson's Astor
3. Rooney 1/1 Finest
4. M&F L7 24mm 55mm 2-band Manchurian in Faux Bone
5. SIMFIX Grosvenor LE 2-band Super

Biggrin

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