04-13-2015, 10:24 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Simpson Duke 3 

Genuine light (Jasper) and dark horn handle and Manchurian hair.

Exceptional High Mountain White Manchurian Two Band Badger.

These are all natural materials from the tips of the knot to handle base.

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These are all natural materials from the tips of the knot to handle base.

Outstanding quality.

Truly functional objects of art.

A celebration of organic substance in an era of synthetic superfluity.

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The horn is not only alluring to the eye, but delivers an exquisite feel in the hand.

The aesthetically triumphant finish feels "crisper."

The refined shape, provides an updated curvaceousness that is both captivating and balanced.

The elegant shape is perfect.

The labelling is without fault and well suited to the material and colour.

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The visual allure of horn is that despite first glance it is not a solid colour.

There is abundant intricate nuances in both and the Jasper boasts an occasional vein of bold contrast that can be so prevalent in horn.

The base of the Jasper is particularly intriguing with natural growth rings capturing light providing a beautiful palette of colour.

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These brushes are truly glorious and represent Simpson's very finest offerings to date.

Natural materials hold remarkable appeal and these are without doubt the pinnacle of my Simpson collection.

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 04-13-2015, 11:23 PM
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Very nice, Ben. Thanks for sharing !

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 04-14-2015, 12:12 AM
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The bottom of the greener horn handle looks wonderful! These are some real winners. Any chance they are going to feeling different? The green looks like a 2 band and the black looks a bit like a 3 band.

Anyway, congrats on the safe delivery of the gems Ben. Badger

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 04-14-2015, 12:33 AM
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 Ben, they are as you rightly say.........   " Truly Beauties to be Hold " Mark & his team have surpassed themselves.  Enjoy 

Charles  U.K

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 04-14-2015, 12:55 AM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Beautiful, distinctive brushes, Ben!

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 04-14-2015, 01:14 AM
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Congrats Ben, beautiful pair of Dukes.

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 04-14-2015, 01:40 AM
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Beautiful brushes Ben.

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 04-14-2015, 01:55 AM
  • Aleksey
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Ben, those brushes are so handsome! I like the idea of horn dukes, and I can accept the new style writings on the handle but I would prefer the curves and overall design hadn't changed. I love dukes.

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 04-14-2015, 03:00 AM
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Very nice!  Does Simpson offer financing on these?  Smile

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 04-14-2015, 03:01 AM
  • refles
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Ben, wonderful photos you're giving us, thank you. The Light Horn that Mark sent you is extremely creamy in appearance, a really unique look. And the growth rings on the base are really something special looking, with its transparency you can really see the layers making up its diameter. The Dark Horn appears to be so dark it wants to disappear in the photo, a real contrast in colors in your Duke pair. Both knots look to be so very white with a perfect shape on them, a beautiful matched pair you've been given by Mark, Congratulations!

Really captures what I feel is the purpose of Simpsons horn release... "A celebration of organic substance in an era of synthetic superfluity."

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 04-14-2015, 03:24 AM
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Ben, an amazing sight. As you've said before, they do look just too good to use.

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 04-14-2015, 03:53 AM
  • Thug
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Wow, truly exceptional brushes.

Congratulations on your acquisition.

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 04-14-2015, 04:01 AM
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Very nice, Ben! Congratulations!

Natural materials, like horn or wood, will always rank higher in my list than resins and the like.

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 04-14-2015, 04:40 AM
  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Very nice brushes, Ben, congrats!

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 04-14-2015, 05:25 AM
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Those brushes are GORGEOUS!  Thanks for sharing!

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 04-14-2015, 05:49 AM
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I ordered mine in light horn color, I'm waiting to get. Your photos are much better than in the Simpsons site. it makes me even happier, they are really handsome.

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 04-14-2015, 07:19 AM
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I kept one back for myself ...

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 04-14-2015, 08:47 AM
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My goodness those are beautiful, especially, the Jasper one which would look so lovely in outdoor SOTD pics! Biggrin

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 04-14-2015, 09:24 AM
  • refles
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Mark yours is quite the standout looks like you've got light and dark in one handle! 

These handles are  Eeeeek

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 04-14-2015, 09:50 AM
  • Bony
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Few words , first to Mark (Simpsons ): 
Yours brushes and specially those in horn are real masterpieces, period! I applaud you genius decision to use jasper horn , and would like to see more different styles handle in jasper !
Ben,  did somebody told you that you have talent also  in photography ? You have the eye of real art photographer ! Wink

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