05-12-2012, 11:02 AM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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We already know the Simpson limited edition that were made for the online store http://www.bullgooseshaving.net and that we can read here : Grosvenor super badger two band limited edition and here : Simpson 57 "Douglas" Super Badger two band.

Now is the time to write about the Simpson Colonel X2L in super badger two band,named it after a good guy and member of many other shaving boards,Ehsan.

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There were 3 batches made of this limited edition by Simpson : in some of them we can read "best badger" (as in the case of the brush that I did try) and in others we can read super badger,as the hair used in the brushes is super badger two band,as Simpson have named it.

Here are some examples of what Im saying (the pics have been taken by other people and I thank them about it) :

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The specs of this brush are :
  • 22 mm knot
  • 48,5 mm loft
  • 105 mm total height

which makes it a medium size brush.

The handle of this brush its truly one of the most ergonomic ones that I have ever tried from any shaving brush brand,as well as elegant.Maybe is not as "classy" as the 57 or sturdy as the Grosvenor one,however,holding this brush is a pleasure,and like the other Simpson brushes,this one its well made,kind of heavy and with an excellent balance.

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The hair density of this brush was also excellent.Usually super badger two band brushes aren't as packed as best or regular super badger due to the higher thickness of the two band badger hair,but this brush was extremely well packed of hair,as you can see in this pic :

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I would say that this brush was more densely packed than the 57 "Douglas" one and even more than the Grosvenor two band edition.

Another good thing was that this brush didnt bloom a lot once was wet,as you can see in this pic :

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This brush is an OUTSTANDING face latherer,and performs great with hard shaving soaps/sticks.The tips are super soft,almost like a good silvertip badger hair (velvety feeling) but keeping a good backbone with flow.If we add that the handle its one of the most ergonomics out there,and for its size it can be suitable to use if for bowl lathering too,we find one of those "one of a kind" brushes that fits many shavers requirements.

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This was truly another great Simpson brush made for Bullgoose Shaving!

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 05-12-2012, 12:03 PM
  • Brent
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  • Columbus, OH
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Great looking brush. Wish they still made them.

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 05-12-2012, 01:41 PM
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That sure is a beauty. And that handle should be very versatile. Smile

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 05-12-2012, 02:19 PM
  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Thanks for the write-up Teiste. The Ehsan was the first limited edition brush ever made for me and it really is a great brush. I still have one in my rotation. Cool

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 05-12-2012, 04:46 PM
  • ben74
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Great review, I have a couple of more recent LE versions of the Colonel...

Left: 3 band Super, Imitation Ivory
Right: Manchurian, Butterscotch
From above...

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 05-25-2012, 03:34 AM
  • xraygun
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  • Bainbridge Island
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Ben, those don't look like they've ever had the pleasure of interacting with soap. I think we need some post shave bloom pics to complete this review.

I know I love my Ehsan, I was lucky enough to get one second hand.

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 05-25-2012, 03:52 AM
  • Dave
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When I was using badgers, this was the one brush I always wanted and never could track down.

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 05-25-2012, 08:36 AM
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The Ehsan was my first love/brush and I still use it for face or bowl lathering. It can attack a soap puck and still feel soft on the face, great all-arounder.

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 05-25-2012, 08:51 AM
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Thanks for submitting Teiste. I was always convinced it was and is a great brush ...

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 05-25-2012, 09:13 AM
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Another excellent review Teiste along with the great pictures.

ben74, thanks for the extra eye candy to look at. I like that butterscotch one.

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 05-25-2012, 11:40 AM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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(05-25-2012, 08:51 AM)carlosfergar Wrote: Thanks for submitting Teiste. I was always convinced it was and is a great brush ...

Well,you now owned it,so you know it really well.Biggrin

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 05-25-2012, 04:09 PM
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I have one of Phil's Grosvenour LEs, and it is a truly outstanding brush! Also have a regular Colonel in best; the Grosvenour is much, much better!

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