08-10-2013, 05:00 AM
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SEVEN… a mysterious number… is haunting the shaving world…

I have found myself in the hunt for the perfect SEVEN

Not seven razors or knots or brushes… the perfect SEVEN HANDLE

There are so many.. Of course: the ORIGINAL SIMPSON M7

And then various reincarnations, variations, copies… some of them equal or better than the original…

Below a collection of my 7s…

Which one do I like the most? The original Simpson M7 and the "E7" from Bob Quinn….

Feel free to add your "7"s to this thread…

Enjoy the pics!!!

GYLE M7 in a special Super grade resembling previous Best hair (excellent brush, no longer in production):
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Simpson M7 in 2 Band (LE/custom brush):
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M&F L7 Blonde Badger in Faux Ivory:
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Rod Neep N7 in Snow Leopard with "Extra Silvertip" knot:
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Rudy R7 in Jade with TGN Knot:
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Bob Quinn Elite "E7" Desert Ironwood with WSP HMW Special Grade 2 Band knot:
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 08-10-2013, 05:06 AM
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Bravo! I think the GYLE would be my favorite from that selection.

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 08-10-2013, 06:23 AM
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That is a very fine collection of sevens, with quite different characters. Wonderful.

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 08-10-2013, 06:35 AM
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Nice German.

I love all "7" handles...

Here in my L7 its one of, if not my favourite brush.

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 08-10-2013, 07:04 AM
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  • MaxP
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Great photos gents. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to others

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 08-10-2013, 07:58 AM
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  • Rufus
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The Simpson M 7 in 2-band is the one I lust after, and I mean lust.Love

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 08-10-2013, 08:01 AM
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i only own one 7 variant.
this is the O7 after oscar11 the member who has creatd this particular variant. love the handle. my father however dislikes the seven style for some reason. but i love mine.
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P.S sorry for my crummy pic.

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 08-10-2013, 01:16 PM
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All of mine are Elite7s. I had an L7 and while the handle was superb, the knot wasn't for me.

Here is my Elite7 family...

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Left to right: Scarlett, Burly, Jade, & Shelly

Scarlett: Buckeye burl / red resin combination; WSP HMW 23/50
Burly: Buckeye burl; WSP Finest XD 27/50
Jade: Alternative Jade; WSP 2-band Super HMW (special grade) 24/48
Shelly: Alternative Tortoiseshell; WSP 3-band Super HMW (special grade) 24/48

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 08-10-2013, 01:27 PM
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Brian,
What loft has the HMW Special Grade 3 Band?
(08-10-2013, 01:16 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: All of mine are Elite7s. I had an L7 and while the handle was superb, the knot wasn't for me.

Here is my Elite7 family...

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Left to right: Scarlett, Burly, Jade, & Shelly

Scarlett: Buckeye burl / red resin combination; WSP HMW 23/50
Burly: Buckeye burl; WSP Finest XD 27/50
Jade: Alternative Jade; WSP 2-band Super HMW (special grade)
Shelly: Alternative Tortoiseshell; WSP 3-band Super HMW (special grade)

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 08-10-2013, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for that Georg, I meant to list knot/loft on all of them. I'll edit it right now.

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 08-10-2013, 03:14 PM
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Wow, look at all these lovely brushes! Biggrin

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 08-10-2013, 03:16 PM
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awesome thread. I love the look of the seven handles. I've never tried one; but will sometime in the next year!

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 08-10-2013, 03:39 PM
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  • ben74
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My perfect 7 is the original Simpson M7, but tailored expressly for me...

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 08-10-2013, 03:41 PM
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  • ben74
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I also have both GYLE M7 brushes...

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 08-10-2013, 03:47 PM
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  • ben74
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Georg, just one problem my friend - I only count six brushes in your collection of "7" brushes! To truly honour the "7" you simply must have a seven day set! Tongue

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 08-10-2013, 03:58 PM
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It is in the making... Biggrin

An E7 with a WSP HMW Special Grade Super knot...Cool

(08-10-2013, 03:47 PM)ben74 Wrote: Georg, just one problem my friend - I only count six brushes in your collection of "7" brushes! To truly honour the "7" you simply must have a seven day set! Tongue

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 08-10-2013, 04:00 PM
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  • ben74
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Very good! Biggrin

(08-10-2013, 03:58 PM)German Wrote: It is in the making... Biggrin

An E7 with a WSP HMW Special Grade Super knot...Cool

(08-10-2013, 03:47 PM)ben74 Wrote: Georg, just one problem my friend - I only count six brushes in your collection of "7" brushes! To truly honour the "7" you simply must have a seven day set! Tongue

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 08-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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  • Agravic
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Lovely '7' brushes everyone!

The silhouette of this brush style is quite sensuous. Blush
Excellent ergonomics too with this style of handle.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ... look at all these wonderful homages to the original Simpsons version. Biggrin

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 08-10-2013, 08:46 PM
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Oh man this is my favorite handle design by aesthetics alone! Still waiting for my L7 to arrive but seriously considering one of the E7's. Can't wait to actually use one so that I can feel how awesome they are. Those M7's are truly lust worthy!

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 08-11-2013, 04:37 AM
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  • VT_Hokie
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German, that M&F L7 of yours looks mighty familiar Biggrin

My favorite handle design by far

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