Poll: Judging by the Duke 2 on the right of both pictures would you:
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 08-14-2014, 01:03 AM
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Notice the placement of the "2 best badger" stamp on the Duke 2 (right)and the gold stamp. I hope the vendor (Custom Shaving) sent me a different one, but its looking like this is the one they are sending me and its really bugging me, lol.

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 08-14-2014, 04:57 AM
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  • Giorgio
  • Senior Member
  • Pennsylvania, US
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I imagine it is these slight nuances/imperfections that gives each Simpson brush it's unique and desired character due to being hand-made

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 08-14-2014, 07:30 AM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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Current Simpson brushes are all turned an a CNC lathe and engraved so while there may be slight variances in batch to batch it won't be like the old hand turned and lamp blacked models where each handle had its own character. I personally would not be bothered by the decal partially covering the engraving, but I understand how somebody else might.

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 08-14-2014, 10:21 AM
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(08-14-2014, 07:30 AM)blzrfn Wrote: Current Simpson brushes are all turned an a CNC lathe and engraved so while there may be slight variances in batch to batch it won't be like the old hand turned and lamp blacked models where each handle had its own character. I personally would not be bothered by the decal partially covering the engraving, but I understand how somebody else might.

Guess, I'm just OCD about this sort of thing, as I'll have to live with the glaring flaw. I'm wondering if the new stickers are small enough where peeling off the old one and replacing it with a new one would fix the issue?

Nevermind, lol. It would cost me nearly $19 for a new sticker! lol

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 08-14-2014, 10:34 AM
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The newer stickers are of an identical size to the old, so that won't correct this issue, unfortunately.
I suppose it comes down to what you are prepared to receive as being acceptable. I have a Jubilee where the sticker partially covers the engraving, but that is simply a mispositioned sticker. I could remove and replace it without a problem.
Personally, I wouldn't like that degree of error, especially when Simpson brushes sell at a premium price.

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 08-14-2014, 11:07 AM
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(08-14-2014, 10:34 AM)Optometrist Wrote: The newer stickers are of an identical size to the old, so that won't correct this issue, unfortunately.
I suppose it comes down to what you are prepared to receive as being acceptable. I have a Jubilee where the sticker partially covers the engraving, but that is simply a mispositioned sticker. I could remove and replace it without a problem.
Personally, I wouldn't like that degree of error, especially when Simpson brushes sell at a premium price.

Ahhhhh.... we are talking about a sticker, aren't we? Golly gee, I did not know that a sticker totally impacted the value of a brush. A47

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 08-14-2014, 11:18 AM
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(08-14-2014, 11:07 AM)monarch2001 Wrote:
(08-14-2014, 10:34 AM)Optometrist Wrote: The newer stickers are of an identical size to the old, so that won't correct this issue, unfortunately.
I suppose it comes down to what you are prepared to receive as being acceptable. I have a Jubilee where the sticker partially covers the engraving, but that is simply a mispositioned sticker. I could remove and replace it without a problem.
Personally, I wouldn't like that degree of error, especially when Simpson brushes sell at a premium price.

Ahhhhh.... we are talking about a sticker, aren't we? Golly gee, I did not know that a sticker totally impacted the value of a brush. A47


Well, its not just the sticker, look how low the "2 Best Badger" stamp was placed.

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 08-14-2014, 11:26 AM
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+1

Ahhhhh.... we are talking about a sticker, aren't we? Golly gee, I did not know that a sticker totally impacted the value of a brush. A47
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 08-14-2014, 11:36 AM
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(08-14-2014, 11:18 AM)MerchantofShave Wrote:
(08-14-2014, 11:07 AM)monarch2001 Wrote:
(08-14-2014, 10:34 AM)Optometrist Wrote: The newer stickers are of an identical size to the old, so that won't correct this issue, unfortunately.
I suppose it comes down to what you are prepared to receive as being acceptable. I have a Jubilee where the sticker partially covers the engraving, but that is simply a mispositioned sticker. I could remove and replace it without a problem.
Personally, I wouldn't like that degree of error, especially when Simpson brushes sell at a premium price.

Ahhhhh.... we are talking about a sticker, aren't we? Golly gee, I did not know that a sticker totally impacted the value of a brush. A47


Well, its not just the sticker, look how low the "2 Best Badger" stamp was placed.

Most Simpsons have some variations as they have a great deal of human input. If you have not used it, send it back for a replacement or refund. It is just not worth going through all this angst.

Michael

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 08-14-2014, 11:59 AM
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(08-14-2014, 11:07 AM)monarch2001 Wrote:
(08-14-2014, 10:34 AM)Optometrist Wrote: The newer stickers are of an identical size to the old, so that won't correct this issue, unfortunately.
I suppose it comes down to what you are prepared to receive as being acceptable. I have a Jubilee where the sticker partially covers the engraving, but that is simply a mispositioned sticker. I could remove and replace it without a problem.
Personally, I wouldn't like that degree of error, especially when Simpson brushes sell at a premium price.

Ahhhhh.... we are talking about a sticker, aren't we? Golly gee, I did not know that a sticker totally impacted the value of a brush. A47

Michael, of course the sticker has no impact on the performance of the brush, but my point was that when you are paying that kind of money for a premium brand, I would not consider it unreasonable to expect certain standards in finish.
As a point of reference, Simpson, has today, offered a Silvertip Hive at a substantial discount, merely for some smudging of the engraving. If this isn't a prime example of Simpson acknowledging a sub par finish and adjusting the price accordingly to reflect that, I don't know what is.
Why would you want to accept anything less? Pay full price in the knowledge that it would probably affect the resale price later, should you decide to sell? Hmmm.

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 08-14-2014, 12:09 PM
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I think what I'll do is just send it back and wait for them to get more Duke 2's in stock and exchange it for one with out that glaring flaw, lol. And FYI, Custom Shaving has been great with me which is why I'd rather send it back, wait and exchange it rather than ask for a refund.

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 08-14-2014, 03:17 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(08-14-2014, 04:57 AM)Giorgio Wrote: I imagine it is these slight nuances/imperfections that gives each Simpson brush it's unique and desired character due to being hand-made

Or perhaps it is due to an enlightened employee benefits policy reflected in the beverages on tap in the break room.

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 08-14-2014, 05:39 PM
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(08-14-2014, 03:17 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(08-14-2014, 04:57 AM)Giorgio Wrote: I imagine it is these slight nuances/imperfections that gives each Simpson brush it's unique and desired character due to being hand-made

Or perhaps it is due to an enlightened employee benefits policy reflected in the beverages on tap in the break room.

Hey Mel!

You're right! Portland, OR is definitely weird.

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 08-14-2014, 10:09 PM
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I hate to beat a dead badger but, I have this brush arriving tomorrow from Custom Shaving and I am trying to decide if I should keep it and live with the flaw in its stamping/decal or return it.

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 08-14-2014, 10:55 PM
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Yeah send it back if it bothers you.

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 08-15-2014, 12:39 AM
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Up to you, if you think you can live with it then don't... But yeah I agree with you, it looks weird...

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 08-15-2014, 01:46 AM
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For me, the answer is a definite return, for the reasons I have given in another thread.

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 08-15-2014, 02:02 AM
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(08-14-2014, 11:59 AM)Optometrist Wrote:
(08-14-2014, 11:07 AM)monarch2001 Wrote:
(08-14-2014, 10:34 AM)Optometrist Wrote: The newer stickers are of an identical size to the old, so that won't correct this issue, unfortunately.
I suppose it comes down to what you are prepared to receive as being acceptable. I have a Jubilee where the sticker partially covers the engraving, but that is simply a mispositioned sticker. I could remove and replace it without a problem.
Personally, I wouldn't like that degree of error, especially when Simpson brushes sell at a premium price.

Ahhhhh.... we are talking about a sticker, aren't we? Golly gee, I did not know that a sticker totally impacted the value of a brush. A47

Michael, of course the sticker has no impact on the performance of the brush, but my point was that when you are paying that kind of money for a premium brand, I would not consider it unreasonable to expect certain standards in finish.
As a point of reference, Simpson, has today, offered a Silvertip Hive at a substantial discount, merely for some smudging of the engraving. If this isn't a prime example of Simpson acknowledging a sub par finish and adjusting the price accordingly to reflect that, I don't know what is.
Why would you want to accept anything less? Pay full price in the knowledge that it would probably affect the resale price later, should you decide to sell? Hmmm.

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 08-15-2014, 02:53 AM
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I would return it.

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 08-15-2014, 03:13 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
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If it bugs you now, it will bug you every time you pick up that brush. I would suggest looking into the Superior Shave. Jarod takes actual stock photos of each brush, front and back. Takes measurements of each brush and you pick the one you want.

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