02-26-2013, 06:19 PM
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  • tgutc
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I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the Simpsons Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee brush. For those who have used it what did you think of it? My one concern is will it have enough backbone. I really prefer firm backbone with good flow through. Thanks!

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 02-26-2013, 06:30 PM
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All Simpsons Manchurian brushes exhibit good backbone and good flow through.

The Jubilee is less densely packed than others on offer, ensuring good flow through, but also providing a slighter softer feel.

In terms of the Manchurian offering, it's my opinion that the Jubilee represents good buying.

Backbone, flow through, soft tips and a little scritch are the hallmark characteristics of Simpsons Manchurian brushes and the Jubilee is a fine example.

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 02-26-2013, 06:49 PM
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Thanks Ben. On B&B one guy described his as being floppy so that scared me.

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 02-26-2013, 07:07 PM
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I would not call mine floppy.

I also own a Hive in Manchurian. It was an ok knot. But the Jubilee is just, well, different. It is a great brush. I love the handle size, much like my Duke 2, and the loft is great. Good flow through and easily makes the lather. I love that it is limited, numbered, and bearing the coin.

Is it worth cost? I'm not sure.

Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.

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 02-26-2013, 07:56 PM
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Great descriptions above. My Jubilee has more backbone than my Tulip 2 three band super but it is not too stiff and it is far from floppy. The tips are soft with a good scrub and the flow thru is excellent. Overall, it is a really nice brush that has a nice collectors value to it as well. There will only ever be 150 of them worldwide which makes them even more desirable to me. Badger

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 02-26-2013, 09:52 PM
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"Simpsons Manchurian" and "Floppy" are mutually exclusive terms as fas I'm concerned. Unless you place the word "NOT" between them...

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 02-26-2013, 10:30 PM
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(02-26-2013, 09:52 PM)ben74 Wrote: Simpsons Manchurian are Floppy and mutually exclusive terms as fas I'm concerned. Unless you place the word "NOT" between them...

Ben, did you switch the "are" & "and" around in that sentence? Maybe my brain just isn't processing it right. HuhTongue

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 02-26-2013, 10:48 PM
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i can't believe anyone could describe this brush as floppy. no it is not as dense as a chubby 3, but there is tons of backbone for a great face lathering experience. i love mine.

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 02-26-2013, 11:26 PM
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(02-26-2013, 10:30 PM)cessnabird Wrote:
(02-26-2013, 09:52 PM)ben74 Wrote: Simpsons Manchurian are Floppy and mutually exclusive terms as fas I'm concerned. Unless you place the word "NOT" between them...

Ben, did you switch the "are" & "and" around in that sentence? Maybe my brain just isn't processing it right. HuhTongue

Yep, I sure did... Blush

Just wanted to make sure you were concentrating! Tongue

Sorry!
And just to clarify Simpsons Manchurian brushes are absolutely,
no way in hell,
100%,
you're crazy to even suggest such a thing,
you must be joking,
I don't know what you're using but it's obviously not a Simpsons Manchurian,
cross my heart and hope to die...
NOT NOT NOT floppy !!!
In absolutely anyway!

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 02-26-2013, 11:37 PM
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(02-26-2013, 11:26 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(02-26-2013, 10:30 PM)cessnabird Wrote:
(02-26-2013, 09:52 PM)ben74 Wrote: Simpsons Manchurian are Floppy and mutually exclusive terms as fas I'm concerned. Unless you place the word "NOT" between them...

Ben, did you switch the "are" & "and" around in that sentence? Maybe my brain just isn't processing it right. HuhTongue

Yep, I sure did... Blush

Just wanted to make sure you were concentrating! Tongue

Sorry!
And just to clarify Simpsons Manchurian brushes are absolutely,
no way in hell,
100%,
you crazy to even suggest such a thing,
you must be joking,
I don't know what you're using but it's obviously not a Simpsons Manchurian,
cross my heart and hope to die...
NOT NOT NOT floppy !!!
In absolutely anyway!

Good, I thought I was going crazy for a minute there! Undecided

I think you pretty much summed it up here Ben, they are polar opposite of floppy. You shouldn't even keep a mop in the same room as a manchurian, the brush might feel insulted...

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 02-27-2013, 02:16 AM
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Haha
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 02-28-2013, 05:37 AM
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Its the most balanced brush I have ever used, it has the spring of typical 2 band brush, but its soft and scritchless like a quality 3 band brush, with excellent hold and flow....

There's really only 3 brushes now in my rotation, The Jubilee, TSN LE Finest Shavemac, and TSN LE Semogue mixed boar/badger...

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 02-28-2013, 05:55 AM
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(02-28-2013, 05:37 AM)Sodapopjones Wrote: Its the most balanced brush I have ever used, it has the spring of typical 2 band brush, but its soft and scritchless like a quality 3 band brush, with excellent hold and flow....

There's really only 3 brushes now in my rotation, The Jubilee, TSN LE Finest Shavemac, and TSN LE Semogue mixed boar/badger...

The man who turned me onto Omega now has a basic three brush rotation. I cannot keep up with you.Biggrin

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