04-15-2015, 09:58 AM
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Hi everyone

I just have acquire a Case brush a month ago and I really love the way it work. It's my first Simpson and I wanted to renew my experience to find a brush like this one a little bigger able to do face lathering to fit my need. I buy a Commodore X2 but was desapointed.

I look to a good backbone brush, dense, arround 21mm knot able to do face lathering with some "exfoliation" and able to handle hard soap. I'm not in need for huge knot as lot of people like but clearly 18mm of the Case could be increase.

I'm hesitate between the 55 and Emperor 1.

But here is the thing were I really get confusing on reading review, both are available in 2 different knot depending on where you go :
- The 55 are in 18x41mm and newly 20x45mm
- The Emperor are in 19x45mm and newly 21x41mm in super badger (not to mention 18x45mm discontinued 2 bands)

So I think I should go for the Emperor E1 new knot 21x41mm in Super Badger but are they stiff those super badger ? Any better "Simpson" suggestion ?

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 04-15-2015, 10:07 AM
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  • Aleksey
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  • Istanbul, Turkiye
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Go for Duke 2 Best. Smile

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 04-15-2015, 10:16 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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If you like the case but want something just a little larger with good backbone and is packed to the max with best badger hair, get a Classic 1.

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 04-15-2015, 10:30 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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The two that popes to mind are the duke 2 and classic 1. Both are great brushes. 

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 04-15-2015, 10:41 AM
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  • srgjazz
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  • Santa Monica
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I had a Classic 1 and found it too rough on my skin. My current favorite brush for face lathering is a Savile Row 3120 Silvertip. Soft tips, just the right amount of backbone and excellent flow. 

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 04-15-2015, 10:43 AM
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Thanks !

No one really enjoy the Fifty or the Emperor ?

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 04-15-2015, 10:46 AM
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Duke 2.  Mine had a good amount of backbone and just a little scrub.

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 04-15-2015, 10:48 AM
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  • Manning
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  • Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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Classic 1 or 2 are the densest small Simpson brushes.  I think either would fit your request nicely. 

I think the you will find that he Emperor is not particularly dense. 

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 04-15-2015, 10:57 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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There is anther version of the Classic 1 http://www.simpsonshavingbrushes.com/cgi...1SYNTHETIC which might work for you if you don't mind a synthetic. Mine seems pretty densely packed, has good backbone and very soft tips. Lathers up a storm and I face lather.

Bob

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 04-15-2015, 11:12 AM
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I have tried 4 synthetic I prefer knot that absorb water plus the feeling of the natural knot is generaly better for me.

I think I'll go with the Classic 1 as everyone look to really like it in all review I read.

(but I'll try the Duke after for sur just in case)

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 04-15-2015, 11:15 AM
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(04-15-2015, 10:48 AM)Manning Wrote: Classic 1 or 2 are the densest small Simpson brushes.  I think either would fit your request nicely. 

I think the you will find that he Emperor is not particularly dense. 

Thanks for this input on the Emperor.

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 04-15-2015, 11:20 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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The other thing that's nice about the Classic 1 is that it will fit inside the same travel tube the Case does, in case you want to take it on a trip.

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 04-15-2015, 12:11 PM
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yeah effectively the case would be practicle. For now it's holding a soap stick but it'll go from there.

I buy the Classic from the superior shave as I can choose a knot with a fan shape with really short loft... Smile

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 04-15-2015, 12:32 PM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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(04-15-2015, 11:12 AM)Hans_ Wrote: I have tried 4 synthetic I prefer knot that absorb water plus the feeling of the natural knot is generaly better for me.

I think I'll go with the Classic 1 as everyone look to really like it in all review I read.

(but I'll try the Duke after for sur just in case)

Totally understandable your preference for a natural fiber knot, just put it out there for a possible alternative. I think you will be happy with the Classic 1 in badger, really seems to meet your requirements.

Bob

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 04-15-2015, 12:57 PM
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  • jtmke
  • Ex shaving hater
  • milwaukee
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Colonel x2l or chubby 1 in best or super. I was amazed by the chubby 1 in super. Great brush

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 04-15-2015, 01:05 PM
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  • Rufus
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(04-15-2015, 10:43 AM)Hans_ Wrote: QThanks !

No one really enjoy the Fifty or the Emperor ?

I have an Emperor2, which I like, but I don't think you will based on the criteria you have mentioned, i.e. lots of backbone, dense and exfoliating.  I only face lather, but I don't like overly dense brushes with lots of backbone and definitely don't like my face exfoliated.  My favourite Simpson brushes are the Colonel in best and the Jubilee in Manchurian followed by the Emperor2.  Of my 10 Simpson brushes the one I like the least is the Chubby1 in best because it is too dense and has too much backbone; perhaps you might like it although the knot maybe too big.

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 04-15-2015, 07:14 PM
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Lot's of people talk about the Chubby, it's should be a special brush and a good one to try. But it's a bit expensive.

I try to do a face lathering from a shave stick tonight and the Case was a little hard on face for that. I have a Commodore X2, probably like the Colonel, wich I'll probably use for that type of situation.

I'll stay away from the Emperor, that's unfortunate I like is handle.

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 04-15-2015, 07:35 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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The Classic 1 is like a Chubby 0.5. its a great little brush!

It will also first the Case's case. 

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 04-16-2015, 12:29 PM
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  • Crag
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Classic 1

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 04-16-2015, 05:33 PM
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   Small Simpson brush with backbone…….A Wee Scot perhaps? I have one coming.

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