02-19-2014, 02:58 PM
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  • Dries
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Hi,

I am looking into this one. Does anyone has any experience with it? I want to use it as a travel brush.


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 02-19-2014, 03:05 PM
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  • Rufus
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Some people regard it as a toy or novelty, but I regard it as a serious brush. I can get mine to make enough lather for three passes with little difficulty. Because of its small size you have the ultimate in control when lathering on your face, as I do, or applying lather from a bowl. Perhaps its greatest strength is that it features Simpson's Best badger.

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 02-19-2014, 03:20 PM
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(02-19-2014, 02:58 PM)Dries Wrote: Hi,

I am looking into this one. Does anyone has any experience with it? I want to use it as a travel brush.

Dries

I have a Simpsons Wee Scot, it will easily provide enough lather for a 3 shave pass as Bryan mentioned. The only real downside is that it's a very small brush and you may have issues holding the handle. I would recommend the Simpsons Berkley in best badger, it's an excellent performer and will give you a taste of a dense Simpsons knot.

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 02-19-2014, 03:49 PM
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  • Barrylu
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Excellent brush. I bought it for travel liked it so much I use it at home as well. Lather goes just where you want it. Never up your nose. In your mouth or in your ears. A prescription bottle with 2 holes drilled in it and you have a travel case.
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 02-19-2014, 03:52 PM
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  • Giorgio
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For me the Wee Scot is one of the wonders of wet shaving...an amazing little brush Biggrin!

I use it as a travel brush, and its ability to hold lather for three passes never ceased to amaze me. If you have never seen it in person, be prepared for a surprise...its tiny. And it is this small size that makes it amazing...how something that small can hold that much lather.

Holding it and face lathering for a few minutes certainly is an adjustment. Its not the most comfortable, but I also don't find it uncomfortable. In a hotel bathroom, away from the familiarity of my den, it's a little champion and I'm always glad I have it. I also have a Duke 1, and honestly as I'm packing for my trips, I usually reach for the Wee Scot. Certainly a great brush to own!

Great Pictures Barrylu, that's how I travel with it as well Biggrin

Good luck to you!

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 02-19-2014, 03:59 PM
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  • srgjazz
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I had one and enjoyed it. Now only use Synthetics. Synthetics are great for travel in that they dry quickly. Cade Plisson for L'Occitane is a great choice.

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 02-19-2014, 04:03 PM
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Too small... Impractical.... Wrong hair grade....Biggrin

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 02-19-2014, 04:04 PM
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  • Giorgio
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(02-19-2014, 03:59 PM)srgjazz Wrote: I had one and enjoyed it. Now only use Synthetics. Synthetics are great for travel in that they dry quickly. Cade Plisson for L'Occitane is a great choice.

Good point on the synthetics...Hmmm...I wonder how a Wee Scot synthetic would be Biggrin

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 02-19-2014, 04:15 PM
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  • Manning
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It's been my only travel brush over the past few years. It is very good for a 3 pass shave. I tend to use it in conjunction with a shave sticks. I do not use it at home, however, on any regular basis. It would be fine at home, but I do like larger brushes as a general rule.

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 02-19-2014, 05:14 PM
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  • Johnny
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It is one of my travel brushes that I use mostly with shaving sticks but I also use it at home with different soaps for face lathering.

My Wee Scot and Case travel brushes:

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My Wee Scot at home:

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I would not be without either of these two brushes.

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 02-19-2014, 05:49 PM
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I have not used mine often enough to decide if I truly like it. I will take it along when I travel next month, though.

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 02-19-2014, 09:40 PM
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It is a great little brush!

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 02-19-2014, 11:58 PM
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  • Dries
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Thanks Gents.

Dries

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 02-20-2014, 03:18 AM
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I agree that this is a great little brush and definitely is not a "toy". It has all of the wonderful attributes of the larger brothers. This is the only Simpson brush in my inventory; however it is one of my favorites.

Pictured with a Steve Woodhead (UK) scuttle which is a perfect size for the Wee Scot.

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 02-23-2014, 05:51 PM
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  • Csd3
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I was going to sell mine but after reading all of the love for it here I'm going to give it a few more chances.

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 02-23-2014, 08:00 PM
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Good for more than just travel...

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 02-24-2014, 01:31 AM
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I use Mühle STF v2 synthetics when I travel. The wee scot is more of a gimmick than a real brush IMHO. Handle too small to hold.

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 02-24-2014, 03:23 AM
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(02-24-2014, 01:31 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I use Mühle STF v2 synthetics when I travel. The wee scot is more of a gimmick than a real brush IMHO. Handle too small to hold.

I do not believe it is a gimmick, for me anyway. I have small hands and the Wee Scot works nicely for me. As I pictured ealier, I have a small Steve Woodhead (UK) scuttle that is perfectly sized for this brush. The Wee Scot has all of the manufacturing attributes of other Simpsons. With a dip of TOBS cream, I get a warm 3 pass shave.

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 02-24-2014, 03:41 AM
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It may not be a gimmick, but it certainly does not work for everyone.

I've bought one on three different occasions, only to realize that it's smaller than I like. The Omega Mighty Midget is my small brush of choice.

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 02-24-2014, 04:03 AM
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  • sm304
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I loved my Wee Scot, it was my take away to work brush, but it's been rather neglected of late due to some recent buys. It may be time to bring it back into rotation when I return home on Thursday.

Scott.

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