04-30-2013, 02:17 PM
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I asked a vendor recently about a Simpson 59 and he remarked that the hair in the 50 series is firmer than other models. Can the hair really be any different in brushes with comparable lofts and density? I would think that the longer loft in a Simpson 59 would be more flexible than a short lofted Duke and feel about the same as a PJ3 but he said the 50 series had quite firm hair. I guess a vendor should know but doesn't really make a lot of sense to me.

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 04-30-2013, 02:59 PM
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If more hair is stuffed into the knot it will feel stiffer, even though the loft may be greater. I do not know if this applies to the two brushes you refer, but it is one possibility. My PJ3 is much more floppy than my Duke 3.

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 04-30-2013, 03:27 PM
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An increase in knot density usually correlates in an increase in firmness. If the fifty series have denser stuffed knots they will appear firmer than a comparable knot with comparable specs, but less densely packed.

I have a 57 and 58 both in Manchurian. The model numbers are indicative of handle size (with the 58 being taller) and not necessarily differences in knot specs.

I also have a Duke 3 in Manchurian. I find the knots feel similar. My Chubby 2 in Manchurian (which is significantly denser) feels much firmer. My Jubilee (Manchurian also) is slightly less densely packed than the Duke and this feels less firm.

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 04-30-2013, 04:00 PM
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I second this: I have a D3 in 2 Band (and Super and Manchurian) and a 58 in 2 Band... Both knots are very similarly.. The 58 is probably a tad more dense...
Excellent brushes... And that 2 Band hair...Blush

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 04-30-2013, 04:01 PM
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(04-30-2013, 02:17 PM)AFG008 Wrote: I asked a vendor recently about a Simpson 59 and he remarked that the hair in the 50 series is firmer than other models. Can the hair really be any different in brushes with comparable lofts and density? I would think that the longer loft in a Simpson 59 would be more flexible than a short lofted Duke and feel about the same as a PJ3 but he said the 50 series had quite firm hair. I guess a vendor should know but doesn't really make a lot of sense to me.

Step up to the 2 Band. You will be glad you did!

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 04-30-2013, 04:02 PM
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(04-30-2013, 04:01 PM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(04-30-2013, 02:17 PM)AFG008 Wrote: I asked a vendor recently about a Simpson 59 and he remarked that the hair in the 50 series is firmer than other models. Can the hair really be any different in brushes with comparable lofts and density? I would think that the longer loft in a Simpson 59 would be more flexible than a short lofted Duke and feel about the same as a PJ3 but he said the 50 series had quite firm hair. I guess a vendor should know but doesn't really make a lot of sense to me.

Step up to the 2 Band. You will be glad you did!

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 04-30-2013, 05:21 PM
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Besides what has already been stated, I can add that I have a 59 and it's an excellent brush. It's great with creams, which is what I use, and quickly creates lather. It's not as dense as my Chubby 2 or 3, but it has better flow than the Chubbies. As a result, I find the Chubbies better for face lathering but the 59 better for bowl lathering.

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