03-12-2013, 04:57 AM
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I want one of these in Best Hair, not both Biggrin

I face lather exclusively, I use creams and croaps, I have hard as rock water, I like a firm brush with backbone yet soft tips, I like density in my brushes and finally I find the Duke 2 handle too short, the Duke 3 handle pretty much perfect.

I hear the Classic 2 Best has a more dense knot than Duke 3 Best, is this correct ?

I can pretty much order anything from Mark, since he does custom jobs for Shave Nook'ers and returning Simpson customers, but still would love to hear your thoughts Smile

I already own Duke 3 in Classic ivory in 2-Band Bulb and Duke 3 in Manchurian Butterscotch fan and love them, almost as much as I love my soon to be quad squad of Chubby 2's (Best, 2-Band, 3-Band & Manchurian)

Price is not that important.....performance is.
I dislike handles shorter than 42-43 mm......

Thanks guys Cool

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 03-12-2013, 06:17 AM
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  • Teiste
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Havent tried the Classic 2 , but a Classic 1 and I have tried so far 3 Simpson Duke 3 in best badger (and one two band).The answer is very clear to me : go for the Simpson Duke 3 , custom , with an Ivory Fleck handle and best or silvertip hair.Impossible to go wrong with that option ! Biggrin

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 03-12-2013, 06:49 AM
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I got one of those...

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 03-12-2013, 08:23 AM
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  • Johnny
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I would vote for the Duke 3 just because that's on the top of my list for my next badger.

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 03-12-2013, 08:41 AM
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Claus you know the answer is both! Having said that, the Duke 3 is near to perfect for face lathering.

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 03-12-2013, 08:59 AM
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I love my Duke 3, but think everyone has different expectations and tastes. I truly think you should buy both of them and decide which best fits your needs. If you put the other up for sale here, I am sure it would go rather quickly. You just might end up loving both brushes and keeping them! Biggrin

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 03-12-2013, 09:03 AM
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  • Elbe
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As far as I know the Classic handle is something around 40mm, at least below your limit of 42 or 43mm. This would make the Classic a no go.

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 03-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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(03-12-2013, 09:03 AM)Elbe Wrote: As far as I know the Classic handle is something around 40mm, at least below your limit of 42 or 43mm. This would make the Classic a no go.

Classic 1 is 40 mm tall, Classic 2 42-43 mm as far as I know Wink

Okay, I'll hear if Mark can make me a Duke 3 in Cobalt blue Best Hair with an extra dense thick knot then Cool

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 03-12-2013, 11:30 AM
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I have both and like them both very much.
But I had to choose one, it would be the Classic 2.
It's smaller than the Duke 3 but has more backbone and I think it's perfect for face leathering.
I love my Classic 2 It is very underrated as a hidden pearl Biggrin

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 03-12-2013, 02:45 PM
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  • tgutc
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Well since you have 2 Duke's you should go with the Classic 2.

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 03-12-2013, 03:13 PM
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  • Dave
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http://shavenook.com/thread-brushes-need-homes

Bill has a classic 2 for sale in this thread at a great price. Not sure if that interests you

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 03-12-2013, 06:05 PM
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  • Shaun
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Not forgetting the Simpson Commodore 3; same knot dimensions as a Duke 3 but slightly taller loft (4mm), and it's cheaper by about $25.

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 03-12-2013, 06:35 PM
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  • ben74
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Duke 3 has my vote Claus.

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 03-12-2013, 09:46 PM
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Duke 3 it will be then Cool

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 03-13-2013, 01:34 AM
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Great choice Claus, ( Cobalt Blue ) nice...... Enjoy.

Charles U.K

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 03-13-2013, 09:19 AM
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(03-12-2013, 11:30 AM)il Barbiere AiA Wrote: I have both and like them both very much.
But I had to choose one, it would be the Classic 2.
It's smaller than the Duke 3 but has more backbone and I think it's perfect for face leathering.
I love my Classic 2 It is very underrated as a hidden pearl Biggrin

Late to the party, sorry.

I too like them both. Perhaps the CL 2 has more backbone (shorter loft?) and mine is still "taking off"... I think the Duke 3 is my vote....


And then do yourself a favour and get the Classic 2 as well!Wink

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