05-14-2014, 09:57 AM
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  • refles
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I stumbled across a special brush indeed.. Simpson M6 - Best Badger - New condition. In talking to Mark, he's indicated its certain to be some limited run brush since it was for crafted for Abraham & Strauss (A&S), the date is somewhere during the 1950-60's. Honestly I didn't think this brush would exist as in reading the sticky from Gary Young, he mentions M1-M6 were prototypes.
(Thank you Mark!)

History -
In talking to the owner, it was her father's brush. She bought it for him years ago in Hempstead, NY. Appears that he never used the brush, but there's was no box and just sat around. Pretty amazing.. the one thing that's unique, the hair doesn't smell musty/old it has the same or similar smell as the brushes that Mark sends.. so this could be a new unused condition, which make this very special indeed. But it obviously has its age/wear marks.

Enjoy the pics
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size comparison, never would have thought it was so much smaller than the M7
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 05-14-2014, 10:03 AM
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Very cool indeed!

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 05-14-2014, 10:07 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Very nice find indeed, congratulations!

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 05-14-2014, 01:19 PM
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(05-14-2014, 10:07 AM)TheMonk Wrote: Very nice find indeed, congratulations!

+1

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 05-14-2014, 02:30 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Very nice! I have never seen an M6 before.

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 05-14-2014, 03:03 PM
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  • Agravic
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Beautiful brush.

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 05-14-2014, 03:05 PM
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  • Shaun
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Lovely lathing on that brush. Look how fine it is. Congrats.

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 05-14-2014, 05:24 PM
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  • Elendil
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What a great find! Thanks for sharing the pics.

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 05-14-2014, 05:39 PM
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  • refles
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Thanks gents, I'm glad I'm able to share this with everyone. Its really a work of art when you look at the lines of the brush handle.

I didn't even think it existed so could mean that M1 thru M5 may be out in the wild just waiting to be discovered! haha Biggrin

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 05-14-2014, 06:00 PM
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I actually like it more than the m7 oddly enough

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 05-14-2014, 06:32 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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That is an unreal find!!! You Sir have what appears to be unobtainium Angel

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 05-14-2014, 07:13 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I wonder if Mark would be willing to make another TSN LE down the road a bit. The M6 would be outstanding!!

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 05-14-2014, 07:21 PM
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  • tgutc
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Great find!

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 05-14-2014, 07:22 PM
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  • Agravic
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(05-14-2014, 07:13 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I wonder if Mark would be willing to make another TSN LE down the road a bit. The M6 would be outstanding!!

Eeeeek

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 05-14-2014, 07:50 PM
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  • refles
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(05-14-2014, 06:00 PM)pbnj Wrote: I actually like it more than the m7 oddly enough

There's a lot of subtle line shifts and angles on the brush when you stare at the profiles. Even the bottom ring in the middle of the brush has that coming out like the normal M7 but immediately goes to some recessed groove.. and that smooth area where the engraving is, its profile outline shows its not symmetrical which is unique, alot of detailed work on that handle. Its a beauty to look at for sure.


(05-14-2014, 06:32 PM)LORDBISHOP Wrote: That is an unreal find!!! You Sir have what appears to be unobtainium Angel

Thank you LORDBISHOP.. I'm smiling on the inside when I think of that now!

(05-14-2014, 07:13 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I wonder if Mark would be willing to make another TSN LE down the road a bit. The M6 would be outstanding!!

He's already got the actual photos I took so you never know, if there's enough fanfare that would be pretty amazing if he did!

There's probably stash of archives that we've haven't found out about yet just waiting to be slowly trickled out through the years. Rolleyes


but thanks all, glad your all enjoying the pics. It was definitely a special find.

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 05-14-2014, 09:23 PM
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I've tried several different brushes, both vintage and modern, that have a similar shape to the -6 and -7, and they all fit my hand perfectly. Whether it's an AS3M or MF5, and all the way up in size to an E7, Emperor 3 and M7, it's pretty much automatic without need to re-grip. No other brushes have ever done that. Amazing.

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 05-15-2014, 05:23 AM
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  • ben74
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(05-14-2014, 07:13 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I wonder if Mark would be willing to make another TSN LE down the road a bit. The M6 would be outstanding!!

Mmm... Yes please!

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 05-15-2014, 05:59 AM
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  • Elendil
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(05-14-2014, 07:13 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I wonder if Mark would be willing to make another TSN LE down the road a bit. The M6 would be outstanding!!

That, sir, would be awesome.

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 05-15-2014, 09:08 AM
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Refles, What a find........ You must be very pleased, a great pleasure too see. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy.


Charles U.K

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 05-15-2014, 09:24 AM
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  • refles
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Thanks Charles, after just learning that this spurred the creation of the new TSN brush, I'm pretty happy with myself Angel

but I'm very proud of this find but very very happy that I was able to share w/ fellow members.

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