05-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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The LITTLE Brush Thread

We can't have a BIG brush appreciation thread without a LITTLE one...

Let's see you favourite small brushes!

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I'll start with the obvious choice,

everyone's favourite,

the iconic...


Wee Scot


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The only brush
(until recently)
to bear a Simpsons family member's signature..

(Gary Young with the LE GYLE
is the only other person to boast this honour!)

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Knot width: 15mm
Knot height: 37mm
Handle height: 31mm
Overall height: 68mm

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Easily lost inside your average scuttle!

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I believe the Wee Scot was named partly because Alex Simpson was Scottish and partly because Gary’s grandmother’s maiden name was Scot.


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 05-11-2012, 07:01 PM
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Might as well lock this thread. There is no other small brush to compare with the Wee Scot, no matter how hard others may try, IMHO.

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 05-11-2012, 07:14 PM
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How about this little one...

from my M&F stable...

and it's 2 band!

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With the Wee Scot...

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And his big brother...

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Knot width: 16mm
Knot height: 37mm
Handle height: 31mm
Overall height: 68mm


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 05-11-2012, 08:43 PM
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I have an Ever-Ready shave brush my Aunt Dorothy gave me in the early 1950's.
It has never lost a hair, because I set it aside and never used it in 60 years.
(I thought it was too small, but the Wee Scot and others have it beat by a mile)!

   

The base says Pure-Badger, 500PBCC, Made in USA
Knot 17mm, Loft 44mm. Handle 38mm, Total Ht 82mm
(measurements are approximate)

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 05-11-2012, 09:00 PM
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Holy Cow, Ben! Does all your shaving arsenal just keep breeding? You must be an alchemist, of some sorts! i would love to see all your gear in one photo. It would make a great museum!!

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 05-11-2012, 09:56 PM
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Gotta love the Wee Scot! That's just insanely cute! Nice pics BTW! I love the scale.

I think there is a 'Lil Bambino boar that is close to that size.

My smallest brush is nowhere near the size of either the WeeScot or the 'Lil Bambino, yet it's small enough for me.

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At 39mm of loft (measured as best I can) it's about as small as I want to go for an everyday face lather brush. It makes and holds enough lather for everything I need to do. It may not look all that small beside these other small brushes, but if you hold it in your hand you realize just how samll it is. I can't imagine a Wee Scot.

That's a Rooney 3/1 SuperSilvertip to the right of it.

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 05-12-2012, 12:54 AM
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(05-11-2012, 08:43 PM)wknicholas Wrote: I have an Ever-Ready shave brush my Aunt Dorothy gave me in the early 1950's.
It has never lost a hair, because I set it aside and never used it in 60 years.
(I thought it was too small, but the Wee Scot and others have it beat by a mile)!



The base says Pure-Badger, 500PBCC, Made in USA
Knot 17mm, Loft 44mm. Handle 38mm, Total Ht 82mm
(measurements are approximate)

I love the little Ever-Ready Nick, your Aunt Dorothy has good taste.

Are you ever going to use it? It sure looks ready to make some lather!

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 05-12-2012, 02:58 AM
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(05-11-2012, 07:14 PM)ben74 Wrote:
How about this little one...

from my M&F stable...

and it's 2 band!



With the Wee Scot...



And his big brother...



Knot width: 16mm
Knot height: 37mm
Handle height: 31mm
Overall height: 68mm


Where did you get the little guy from?

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 05-12-2012, 04:08 AM
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Seldom can I contribute to a thread like this, but for once I have something appropriate and cool. This little gem came to me as part of a shaving kit. My plan is to have her re-knotted and take her on the road with me.

You can get a sense of the size from the quarter, the business card and the one pic with my stubby fingers in it.

   

   

   

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 05-12-2012, 04:33 AM
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You are right... That is cool!

I also agree it looks like it would benefit from a re-knot. You must keep us updated if you do.

Thanks for sharing.

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 05-12-2012, 06:53 AM
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Ahhh, the Wee Scot... I like that little fella. You can squeeze it inside a razor box for an "Aristocratic" travel kit Laughing1

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...but t is difficult for him to fit into a common brush holder... 24Laughing1

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You can also try to keep it inside an Omega #48 - it almost fits inside, a little bit more and this was a like a "matrioska" style of brush

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But a travel container is very easy to find, just get a soap stick!

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Simpson Wee Scot... a great little brush indeed!

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 05-12-2012, 07:01 AM
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And the winner is,the Wee Scot Number_one

Nice pictures Emanuel.

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 05-12-2012, 07:03 AM
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That Wee Scot is so cool! Seeing all these pictures of it makes me want to get one.

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 05-12-2012, 07:18 AM
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(05-12-2012, 07:03 AM)Tonality Wrote: That Wee Scot is so cool! Seeing all these pictures of it makes me want to get one.

Nope, get two. One for the medicine cabinet and one for the travel bag.

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 05-12-2012, 07:28 AM
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Fantastic pics gentlemen, here's another (pic that is, no claim to being fantastic)...

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 05-12-2012, 07:28 AM
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Wee Scot and "micro" Plisson.

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 05-12-2012, 07:29 AM
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The micro Plisson has to be my favourite!

It makes the Wee Scot look BIG!

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 05-12-2012, 08:00 AM
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Damn, this is rough country filled with rougher company.

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 05-12-2012, 08:33 AM
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Me Wee Laddie in it's own dram quaich. And, a very old English horsehair with the necessary Anthrax message of the time. This brush is unusable as the lacquer is cracking and the smell,......well it smells badly!

The Wee Scot is Great!

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 05-12-2012, 08:44 AM
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(05-12-2012, 08:33 AM)nickeasy Wrote: Me Wee Laddie in it's own dram quaich. And, a very old English horsehair with the necessary Anthrax message of the time. This brush is unusable as the lacquer is cracking and the smell,......well it smells badly!

The Wee Scot is Great!

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Beautiful brushes, thanks for sharing!

Do you drink a toast or build lather with your wonderful wee dram?

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