05-12-2012, 11:02 AM
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.
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) :
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.
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 :
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 :
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.
This was truly another great Simpson brush made for Bullgoose Shaving!
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