03-18-2013, 08:04 AM
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Is anyone else excited/curious to see how these go?

The other day on Twitter, @AESimpson1919 posted:
Quote:So pleased to announce the impending arrival of Simpson DE razors & sets. At last we have something to rival our good friends at MÜHLE!!

Does anyone have any other information? He responded to me that it's a partnership with another manufacturer, but that's all I have.

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 03-18-2013, 08:10 AM
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I believe it's an endeavour that's been on the cards for sometime now, great to see that it's coming to fruition!

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 03-18-2013, 08:19 AM
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This will be interesting to see who they are partnering with. I hope Mark will let us know soon.

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 03-18-2013, 08:32 AM
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Very interesting indeed. I'm looking forward to more information.

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 03-18-2013, 08:38 AM
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Since it's not a Muhle, I guess we can eliminate the possibility of a SimR41 razor! Rolleyes Personally, I hope it's more than a re-brand...

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 03-18-2013, 10:00 AM
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Exciting news Cool

Since Mühle / EJ is not behind it, I guess maybe Joris/Plisson or maybe even Feather could be making the Simpson razors.

If Simpson started making their own razors from scratch by starting a production unit on the Isle of Man I'm first inline to show my absolute acknowledgement !

No matter what, Simpson simply must make a razor with a faux ivory handle, so I think most of the stainless steel DE razor manufacturers are out of the question.....but Feather do make a little bit of both, so maybe a Feather made product or more likely a razor made by Joris/Plisson is my guess, but I know exactly NOTHING about this and just find it amusing to guess Tongue

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 03-18-2013, 10:17 AM
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In my mind, I am dreaming about a Simpson Cobra! Rolleyes

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 03-18-2013, 10:46 AM
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Don't know anything about them, but I want one.

Thank they'll be Merkurs?

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 03-18-2013, 11:15 AM
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I too am hopeful that the proposed new Simpson DE razor will be a high quality product manufactured by a high quality and respected company such as Feather or Joris/Plisson. Recall however that Simpson floated the concept around May 2012 going as far as to post a photograph and pricing in the Limited Edition section of their website. It was unfortunately a rebranded Sabi DE razor priced at double the price that one could purchase it elsewhere. The razor was withdrawn from the website and I do not know if any were actually sold.

Simpson stands at the pinnacle of shaving brush manufactures and hopefully a new Simpson DE razor would reflect the very highest quality and standards and not simply be a rebranded lesser quality product. For me, a rebranded Feather or Joris would meet that standard and reflect proudly on the Simpson brand. A rebranded Sabi or similar brand razor would not.

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 03-18-2013, 12:29 PM
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(03-18-2013, 11:15 AM)jaguar Wrote: I too am hopeful that the proposed new Simpson DE razor will be a high quality product manufactured by a high quality and respected company such as Feather or Joris/Plisson. Recall however that Simpson floated the concept around May 2012 going as far as to post a photograph and pricing in the Limited Edition section of their website. It was unfortunately a rebranded Sabi DE razor priced at double the price that one could purchase it elsewhere. The razor was withdrawn from the website and I do not know if any were actually sold.

Simpson stands at the pinnacle of shaving brush manufactures and hopefully a new Simpson DE razor would reflect the very highest quality and standards and not simply be a rebranded lesser quality product. For me, a rebranded Feather or Joris would meet that standard and reflect proudly on the Simpson brand. A rebranded Sabi or similar brand razor would not.

I would agree.

Look forward to seeing what they look like over the coming months.

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 03-18-2013, 12:34 PM
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I can see why Mark and the crew would want to do this for business reasons but I really wonder about the wisdom in the long term.

Simpson have built their name on brushes. It is their heart and soul and where their expertise lies. A Simpson razor - why would that be any good? Most knowledgeable people will recognise it if the razor ia merely a rebrand - and be cheesed off if it is overpriced like the Sabi.

If it is a rebrand and not overpriced will with think it is a good Simpson or a good rebranded X?

If it is a completely new razor and it is rubbish - a downer for Simpson. If a new razor and a winner - we wonder who they are partnering with.

I know I'm swimming against the tide but I think they should stick to their knitting and what they know best.

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 03-18-2013, 01:41 PM
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Their new shave cream is absolutely stellar and the skin care range seems to have been met to great review as well.

Hopefully this is a sign that they are well aware of the excellence that is expected of anything with their name on it. I am betting that we will not be disappointed. Biggrin

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 03-18-2013, 02:20 PM
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Probably Merkurs, or perhaps rebranded Pearls...

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 03-18-2013, 02:20 PM
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I believe Mark may have already been providing some sneak peeks at what might be offered...

   

   

   

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 03-19-2013, 01:28 AM
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(03-18-2013, 02:20 PM)ben74 Wrote: I believe Mark may have already been providing some sneak peeks at what might be offered...

Ben, you are Sherlock in disguise Cool

What the heck is this Huh

Looks like a Merkur/Parker/Joris collaboration razor Tongue

Maybe Simpson in fact have started their own razor plant - if so I'm very impressed !

I need one in faux ivory or all Stainless Steel.....

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 03-19-2013, 02:17 AM
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(03-18-2013, 12:34 PM)mark1966 Wrote: I know I'm swimming against the tide but I think they should stick to their knitting and what they know best.

That's what I'm thinking, too.

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 03-19-2013, 08:04 AM
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(03-19-2013, 02:17 AM)Elbe Wrote:
(03-18-2013, 12:34 PM)mark1966 Wrote: I know I'm swimming against the tide but I think they should stick to their knitting and what they know best.

That's what I'm thinking, too.

I was leaning that way,but after sleeping on it I say it's all about high standards,a commitment to quality.If that commitment runs across the board to all products,then that is a company who's products will interest me.

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 03-19-2013, 09:25 AM
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I think your right in that respect.

An example would be if it was a Muhle rebrand, you can't complain as the finish is the best in that league of razors (I.e non stainless) and that does the brand some justice.

I don't think it will be a Muhle though from the comments.

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 03-19-2013, 11:01 AM
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Mühle is a brushmaker, they don't manufacture their razors themself. It's the same business model Simpson wants to copy.

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 03-19-2013, 11:49 AM
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(03-19-2013, 11:01 AM)Elbe Wrote: Mühle is a brushmaker, they don't manufacture their razors themself. It's the same business model Simpson wants to copy.

I thought Muhle did? The R89 and the dread R41 and whatnot. Plus I thought they made razors for Edwin Jagger. Maybe it's the other way around?

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