05-28-2014, 09:58 AM
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Continuing my downsizing, I am offering two very rare, vintage Somerset Simpson Chubby 3 Manchurian brushes. Both have been used lightly and are in beautiful condition, with extremely white hair tips. These brushes are very, very rarely offered for sale. The first one, labeled "Manchurian Badger," has a 33mm knot and a loft of 60mm. Asking $600 shipped CONUS. SOLD

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The second brush, labeled "Extra Super" (which also means Manchurian), has a 30mm knot and a loft of 60mm. Asking $600 shipped CONUS. SOLD

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Thanks for looking.

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 05-28-2014, 10:02 AM
  • Lutebro
  • Senior Member
  • Olympia, WA
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I feel like I should pay to look at the pictures! Very nice!

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 05-28-2014, 10:03 AM
  • vpayne
  • Active Member
  • Missouri
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Wow! Those are some whoppers.

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 05-28-2014, 10:03 AM
  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
  • Vancouver, Canada
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Oh wow...talk about unobtanium brushes! Beautiful brushes, GLWTS!

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 05-28-2014, 10:12 AM
  • wingdo
  • The Dude Abides
  • Florida
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Damn John, those are fantastic brushes and the prices are great considering the unobtanium aspect. Somerset Manchurian is in a class totally by itself IMO.

The second brush is older than the first and probably one I would normally drool over. Luckily at the moment SRAD has me in its grips. Biggrin

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 05-28-2014, 11:05 AM
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A member wrote to me and asked if these have scritch. To me they both feel quite soft, without any scritch like the modern ones can have or like some Rooney Finests. In fact, they are softer than most of the Supers and Bests that I sold previously. Both brush knots are dense, but the Extra Super one is slightly denser and stiffer. However, both have bloomed well. The one labeled Manchurian Badger is perhaps very slightly the softer of the two.

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 05-28-2014, 11:32 AM
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The first brush is sold. My thanks to the buyer.

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 05-28-2014, 11:51 AM
  • ThreeBs
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  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Gorgeous brushes ! GLWTS

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 05-28-2014, 12:48 PM
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Oh my gosh. Goosebumps!

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 05-28-2014, 07:23 PM
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Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

FYI, Charles Roberts (Method shaving) told me that there were only a few dozen ever produced. The extra super first, then the manchurian labeling. Charles along with David Carter came up with the marketing names of this hair grade. David called it extra super at first, then Charles demanded they be named manchurian. These were only available here in Austin at his shop. I am glad I happen to own one. :-)

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 05-29-2014, 05:21 AM
  • German
  • Simpson 2 Band Aficionado
  • USA
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What gems! Very tempting, indeed!

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 05-29-2014, 08:06 PM
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And the second brush now appears to be taken also, pending later payment of the balance due.

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 05-31-2014, 06:30 AM
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You've made a couple of shavers very happy! Fantastic brushes.

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 06-02-2014, 07:04 PM
  • Lover of the Wet Shaving way of Life
  • Westchester, NY
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Awesome just to see these RARE beauties!

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