03-07-2013, 05:38 PM
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Super Sized Simpsons...

Just thought I'd share three big beauties from my Simpsons stable.

   

Chubby 3 (Super), Polo 14 (Super) and Tulip 4 (Super)

   

It's not often you see these brushes (other than perhaps the CH3)
and rarer still to see them side by side.

Enjoy!

Biggrin

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 03-07-2013, 05:42 PM
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They do look classy together like that !

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 03-07-2013, 05:44 PM
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Thanks Eric!

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 03-07-2013, 05:57 PM
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Nice picture thanks for sharing. That Polo is huge!

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 03-07-2013, 05:59 PM
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(03-07-2013, 05:57 PM)tgutc Wrote: Nice picture thanks for sharing. That Polo is huge!

I have "The Samson" which is even bigger!

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 03-07-2013, 06:00 PM
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What size knot is that tulip? I think that shape makes it look smaller than it might be.

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 03-07-2013, 06:04 PM
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Great looking brushes and pics Ben! That polo is a monster, what are the specs on the knot? Does that knot even move? It looks super dense!

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 03-07-2013, 06:08 PM
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Mike, the Tulip is approximately 26 x 50mm.

Rey, the Polo 14 is approximately 32 x 57mm and it feels denser than the Tulip.

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 03-07-2013, 06:41 PM
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(03-07-2013, 06:08 PM)ben74 Wrote: Mike, the Tulip is approximately 26 x 50mm.

Rey, the Polo 14 is approximately 32 x 57mm and it feels denser than the Tulip.

And how big is the Samson ? A47

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 03-07-2013, 06:47 PM
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(03-07-2013, 06:41 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(03-07-2013, 06:08 PM)ben74 Wrote: Mike, the Tulip is approximately 26 x 50mm.

Rey, the Polo 14 is approximately 32 x 57mm and it feels denser than the Tulip.

And how big is the Samson ? A47

Teiste the Samson is approximately 33 x 65mm.

Samson vs PL14

       

I have a 2005 Shavemac that outsizes both...

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 03-07-2013, 06:50 PM
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(03-07-2013, 06:47 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(03-07-2013, 06:41 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(03-07-2013, 06:08 PM)ben74 Wrote: Mike, the Tulip is approximately 26 x 50mm.

Rey, the Polo 14 is approximately 32 x 57mm and it feels denser than the Tulip.

And how big is the Samson ? A47

Samson vs PL14



I have a 2005 Shavemac that outsizes both...

Using those brushes is like lifting weights , my friend...

I dont even want to ask how big is the shavemac.

Are those brushes usable at all ? (serious about my question).

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 03-07-2013, 06:52 PM
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The Titans...

       

Simpsons Samson, Simpsons PL14 and Shavemac

(03-07-2013, 06:50 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(03-07-2013, 06:47 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(03-07-2013, 06:41 PM)Teiste Wrote: And how big is the Samson ? A47

Samson vs PL14



I have a 2005 Shavemac that outsizes both...

Using those brushes is like lifting weights , my friend...

I dont even want to ask how big is the shavemac.

Are those brushes usable at all ? (serious about my question).

Teiste, the Shavemac is approximately 34 x 66mm.

I use to use the Shavemac all the time, so yes it is very usable.

I havent used the Samson, but I'm sure I could manage it comfortably.
My preference used to be BIG brushes.
Now I'm enjoying smaller ones too.

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 03-07-2013, 06:57 PM
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Wow, simply amazing! Are they merely show pieces, or have you used them?

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 03-07-2013, 07:00 PM
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(03-07-2013, 06:57 PM)reyrascon Wrote: Wow, simply amazing! Are they merely show pieces, or have you used them?

Rey, I've used the Shavemac regularly and thoroughly enjoyed it. Recently I've been using smaller brushes, but there is still room in my rotation for the big ones!

The Samson I purchased more of as a display piece, not unlike my Wee Scot (which is too small for me), but I'm of the opinion that they are all entirely usable...

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 03-07-2013, 08:23 PM
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Gorgeous brushes Ben, the pictures are great! I was eyeing that CH3 on the BST for days...Biggrin

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 03-07-2013, 08:25 PM
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(03-07-2013, 08:23 PM)cessnabird Wrote: Gorgeous brushes Ben, the pictures are great! I was eyeing that CH3 on the BST for days...Biggrin

Thank-you! The CH3 has been welcomed back into the fold, if I change my mind I'll let you know...

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 03-07-2013, 08:31 PM
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Of course they're useable.

1. Wet brush
2. Shake out brush (careful not to drown the cat.)
3. Load brush
4. Plant face in brush, covering all skin and part of your bathrobe in lather.
5. Wipe eyes so you can see what you're doing. Smile

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 03-07-2013, 08:36 PM
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Wow, Ben, your brush collection is astounding!

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 03-07-2013, 08:41 PM
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It is shrinking believe it or not Celestino!

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 03-07-2013, 09:12 PM
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Ben, amazing pics - thanks for sharing Cool

Ben, 3 fast questions for you:

1. How many badger brushes did you own, when you owned the most ?
2. How many would you guess you currently own ?
3. And finally do you have an end goal for the size of your brush collection, sort of a 'MAGIC NUMBER' you will hover around ?

I was sort of like you from September to January, then my GF stopped me, and said she needed new shoes Tongue
I bought perhaps 10-12 brushes each month from September to January, but I'm stopping up a bit now. I find that I only want to own 9/10 and 10/10 rated brushes in my collection aimed directly at optimizing face lathering. I sold all my brushes more suited and aimed at bowl lathering.
My personal magic brush number hovers around the 50-60 mark.
Based on what I have seen from your collection, Ben, I would have to think you own 120+ quality brushes.......still not Dr. Peter level, but you're close, very close, Ben Wink

Again thanks for taking the time and share all of your photos from your excellent and quite amazing collection of brushes and razors, Ben !

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