02-15-2013, 11:06 PM
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  • ben74
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Simpsons Milk Churn

   

I was perusing my brush collection and discovered I had an unused Simpsons Milk Churn...

   

So to remedy this, I used it for today's shave.

Ergonomically the handle is wonderful.
It features a lip similar to the Tulip,
which IMO assists with keeping any wayward lather off the handle.
It feels balanced and secure in the hand.
I love the symmetry of handle.
It has an overall simplicity of design, yet subtle detail adding interest and grip.

   

The knot is engraved as "Best"
It's clearly 2 band and feels more akin to "Super."
It's not too densely packed and delivers superb flow through.
Wonderful backbone and extremely navigable with it's focused bulb shape.
Minimal bloom and a hint of scritch.

   

Simply a wonderful little brush,
both in terms of form and functions!

   

Another overlooked little gem from Simpsons!

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 02-15-2013, 11:11 PM
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  • Teiste
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You take excellent pics , my friend.
Did you order that brush with super badger two band , or its one of those brushes with the best badger stamped , but with two band hair ?
I honestly think that the handle is a very nice one , but I have a Keyhole as a next Simpson brush...

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 02-15-2013, 11:14 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Beautiful pictures of a beautiful brush. I ran upstairs to see if I had any hidden, unused Simpson brushes and found myself empty handed.

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 02-15-2013, 11:23 PM
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Great review and pics Ben.

I have one that is stamped Best but has a super 2 band knot in. The box also has a super 2 band sticker too.

Mine is a bit more bulbous than yours. The handle feels great, I really must get it out!

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 02-15-2013, 11:25 PM
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  • ben74
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Teiste, I purchased it from a vendor a few years ago.
I believe from memory it's as you suggested: 2 band super, but stamped best.

It's funny that you mentioned the Key Hole.
I also found an used KH 2 in Best stashed away with the MC... Biggrin

   

   

   

Thank-you gentleman for your kind words! Blush

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 02-15-2013, 11:26 PM
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  • Teiste
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Thank you Ben , now I feel muuuuuuuuccchh better after seeing that KH2 brush...
Let us know when you try the Keyhole , but that best badger hair looks very , very nice.

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 02-15-2013, 11:27 PM
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The KH 2 is lined up for tomorrow's shave...

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 02-15-2013, 11:30 PM
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  • Teiste
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(02-15-2013, 11:27 PM)ben74 Wrote: The KH 2 is lined up for tomorrow's shave...

Excellent ! I would like to see some pics once is bloomed , and read your impressions of it.Im thinking between a KH 2 or 3 (the 4 seems a little big bigger for me).

Regarding the Milk Churn , yes , I know I will get it too in the future.The handle is such a stunning one.

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 02-15-2013, 11:43 PM
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Ben, that is a great looking MC! It is an often overlooked brush, but really offers something artistic and different. I enjoy my 'Churn very much.

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 02-16-2013, 01:36 AM
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Very nice Jeremy! Biggrin

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 02-16-2013, 01:57 AM
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(02-16-2013, 01:36 AM)ben74 Wrote: Very nice Jeremy! Biggrin

Thanks!

I look forward to your review of the Keyhole tomorrow, it looks like a great brush.

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 02-16-2013, 06:36 AM
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I also have the MC, in 2-band hair. Purchased from a well-known European vendor (Eur 100) couple of years back. Nice and lovely little brush, superbly soft hair when wet, excellent flow-through. Should use it more often though!

Nice review and shots, Ben.

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 02-16-2013, 06:39 AM
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I just missed a two band MC on the BST a while back. Thanks for reminding me of my disappointment! Tongue

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 02-16-2013, 10:19 AM
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Nice brushes, and beautiful pictures, Ben. I enjoy your and Teiste's reviews. I have both of those brushes in older Somerset versions and really like both.

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 02-16-2013, 02:40 PM
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Every time I see these MC brushes I want one. It is the only brush that does that to me. It is honestly the only brush over $100 that I have ever even considered buying. And it takes a LOT to separate me from money Biggrin Yes I'm drooling Blush

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 02-16-2013, 05:16 PM
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That was my first "grail" brush.
I have loved the thing. I also got a 2-band labeled best.
It finds its way into my rotation every week.

I'm glad you rediscovered it in your collection and enjoyed it.

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 02-16-2013, 05:34 PM
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Can you swirl and/or use circular motions with the Milk Churn, or is it one that works best with painting strokes?

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 02-16-2013, 06:52 PM
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  • ben74
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Simpsons recommend paint brush strokes with all their brushes...

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 02-16-2013, 07:27 PM
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  • MikekiM
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It's amazing what some of you gentlemen 'find' in your stashes.

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 02-16-2013, 07:46 PM
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(02-16-2013, 07:27 PM)MikekiM Wrote: It's amazing what some of you gentlemen 'find' in your stashes.

+1 Great pics, Ben!

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