03-30-2013, 08:09 AM
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I gave the X3 priority this morning... she just looked like a perfect brush to me... and I had to know, if she is...Cool

I used Speick stick milled down in a bowl - by the way one of the best soaps I tried - and the X3 did not disappoint. The 2 band created creamy lather in no time and provided a gentle scrub when face lathering. Current Simpson 2 band has very soft tips paired with resilient hair that is perfect for face lathering soaps.

Within my 10+ Simpson 2 Bands there are slight variations in softness (different batches of hair even if sourced from a single supplier) but all are generally very soft (the D3 and 58 probably the softest). Differences in face feel are more driven by knot size, density, loft.

The X3 is a medium size, medium dense brush with a 24/48mm knot. Less dense than the 58 or D3. Flow through is exceptional though and the brush nicely flexes on the skin when face lathering. The handle design is very ergonomic and rivals my other favorite brush - the Eagle 2 Band...

All overall - a perfect brush!!! Some pics...


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 03-30-2013, 08:16 AM
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Beautiful brush and that handle is very nice to hold!


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 03-30-2013, 08:18 AM
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Very, very nice. Thanks for showing it to us.

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 03-30-2013, 08:21 AM
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Great looking brush, thanks for the info!

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 03-30-2013, 09:55 AM
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Great looking brush!

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 03-30-2013, 05:23 PM
  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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Overall the brush looks very nice, but that 2-Band knot looks stunning!

Take care, Mike

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 04-01-2013, 12:12 PM
  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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That's gorgeous. I love my X2 in best, I bet that thing's amazing.

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 04-01-2013, 12:20 PM
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Wow, what a gorgeous looking brush! I love the stamping too with the little 'i'.

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 04-01-2013, 12:47 PM
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Wow, that brush looks awesome!

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 04-01-2013, 01:01 PM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Gorgeous bloom on a lovely brush!

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 04-01-2013, 03:06 PM
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I have one in best, now I need to get a fellow Simpson buddy to give it some company, any suggestions?

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 04-01-2013, 04:50 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Wonderful review, wonderful pics, wonderful brush!

Must be time for an updated family photo...

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 04-01-2013, 06:15 PM
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You are right... I have to deliver on that...
(04-01-2013, 04:50 PM)ben74 Wrote: Must be time for an updated family photo...

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