12-15-2015, 03:08 PM
  • kwsher
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(12-15-2015, 02:55 PM)blzrfn Wrote:
(12-12-2015, 08:50 PM)celestino Wrote:
(12-12-2015, 09:29 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: just another thing here.  Is there some mystic connection between the two Vancouver's?  A secret badger sect we don't know about.  For a brush addict these two are simply the answer to all my questions.  Peaceful co-existence between Canada and the USA Biggrin

Biggrin

Celestino, he knows too much~ Dodgy

There is a big difference between Celestino and me, Dave.  Celestino already knows what he likes and has a core of very beautiful shaving brushes.  I on the other hand have an obsession to try every type of shaving brush ever made and spend way too much time chasing and researching while Celestino just strolls outside and takes some of the best shaving photographs ever.  I wish he lived in my Vancouver so that I could hire him to tastefully record my collection.

It's the yin and the yang. Or the brush and the brash. All I know is that I enjoy seeing both of your posts Smile

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 12-15-2015, 04:31 PM
  • blzrfn
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 12-17-2015, 06:53 PM
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Beautiful additions Dave!

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 12-18-2015, 05:27 PM
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Mmm-mmm!  Babeando

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 01-13-2016, 06:00 PM
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a very beautiful collection.... I do believe you have just a few butterscotch brushes

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 01-13-2016, 06:02 PM
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I think you could use a few more. Just to make sure your rotations don't get a little blah. Smile

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 10-18-2016, 07:29 AM
  • blzrfn
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The M7 is probably one of Simpson's best designs with it's roots going back several generations.  Here is my collection of the ancestry:

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Back Row (L to R): Gary Young LE M7 Super,  AS2 Pure Badger for Abraham & Strauss, M7 Manchurian
Front Row (L to R): AS2M (VS ST), AS3M (WSP HMW), AS3 Best for Abraham & Strauss, AS2A Best


I am going to try and update this thread little by little as time allows.  Enjoy!

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 10-19-2016, 08:03 AM
  • blzrfn
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The Kent Krew:

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L to R: Kent KS1, Kent KS2, Kent #135 Horn (NOS), Kent V7, Kent V6, Kent V4

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 10-20-2016, 06:59 AM
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Very nice collection Dave. I love the graceful aging of the older butterscotch handles.

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 10-20-2016, 08:35 AM
  • blzrfn
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(10-20-2016, 06:59 AM)Gabe Wrote: Very nice collection Dave. I love the graceful aging of the older butterscotch handles.

Thank you Gabe!  I am amazed at the variety of hues that these old Catalin handles develop and when paired with some of the best knots I have ever experienced it is easy to understand why I spend so much time hunting them down.

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 10-20-2016, 08:39 AM
  • blzrfn
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Back Row L to R: "Group Buy" Chief Blonde, Beehive 2 Heritage, Style 1 Size 2 Blonde
Front Row L to R: Dr Dittmar/M&F Collaboration Camel Bone/Finest, Paladin Falstaff Finest, Paladin PK-47 Super, Prototype Urn Extra Dense Super Silvertip

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 10-20-2016, 09:11 AM
  • GreeneMD
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I can't stand to watch a man suffer from such an addiction. Therefore I prescribe you to keep one brush and send the rest to me for safe keeping. You know it's for your own good.  Laughing1 But really you have a great collection!

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 10-20-2016, 02:09 PM
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still love that Ditmar.  just so different

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 10-21-2016, 07:26 AM
  • blzrfn
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Back Row (L to R): Chubby 2 Super 2-band, Chubby 2 SiLVERTiP
Front Row (L to R): Chubby 1 Super, Geo F Trumper Chubby 2 Super, Hoffritz 102 Best, Hoffritz 103 Best

Quite possibly my all-time favorite brush, the iconic Chubby dates back to pre-war times when Simpson was based in London.  The short yet ergonomic handle combined with the dense and thick knot makes face lathering an absolute joy!  There are a few other brands which have their own version of the Chubby, but it is always important to pay tribute to the original!

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Simpson 13, the original Chubby!

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 10-21-2016, 07:34 PM
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Hey I recognize a brush in one of those line ups that I have! The Dr. Ditmarr.

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 10-21-2016, 08:23 PM
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Sir, you have lots of fun.

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 10-21-2016, 11:04 PM
  • blzrfn
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(10-21-2016, 07:34 PM)kooshman7 Wrote: Hey I recognize a brush in one of those line ups that I have! The Dr. Ditmarr.
I'm glad somebody else gets to enjoy one because mine is getting buried with me.
(10-21-2016, 09:51 PM)gregkw1 Wrote: Great collection but you're missing something I think you definitely need one of these[Image: NTeHNs3.jpg][Image: 3L2TiKv.jpg]
I sold all my synthetics and probably won't buy another, but I am a car guy and have thought of making a shift knob brush.

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 10-24-2016, 11:28 AM
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Dave you have some stunning brushes in your collection. I love those vintage Simpsons and Kents. Very nice....

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 10-24-2016, 11:31 AM
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Very, very nice collection

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 10-26-2016, 07:33 AM
  • blzrfn
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^ Thank you gentlemen! ^

Some more "modern" Simpsons

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Back Row (L to R): Commodore X2 2-band Best, P8 TSN LE
Front Row: Somerset Polo 8 Best, Simfix Pearl Manchurian, Tulip 2 Super 2-band, Somerset GT2 (Duke 2) for Geo F. Trumper

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