07-31-2013, 09:06 PM
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Well, I couldn't be more pleased with my newest brush. I absolutely love my Tulip 2, and this (BIG) edition to my Tulip lineup is just superb. The T-4 is the big momma of the Tulip series and to a big brush aficionado like myself, it is heaven. The handle is very substantial in the hand and the sweet Tulip shape speaks for itself. The three band super badger is predictable as always... Soft with a gentle scrub and this knot offers enough backbone to heavily load hard soaps and face lather beautifully. This is no small brush, you can see how it almost dwarfs the Chubby 3 which itself is more brush than most people care to have. The knot is 25.49/50.81mm by my digital calipers. If anyone out there is on the fence thinking about a Tulip, you are in for a real treat no matter which one you pick up. They are the supermodels of the Simpson family of brushes. Badger

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 07-31-2013, 09:26 PM
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  • Agravic
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Jeremy, I was just scrutinizing your SOTD photo, focusing in particular on the Tulip 4. I've seen Tulips before, but this one deceived my eyes initially by virtue of its girth and demeanor. Despite the larger size compared to its siblings, the Tulip 4 manages to stay attractive. Thanks for sharing this brush ... enjoy!Smile

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 07-31-2013, 09:28 PM
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Thanks Ravi, I agree that is still offers that classic Tulip shape, just in a very large package.

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 07-31-2013, 09:58 PM
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Very nice brush. I have an older T4, which has the same knot diameter but quite a different loft of 60mm.
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 07-31-2013, 10:05 PM
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What a great looking Somerset John, how is the backbone with that loft?

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 07-31-2013, 10:12 PM
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(07-31-2013, 10:05 PM)cessnabird Wrote: What a great looking Somerset John, how is the backbone with that loft?

The backbone is excellent, probably better than that of my Chubbies. The brush has been used a fair amount, but you can see that the bloom hasn't opened it up a lot.

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 07-31-2013, 10:26 PM
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Thanks for the insight John, it looks great!

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 08-01-2013, 12:02 AM
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Jeremy, that's one beautiful looking brush you have there. As you say if you are on the fence about these (Don't be) a couple of years back, I contacted "Mark" @ Vulfix and he suggested a T3 in super.
After it's first use it was love at first sight (thanks Mark) I once remarked too my wife it was as though I was being kissed by an angel......... same today as it was then.

Charles U.K

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 08-01-2013, 12:51 AM
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Now that's one giant Tulip...

Here is another:

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Congratulations on a BIG beautiful bloom! Tongue

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 08-01-2013, 01:48 AM
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Very nice brush, Jeremy! I have a T3 in the making... Naturally in 2 Band...

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 08-01-2013, 02:39 AM
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only 25mm knot? would of thought it be bigger

all the same its a lovely looking brush as you know im a fan of big brushes too.

I am looking to get a big brush as a gift to my dad. he likes chunky handles with big knot so i was thinking a chubby. but upon seeing your tulip i may have to reconsider.

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 08-01-2013, 03:12 AM
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The tulip handle is by far my favorite handle shape.

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 08-01-2013, 06:58 AM
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Nice Brush.

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 08-01-2013, 07:35 AM
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I alwasys liked the tulip style handle. It's a great looking brush!

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 08-01-2013, 08:51 AM
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Thank you all for your kind words.

(08-01-2013, 01:48 AM)German Wrote: Very nice brush, Jeremy! I have a T3 in the making... Naturally in 2 Band...
That will be a fantastic brush, I look forward to pictures of said brush when you receive it.

(08-01-2013, 02:39 AM)riskybadger Wrote: only 25mm knot? would of thought it be bigger

all the same its a lovely looking brush as you know im a fan of big brushes too.

I am looking to get a big brush as a gift to my dad. he likes chunky handles with big knot so i was thinking a chubby. but upon seeing your tulip i may have to reconsider.

Yes, only 25mm. This is due to the "gulley" that sits atop the handle, giving this brush it's classic look. Even with the 25mm knot, this things blooms and feels more like a 28-30mm knot on the face. A tulip wouldn't be a bad gift for your dad, but a chubby is so sweet too. Decisions, decisions...Smile

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 08-01-2013, 06:42 PM
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I picked up a Tulip 4 last month, Jeremy, and I agree with your sentiments. It is a fabulous brush. I'm a medium sized brush guy, and I find the T4 is a perfect size for me. The Super knot is just that - super! But what really does it for me is the feel of the handle when in use. I, too, am extremely pleased with my purchase.

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 08-02-2013, 08:06 AM
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(07-31-2013, 09:06 PM)cessnabird Wrote: Well, I couldn't be more pleased with my newest brush. I absolutely love my Tulip 2, and this (BIG) edition to my Tulip lineup is just superb. The T-4 is the big momma of the Tulip series and to a big brush aficionado like myself, it is heaven. The handle is very substantial in the hand and the sweet Tulip shape speaks for itself. The three band super badger is predictable as always... Soft with a gentle scrub and this knot offers enough backbone to heavily load hard soaps and face lather beautifully. This is no small brush, you can see how it almost dwarfs the Chubby 3 which itself is more brush than most people care to have. The knot is 25.49/50.81mm by my digital calipers. If anyone out there is on the fence thinking about a Tulip, you are in for a real treat no matter which one you pick up. They are the supermodels of the Simpson family of brushes. Badger

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 08-02-2013, 06:59 PM
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Very nice brush, Jeremy! Wow, the way you like your larger brushes, i would have imagined that this is very small for you!Biggrin

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 08-02-2013, 09:00 PM
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Very nice the T2, the T4 is just not for me, enjoy!

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 08-02-2013, 09:11 PM
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(08-01-2013, 06:42 PM)Andrew Wrote: I picked up a Tulip 4 last month, Jeremy, and I agree with your sentiments. It is a fabulous brush. I'm a medium sized brush guy, and I find the T4 is a perfect size for me. The Super knot is just that - super! But what really does it for me is the feel of the handle when in use. I, too, am extremely pleased with my purchase.

Andrew, I agree with you about the handle, it is very comfortable in the hand. BTW, we need to have an Austin gathering sometime?!

(08-02-2013, 06:59 PM)celestino Wrote: Very nice brush, Jeremy! Wow, the way you like your larger brushes, i would have imagined that this is very small for you!Biggrin

Thank you Celestino. The knot is on the "medium" size for me, but the handle fits right in with the big boys in my collection. The bloom actually feels bigger than it's knot size.

(08-02-2013, 09:00 PM)HoracioAR Wrote: Very nice the T2, the T4 is just not for me, enjoy!

Thank you Horacio, YMMV as always. :-) The T2 does have a bit more of an elegant shape to it, the bigger sister is a bit on the chunky side. " Fat bottomed girls" comes to mind when describing the T4.

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