07-03-2013, 06:21 AM
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  • ajc347
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I've just seen this on the Simpsons website - it's a monster of a brush.

It's advertised as a display brush, so I guess that it may be too big to shave with.

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The specs are:

Overall brush height: 182mm
Handle height: 119mm
Loft height: 63mm
Knot diameter: 32mm

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 07-03-2013, 06:28 AM
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  • Agravic
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32mm knot diameter is not bad ... if one has a generously sized face! Biggrin

It's an interesting brush, visually speaking ... seems a little 'top heavy' i.e. perhaps the base should flare out a little more or have a slightly thicker 'neck' below the band-line.

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 07-03-2013, 06:30 AM
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Looks similar to the Rooney Victorian, except much, much bigger.

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 07-03-2013, 07:52 AM
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The knot looks very usable, but at least for me, the handle is too long.

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 07-03-2013, 08:11 AM
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  • Elbe
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I can't imagine that a shop would buy such an ugly, unusable brush for display purposes.

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 07-03-2013, 09:21 AM
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  • vuk
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Interesting haven't seen that one before. I've never been attacted to the longer handled brushes but I know some people really like them.

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 07-03-2013, 10:51 AM
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  • u2u
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(07-03-2013, 08:11 AM)Elbe Wrote: I can't imagine that a shop would buy such an ugly, unusable brush for display purposes.
Looks like a fine display brush. The center piece of an eye catching showroom
display highlighting the skills of talented brush makers at Simpsons. Wish I could afford such a gem. Maybe one day they will throw one in with, say, every fifth order. Two to go and I would get two! Another score from Simpsons for their fans.

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 07-03-2013, 02:30 PM
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  • ben74
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I like it and would consider adding it to my collection had I not spent all my money on Manchurian brushes recently.

It also wouldn't be the biggest brush in my collection (if I were to acquire it)!

Lately I've rationalised my stable to only house brushes that I consider highly functional as well exceptional aesthetically. While visually this brush is stunning and I do believe I could manage lathering with it, it is marketed as a display brush and would be best suited to a collector or store front.

Congratulations to Mark and the team at Simpson for crafting a fine specimen for proudly boasting the brand and skills behind it. This will make a wonderful addition to someone's collection and I will be a little envious indeed!

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 07-03-2013, 03:28 PM
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  • ajc347
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I like it as well Ben and would love to own it as it's an amazing looking bush to my eyes - I fear that I would never be able to afford it though. Sad

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 07-03-2013, 03:46 PM
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  • Shanman
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$752..woah.

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 07-03-2013, 03:49 PM
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  • Johnny
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For a display brush they need to make a Chubby 6.

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 07-03-2013, 05:06 PM
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  • ben74
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Johnny, a Chubby 6 would be an amazing sight, but would probably require the hair from ann entire badger cete!

I'd love to see The Balmoral up next to my giant Rooney Beehive display brush...

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 07-03-2013, 10:28 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Too Cool...Artistically pushing the limits of size/style/creativity/Ultra L/E/oh yea and Cost! Would love to own one if I could put my money toward that...who knows maybe in a month or two...I'd probably display it like a sculpture in my bath room.
-BB

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 07-04-2013, 12:46 AM
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Updated to reflect a close connection with a local Isle of Man charity:

http://www.simpsonshavingbrushes.com/cgi...d_BALMORAL

All proceeds raised to:

http://www.craigsheartstrongfoundation.co.uk/

Many thanks for your continued support gentlemen.

Mark

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 07-04-2013, 01:11 AM
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  • ben74
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Well done Mark!

I'll be throwing a bid in!

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 07-04-2013, 01:30 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well done by you and Simpsons and for a very worthwhile charity.ClapThumbsup

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 07-04-2013, 04:14 AM
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  • ajc347
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That's a great idea Mark. Smile

I'll certainly be putting a bid in as well.

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 07-04-2013, 07:10 AM
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  • u2u
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I would never be able to rationalize such a purchase in the normal course of life. Mark has found a way to make it worthwhile. I too will be placing a bid. Mark just keeps knocking the ball out of the park.

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 07-04-2013, 09:32 AM
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I'm in Mark, what a fantastic gesture by yourself & staff @ Simpsons.

And a great "SDS" charity.

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 07-04-2013, 11:55 AM
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  • Elendil
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Great brush, and a fantastic gesture. Clap

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