03-31-2015, 04:01 PM
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  • ddyer248
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Has anyone seen the new LE Horn brushes by Simpson? They look beautiful in a Duke 3 with a Manchurian 23 x 51 knot. Would love to get one. Anyone have any experience with these?
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 03-31-2015, 04:26 PM
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These are new releases to my knowledge , the horn is stunning and I'm really into the labeling used for these brushes. Imo these are the nicest looking brushes Simpson has released. Simply stunning.

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 03-31-2015, 04:46 PM
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Lovely but at $443 plus shipping, it is way out of the range of what I am willing to spend on a brush.

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 03-31-2015, 05:06 PM
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  • ben74
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I ordered a light and dark last week...

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 03-31-2015, 05:18 PM
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  • refles
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These Duke 3's have the newly shaped handle compared to the resin types that are widely known. From my understanding Mark only released a very tiny number of Duke 3's in this same updated shape which were available in assorted hard woods and natural horn. But this is the first with what Mark has told me is "pad printed ink", as much as I love the laser engraving and sticker this pad printing is quite sharp looking.... No chance of sticker crinkle!


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 03-31-2015, 07:44 PM
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  • robk
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these have been on Simpson's Twitter feed lately.

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 03-31-2015, 07:49 PM
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  • greyhawk
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$443 plus shipping, you say? I shall have to ponder that. 

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 03-31-2015, 08:18 PM
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  • ben74
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The lack of decal and engraving is purposeful IMO. Horn doesn't lend itself well to engraving and decals don't cohabit well with products such as Neats Foot oil that are required to maintain the handle.

As for price, a non LE Plisson HMW horn handle size 12 brush is around $375 plus shipping etc.

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 03-31-2015, 09:53 PM
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How much cheaper is a horn M&F that is easier to attain? Or any bespoke M&F for that matter? Simpson seems to only maintain their base product line, a couple of LEs a year that might make you happy, and a lot of high profit margin brushes like this. 

I had a longer rant but I kept it simple. Having some variety with the best or three band super in terms of handle style that would be easier to attain (Not having to watch Twitter like a hawk) would be nice.

Just dissappointed with how bland their mid range lineup has been, for a while now. Sorry if I was a downer. 

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 03-31-2015, 09:56 PM
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Beautiful looking brushes - ugly price tag...

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 04-01-2015, 12:21 AM
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  • Lando
  • This deal is getting worse all the time
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I think I prefer their traditional faux ivory and the simpson sticker

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 04-01-2015, 01:05 AM
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So many light years out of my price range that they are in a yet undiscovered galaxy. Worth it? My arse!

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 04-01-2015, 01:41 AM
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  • ben74
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Haters gonna hate...

"Shake it off" Simpsons...  Tongue




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 04-01-2015, 02:14 AM
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  • MarkW
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(04-01-2015, 01:41 AM)ben74 Wrote: ... Brilliant! ...


Haters gonna hate...

"Shake it off" Simpsons...  Tongue




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 04-01-2015, 03:11 AM
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Between this and the RazoRock Hawk no one seems to like anything these days.


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 04-01-2015, 05:17 AM
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(03-31-2015, 08:18 PM)ben74 Wrote: As for price, a non LE Plisson HMW horn handle size 12 brush is around $375 plus shipping etc.

I paid less than $300 for a new horn Plisson size 12 HMW with delivery not more than two months ago. No Simpson hater here but aside from the price I am not a fan of the Simpson Manchurian knot and would choose the Plisson even if the there was less than this much of a cost difference. 

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 04-01-2015, 05:20 AM
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  • refles
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Love it or hate it, Simpsons is one of the top tier brush makers who's roots run deep in traditional wet shaving and seems to always get both extremes of the conversation. But they do things that make those who participate in the community always talk and however you look at it, be it this brush or the others that price into this same range, they always manage to sell out on their LE page.

That brushes are a beautiful pair and unlike the the Plisson its solid horn!!

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 04-01-2015, 05:33 AM
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  • ben74
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(04-01-2015, 05:17 AM)AFG008 Wrote:
(03-31-2015, 08:18 PM)ben74 Wrote: As for price, a non LE Plisson HMW horn handle size 12 brush is around $375 plus shipping etc.

I paid less than $300 for a new horn Plisson size 12 HMW with delivery not more than two months ago. No Simpson hater here but aside from the price I am not a fan of the Simpson Manchurian knot and would choose the Plisson even if the there was less than this much of a cost difference. 

WOW, THAT IS AMAZING! Where from?

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 04-01-2015, 05:36 AM
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Simpson is a top tier brand. I love my Simpson Manchurians .I understand horn is little
More money compare to Non horn version but look at the quality . Not all products are made
For everyone . For example D3 horn is out of my budget but I don't complain.

On a positive note ,look at this beautiful little happy Manchurians family :-)


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 04-01-2015, 06:02 AM
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(04-01-2015, 05:33 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(04-01-2015, 05:17 AM)AFG008 Wrote:
(03-31-2015, 08:18 PM)ben74 Wrote: As for price, a non LE Plisson HMW horn handle size 12 brush is around $375 plus shipping etc.

I paid less than $300 for a new horn Plisson size 12 HMW with delivery not more than two months ago. No Simpson hater here but aside from the price I am not a fan of the Simpson Manchurian knot and would choose the Plisson even if the there was less than this much of a cost difference. 

WOW, THAT IS AMAZING! Where from?

Atkinsons in Vancouver during their annual January sale. Throw in a favorable exchange rate and it was indeed a nice deal. 

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