10-08-2014, 04:35 AM
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  • TheMonk
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For the benefit of those who don't have a twitter account, here are pictures of the new Simpson brushes in wood and horn:

M7 in Cocobolo Wood
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M7 in Walnut Wood
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Duke 3 in Natural Horn
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Duke 3 in Snake Wood
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Chubby 2 in Walnut Wood
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Chubby 2 in Cocobolo Wood
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Chubby 2 in Ebony Wood
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Chubby 2 in Snake Wood
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Chubby 2 in Cade Wood
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Also, for those that may have missed it, the CH2 in Amaranth Wood that had already been shown:

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Cheers.

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 10-08-2014, 04:49 AM
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  • refles
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So these beauties are what Mark has in the workshop all this time!! The M7 and D3 definitely received a significant update to their appearance. Still unmistakably D3/M7/CH2 though for sure. First significant update to the design in years I bet. Excited is an understatement right now!!

Thank you David, these are amazing!

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 10-08-2014, 05:32 AM
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  • robk
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I want that horn.

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 10-08-2014, 06:17 AM
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  • ojinsa
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Fantastic brushes!


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 10-08-2014, 06:36 AM
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(10-08-2014, 05:32 AM)robk Wrote: I want that horn.

Not if I get there first!!!BiggrinBiggrin

The horn looks fabulous..... unfortunately, the wood handles are not my cup of tea.

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 10-08-2014, 07:09 AM
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  • Rufus
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I like the look of the natural horn. The wood, however, does not do the handles justice; in fact, I think the wood detracts from the overall aesthetic appeal of the handles' shapes.

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 10-08-2014, 07:17 AM
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Interesting to see these developments from Simpsons. I would prefer they focus their efforts on truly "hand-turned" handles with more variation/character. Or offer "Heritage" versions of the iconic handles based on unique exemplars, somewhat like what was done for the recent M6, a better copy of the classic version than I feel the current Chubby handle shape is.

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 10-08-2014, 07:18 AM
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Whoever are the very lucky recipient's are.................. These are a thing of beauty. Mark "Vulfix" and the team have done a great job.


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 10-08-2014, 07:22 AM
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(10-08-2014, 07:17 AM)ntr(nwu) Wrote: Interesting to see these developments from Simpsons. I would prefer they focus their efforts on truly "hand-turned" handles with more variation/character. Or offer "Heritage" versions of the iconic handles based on unique exemplars, somewhat like what was done for the recent M6, a better copy of the classic version than I feel the current Chubby handle shape is.

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 10-08-2014, 08:14 AM
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  • refles
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(10-08-2014, 07:22 AM)German Wrote: +1
(10-08-2014, 07:17 AM)ntr(nwu) Wrote: Interesting to see these developments from Simpsons. I would prefer they focus their efforts on truly "hand-turned" handles with more variation/character. Or offer "Heritage" versions of the iconic handles based on unique exemplars, somewhat like what was done for the recent M6, a better copy of the classic version than I feel the current Chubby handle shape is.

That would be an incredible step if they had a line that went and tapped their history of hand turned handles, even a constant small batch released on hand turned, hand tied.. would simply be a knockout. This seems to tie back to matching demand with supply if these are coming from the new lathes he posted a while bac and tapping new exotic materials which obvious has its own allure. Mark has told me these brushes will only have a very limited quantity of each made.

Being a big M7 fan its exciting because its different. But The Chubby handle I think seems to be the best with the visual balance slight touch to improve the lines of the handle. (to me it looks like a taller handle, but there's something else I can't place my finger on)

Odds are still though is that these will be gobbled up by the market.

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 10-08-2014, 08:31 AM
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(10-08-2014, 08:14 AM)refles Wrote: Being a big M7 fan its exciting because its different. But The Chubby handle I think seems to be the best with the visual balance slight touch to improve the lines of the handle. (to me it looks like a taller handle, but there's something else I can't place my finger on)

All 3 handles seem to have suffered some changes IMO, or at least the images seem to suggest it.
The M7 has a larger ridge, with what seems to be a more ergonomic bottom half, and the base itself is not as flat, it's considerably rounder. The D3 looks quite a bit taller, and with a larger base, and the Chubby's ridge seems to be placed higher, closer to the middle of the handle. It may also be a bit taller.

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 10-08-2014, 08:53 AM
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(10-08-2014, 08:14 AM)refles Wrote: . . . Mark has told me these brushes will only have a very limited quantity of each made. . .

I hope that's the case. It looks like they've grafted the M6 base onto the Duke, and along with David's point about the other changes, I wouldn't want to see this lap over onto their regular line-up.

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 10-08-2014, 09:13 AM
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I wonder when they are going to take custom orders on their handles! Biggrin

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 10-08-2014, 09:34 AM
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(10-08-2014, 08:53 AM)rsp1202 Wrote:
(10-08-2014, 08:14 AM)refles Wrote: . . . Mark has told me these brushes will only have a very limited quantity of each made. . .

I hope that's the case. It looks like they've grafted the M6 base onto the Duke, and along with David's point about the other changes, I wouldn't want to see this lap over onto their regular line-up.

Duke is the most polarizing if I must be honest, you'll either love it hate it. Same can be said for all of them but I would think less so for the CH2's... but variation is what makes the world go round Smile I know I'm always on a lookout for non standard (cream) colored handle materials.. the shape update was a total surprise for sure.

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 10-08-2014, 09:55 AM
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I am not a fan. I do not think they add anything to the brand. I do not think the handles look very elegant in wood. In fact, to me, they look rather amateurish in their execution.

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 10-08-2014, 09:58 AM
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I think the artful flair at the base of the Duke in horn is just plain sexy, and appreciate the alternate variation. Looks like a vixen in a skin tight dress...

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 10-08-2014, 10:28 AM
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Great looking brushes. Thanks for posting!

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 10-08-2014, 10:29 AM
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Wow, those are really beautiful brushes. I really like the snakewood! All of them are awesome though!

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 10-08-2014, 10:33 AM
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I am not a fan of wood but I liked snake bite wood:-)

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 10-08-2014, 10:33 AM
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That walnut is beautiful.

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