10-20-2014, 06:21 AM
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Hi all,

I've been lucky enough to catch this brush on ebay and I receive it this morning.
The Handle have this great honey color typical of butterscotch handles.
As I can read, it is engraved "Best badger" on it, probably an original "Behive" shape from the 60'
The brush seems to be used but it is in perfect condition.
Knot size is 22X52 according to my caliper.

Looks like the time have some effects on badger hair because it's very very floppy, so floppy that I'm thinking about a reknot with a silvertip 2 bands from Simpson (that's my favourite hair)

Here it is after a quick cleaning

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 10-20-2014, 06:33 AM
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saw that 1, cool handle get 'er re-knotted & make it a living museum pc

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 10-20-2014, 06:36 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice find, Chris.

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 10-20-2014, 06:40 AM
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  • refles
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Saw that, congratulations on that winning bid! Thanks for the perspective shot next to the D3!

Very unique handle shape, sort of a mix of beehive and tulip?

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 10-20-2014, 03:45 PM
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  • Shaun
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I was watching. I'd keep the original knot. Keep working with it; you may get to appreciate it more deeply and find it more suitable for either face or bowl lathering etc. Those old Simpson knots were truly superb. Take your time is my recommendation.

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 10-20-2014, 07:42 PM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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(10-20-2014, 03:45 PM)Shaun Wrote: I was watching. I'd keep the original knot. Keep working with it; you may get to appreciate it more deeply and find it more suitable for either face or bowl lathering etc. Those old Simpson knots were truly superb. Take your time is my recommendation.

+infinity

I adore vintage Simpson knots almost as much as the handles themselves, at sometimes more! Clean it thoroughly and give it a few shaves before you toss out an unobtanium knot!

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 10-20-2014, 08:19 PM
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Very unique brush, Chris! Smile

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 10-20-2014, 08:49 PM
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Great score my friend Smile

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 10-21-2014, 02:46 AM
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  • robk
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I was bidding. Congrats!

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 10-21-2014, 02:57 AM
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(10-20-2014, 03:45 PM)Shaun Wrote: I was watching. I'd keep the original knot. Keep working with it; you may get to appreciate it more deeply and find it more suitable for either face or bowl lathering etc. Those old Simpson knots were truly superb. Take your time is my recommendation.

I wish I could keep the knot, I gave it a couple of bath now, it does not stink anymore but it's really floppy in FL :/

the question is, keep the brush in original condition but useless (for me) or re-knot it and use it at it's best.

Selling it is not an option btw Biggrin

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 10-21-2014, 03:08 AM
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as long as the knot is such a beauty i feel the spirit of the brush dies if going for violent surgery. floppy or not - with a new knot i would regard it as valueless.

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 10-21-2014, 04:14 AM
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I can understand your point of vue but for me the value is determined by the pleasure I have to use something, a brush like this just for display, I can't imagine :/

I already have a genuine ivory simpson with original hair and I really love the knot it have, use it as often as I can.

I want to use this one at his best too, I'm sure that Simpson will make a great job on it an perhaps save the original knot in the same time by making the hole a bit deeper to give the brush more backbone, that's all i hope.

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 10-21-2014, 07:56 PM
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Great find. I like your idea of a reknot with Simpson two band.

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 10-22-2014, 08:50 AM
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  • Elendil
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You don't find many like that. Congrats on the pick up. Definitely reknot it and use it!

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 11-06-2014, 03:03 AM
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Back home from the Isle of Man with a new knot Heart

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thanks Mark for this perfect job !

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 11-06-2014, 03:08 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice, Chris.

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 11-06-2014, 04:21 AM
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  • refles
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That new knot looks wonderful!! It matches very well, enjoy the old brush made new again!

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 11-06-2014, 04:23 AM
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  • Rob W
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Wonderful looking knot in a wonderful looking brush, Chris.

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 11-06-2014, 05:32 AM
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  • refles
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Chris, forgot to ask in my awe ... Did the knot/loft dimensions change any? or its just not as floppy as you previously mentioned.

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 11-06-2014, 05:52 AM
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the dramatic makover certainly looks fabulous and the size and shape of knot is spot on.

and - where can i purchase the striking colorful textile in background?

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