11-23-2013, 09:10 AM
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I am pretty sure that I want a Duke 3 in two band BUT I don't want a Limited or Special edition handle .... Did such a brush ever exist. I want a Duke 3 Two band, I just don't want to spend too much on one since there are some many other top shelf, two bands offered by folks such as Thater, Vie Long, Shavemac and others.

I just need to know if a stock handle Duke 3 Two Band was ever made and if the answer is yes ... I am gonna hunt one down.

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 11-23-2013, 09:15 AM
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  • beartrap
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The answer is yes. It had "BEST" on the handle, but it was 2-band. I owned one and sold it a while ago.

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 11-23-2013, 09:31 AM
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Here it is... However, the only way to get one of these nowadays is either via custom order from Simpson or from BST... they rarely show up though as they are that good... Cool

Left: LE D3 Silvertip (fan)
Middle: D3 in 2 Band (bulb); labeled as "Best" but is a 2 Band
Right: D3 in Manchurian with ivory stripe handle (hybrid)

[Image: 2fRvmre.jpg]

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 11-23-2013, 09:52 AM
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(11-23-2013, 09:31 AM)German Wrote: Here it is... However, the only way to get one of these nowadays is either via custom order from Simpson or from BST... they rarely show up though as they are that good... Cool

Left: LE D3 Silvertip (fan)
Middle: D3 in 2 Band (bulb); labeled as "Best" but is a 2 Band
Right: D3 in Manchurian with ivory stripe handle (hybrid)

[Image: 2fRvmre.jpg]


You are my hero Sir! That middle brush = my dream brush

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 11-23-2013, 10:27 AM
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  • vpayne
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The middle brush would be my 1st choice also. Good hunting. May take a while.

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 11-23-2013, 10:38 AM
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  • MaxP
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They do, indeed, exist. Here's mine. And, as others have noted, its a superb brush.

It will be worth your effort to hunt one down.

MaxP


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 11-23-2013, 10:44 AM
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Awesome brush as well!

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 11-24-2013, 12:10 PM
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(11-23-2013, 09:31 AM)German Wrote: Here it is... However, the only way to get one of these nowadays is either via custom order from Simpson or from BST... they rarely show up though as they are that good... Cool

Left: LE D3 Silvertip (fan)
Middle: D3 in 2 Band (bulb); labeled as "Best" but is a 2 Band
Right: D3 in Manchurian with ivory stripe handle (hybrid)

[Image: 2fRvmre.jpg]

Now that's a hell of a line up!

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 11-24-2013, 12:49 PM
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I also bought one, back when shaving.ie was allowed to sell soe of the Simpson limited edition brushes.
Now you can only buy these limited editon brushes on the official simpson shaving brush website.

Here is mine - not as beautiful bulb shaped as the one German owns, but performance wise it's up there with the best brushes in my colletion and because of the slighly pointy bulb shaped knot, I tend to use this particular brush for my Acqua Di Parma cream and other of my creams that are housed in a narrow shaped pot.

I also like that I can pinpoint area on my face with this brush that I can't with larger more bulby or fan shaped brushes - and because it has the 2-band hair it does not feel pointy at all, but super soft but still iwht great backbone.

I'd rate this 2-Band Duke 3 9.5/10 - almost a perfect brush !

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 11-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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You guys are cruel!!! But have amazing two bands there !

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 11-24-2013, 03:14 PM
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  • Mouser
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(11-23-2013, 09:31 AM)German Wrote: Here it is... However, the only way to get one of these nowadays is either via custom order from Simpson or from BST... they rarely show up though as they are that good... Cool

Left: LE D3 Silvertip (fan)
Middle: D3 in 2 Band (bulb); labeled as "Best" but is a 2 Band
Right: D3 in Manchurian with ivory stripe handle (hybrid)

[Image: 2fRvmre.jpg]
OOOOO that one on the left, the fan, to die for....as is the one on the right which looks like a tighter fan to me.gorgeous all though.

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 11-25-2013, 08:42 PM
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(11-23-2013, 09:52 AM)Boonie21 Wrote:
(11-23-2013, 09:31 AM)German Wrote: Here it is... However, the only way to get one of these nowadays is either via custom order from Simpson or from BST... they rarely show up though as they are that good... Cool

Left: LE D3 Silvertip (fan)
Middle: D3 in 2 Band (bulb); labeled as "Best" but is a 2 Band
Right: D3 in Manchurian with ivory stripe handle (hybrid)

[Image: 2fRvmre.jpg]


You are my hero Sir! That middle brush = my dream brush

Mine too!

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