05-11-2012, 05:44 PM
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The BIG Brush Thread

Time for a thread dedicated to BIG brushes.
Doesn't matter if they are boar, badger or anything else.
The only prerequisite is that they are BIG.

So, let's see them...

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 05-11-2012, 05:49 PM
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H.I.S. Synthetic

Knot (MM) 28.0 Loft (Height MM) 60.0 Max Width (MM) 55.0 Max Height (MM) 124.0

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 05-11-2012, 06:27 PM
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For my first addition to the BIG brush thread, I present...

Polo Size 14 Super

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Handle height: 83mm
Knot width: 32mm
Knot height: 58mm
Total height: 141mm

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 05-11-2012, 09:45 PM
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I have two fairly large brushes:

A Semogue SOC, Knot 24mm, Loft 55mm, Total Ht 116mm.

An Omega 20107 Pro, Knot 26mm, Loft 62mm, Total Ht 126mm.

   

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 05-12-2012, 06:50 AM
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I just had to include this...

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 05-12-2012, 06:58 AM
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Mi biggest brush would be my Omega #20480 - here it is, side by side with the Wee Scot, my smallest brushShy


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 05-12-2012, 08:00 AM
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Here is a one of my widest...

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At 36mm, the knot on this M&F is as wide as Wee Scot's loft is high and about 5mm wider than the height of the Wee Scot handle.

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 05-13-2012, 04:53 AM
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My biggest Simpsons brush...

The Samson

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With my smallest.

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Along side the PL14.

The Samson is slightly bigger than the PL14
and arguably less usable
on account of being filled with the coarser "pure" badger.

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I don't think Simpsons offer this brush any longer...


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 05-13-2012, 07:01 AM
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My biggest is the Rodney Neep Dreadnought. It's 26mm knot with 58mm loft on a 59mm high handle and weights 3oz. It uses the extra silver tip badger that Rodney just got back in stock. The brush's only downside for me is that it is a shedder. Hopefully, that will subside. I only use the brush on weekends when I do a three pass shave (my only one of the week) and it holds enough soap for 4 or 5. It's posing here with a pic of my smallest brush and the newest kid on the block, an old Leresche open comb. You'll also see in the background a pictorial representation of SWMBO when she saw the paypal bill for these items.

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 05-13-2012, 02:21 PM
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(05-13-2012, 07:01 AM)oakeshott Wrote: My biggest is the Rodney Neep Dreadnought. It's 26mm knot with 58mm loft on a 59mm high handle and weights 3oz. It uses the extra silver tip badger that Rodney just got back in stock. The brush's only downside for me is that it is a shedder. Hopefully, that will subside. I only use the brush on weekends when I do a three pass shave (my only one of the week) and it holds enough soap for 4 or 5. It's posing here with a pic of my smallest brush and the newest kid on the block, an old Leresche open comb. You'll also see in the background a pictorial representation of SWMBO when she saw the paypal bill for these items.

Fantastic brush and brilliant pic too!

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 05-13-2012, 07:50 PM
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My biggest is this badger purchased from emsplace.com I don't know much about it other than where it was purchased (I'm not the original buyer). Does any one know if she makes her own brushes or if this is from some where else. Here it is pictured next to my Duke 3 to compare size:

   

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 05-14-2012, 02:22 AM
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Will try to remember to take a pic of the brush in the window of Pasteur's Pharmacy in NYC on 34th street. The one there is about the size of an actual badger, or so my memory has it.

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 05-14-2012, 02:31 AM
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(05-14-2012, 02:22 AM)oakeshott Wrote: Will try to remember to take a pic of the brush in the window of Pasteur's Pharmacy in NYC on 34th street. The one there is about the size of an actual badger, or so my memory has it.

Wow please do, I'm really looking forward to seeing that!

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 05-14-2012, 04:32 AM
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There are 2 ivory Simpson brushes in existence which are much larger than the Samson. One is still in our possession and the other is kept on a top shelf in D.R. Harris, St. James, out of harms way.

Gary

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 05-14-2012, 05:00 AM
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(05-12-2012, 08:00 AM)ben74 Wrote: Here is a one of my widest...







At 36mm, the knot on this M&F is as wide as Wee Scot's loft is high and about 5mm wider than the height of the Wee Scot handle.

The only brush I've seen that I think would take two hands to use!

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 05-14-2012, 05:12 AM
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This big plexi from Plisson makes my Merkur look small...

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(05-14-2012, 04:32 AM)Gary Young Wrote: There are 2 ivory Simpson brushes in existence which are much larger than the Samson. One is still in our possession and the other is kept on a top shelf in D.R. Harris, St. James, out of harms way.

Gary

Amazing Gary, I'd love to see those... got any pics?

I have a size 24 genuine Ivory Plisson that almost rivals the Samson size wise...

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 05-14-2012, 10:01 AM
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(05-14-2012, 04:32 AM)Gary Young Wrote: There are 2 ivory Simpson brushes in existence which are much larger than the Samson. One is still in our possession and the other is kept on a top shelf in D.R. Harris, St. James, out of harms way.

Gary

I have seen that huge brush at D.R. Harris, when I went to London last year. Wow, didn't know that was REAL ivory!

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 05-14-2012, 10:16 AM
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(05-14-2012, 10:01 AM)oversaturn Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 04:32 AM)Gary Young Wrote: There are 2 ivory Simpson brushes in existence which are much larger than the Samson. One is still in our possession and the other is kept on a top shelf in D.R. Harris, St. James, out of harms way.

Gary

I have seen that huge brush at D.R. Harris, when I went to London last year. Wow, didn't know that was REAL ivory!

Yep it is. We had the opportunity of using a set of very large tusks and saw it as a chance to make a pair of brushes that were never going to be copied again. Did you get to handle it? If you did you are a lucky guy as that normally doesn't come off the shelf except for one of us!

Gary

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 05-14-2012, 10:17 AM
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Some photos taken by me on several shops around the world:

Drogaria Oriental, Lisbon, Portugal:
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Taylor of Old Bond Street, Jermyn St, London:
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And this photo is not mine, was taken by a member of foroafeitado (eTom) at Mühle's factory/museum:
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 05-14-2012, 02:43 PM
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And another photo taken by me, at T&H (St. James St., London), with several rebranded Simpson brushes, and a biggie:

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