03-31-2013, 11:19 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
I would appreciate your thoughts on the Simpson Persian Jar 2 in super badger.
I am not a fan of Simpson brushes. Oh, they are well made and quite handsome, yes, but every one I have tried has been scratchy. That's been more than a half a dozen Simpson models, from best to super badger, and sold all because of the "scritch."
The last was the Persian Jar 2 in best badger. I loved the design and the way it tucked in my hands, the size, the knot, the loft, and so on, but it was scratchy, and I sold it.
I have eyed the Persian Jar 2 in super badger for quite a while, but hesitate to spend the $160 some dollars on one only to find out the bloody thing is scratchy.
By scratchy I mean the least scratch. All my brushes are silvertips. It's not because I like to get fancy; rather, my extremely sensitive skin can't tolerate scratchy brushes. That's why I have given up on boar brushes, although I still have a soft spot for the Semogue 830, and have found it the least scratchy boar brush I have tried, once it breaks in, that is. As for pure badger brushes, oh, dear, dear, I really dislike them.
Those of you gentlemen who own the Simpson Persian 2 in super badger, do you find it scratchy? Even the least scratch after a few weeks of break it in. I will be grateful for your thoughts.

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 03-31-2013, 11:28 AM
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Choose 2 Band... And there is no scritch whatsoever...

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 03-31-2013, 12:19 PM
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  • Obie
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(03-31-2013, 11:28 AM)German Wrote: Choose 2 Band... And there is no scritch whatsoever...
Thank you for the information, German. That helps. Someone else had told me about this particularly two-band Simpson, but no one seems to carry it. Westcoastshaving is out of it. Phil carries only the best badger. I'll keep my eyes open. In the meantime, I trust other Shavenook PJ2 super two-band owners will offer their thoughts.

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 03-31-2013, 12:39 PM
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Another option for a very soft 2 Band is Thäter...

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 03-31-2013, 12:49 PM
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I'd agree with German on both points. Thater would be a good/cheaper alternative.

I also have one in best, sadly this has a bit of scritch but overall it's a lovely handle.

You can't go wrong with Thater octagonal handles or the Pj.

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 03-31-2013, 12:54 PM
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  • Obie
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(03-31-2013, 12:39 PM)German Wrote: Another option for a very soft 2 Band is Thäter...
Thanks again, German. I have a half a dozen Thater silvertips already and love them all. Also Rooney super silvertips, Shavemac and several other brands. Right now, though, I have my eye on the Simpson PJ2 super. The brush has intrigued me for quite sometime, especially since I lived till my early teens in Iran (Persia).
Stay well.

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 03-31-2013, 01:56 PM
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Here it is:

       

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 03-31-2013, 02:19 PM
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  • Obie
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Ah, yes, German, a handsome razor, as are just about all the Simpson brushes. Had my PJ2 best badger had not been scratchy, or my other Simpsons, I would have kept all. Thanks much.

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 04-01-2013, 01:01 AM
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  • ben74
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Obie, as suggested the current and softer 2 band from Simpsons may be more to your liking. I suggest you contact Mark directly to discuss you preferences and have the brush customized to suit your needs as hair batch and density may impact on individual brushes.

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 04-01-2013, 11:35 AM
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  • Obie
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Ben, thanks for the information. Yes, I will get in touch with the folks at Simpson and see what I come up with.

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