05-23-2015, 06:43 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Wanted an opinion on whether this is a two band or three band brush. It looks like a two band to me, but when I get it wet or in the right light it looks a bit like a three band to me. It also has backbone that is much closer to my other Simpson three bands than any of my Manchurians. The lighter hair at the bottom of the knot is throwing me a bit too.

Two band right?

Thanks for your thoughts.
Greg

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 05-23-2015, 06:48 AM
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one wise ass answer from Oregon  a 2 1/2?   looks totally like a 2 to this toad here.  alliteration aside nice brush.

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 05-23-2015, 06:57 AM
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(05-23-2015, 06:48 AM)daveinsweethome Wrote: one wise ass answer from Oregon  a 2 1/2?   looks totally like a 2 to this toad here.  alliteration aside nice brush.

Kind of looks 2.5 to me too actually....Its really the lack of two band backbone thats throwing me. Maybe that was the feel of two band brushes years ago?

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 05-23-2015, 06:59 AM
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  • MaxP
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IMHO. Its a two. I'd own, use or sell it as such.

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 05-23-2015, 07:02 AM
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I'd say definitely 2-Band because Simpson always makes such brushes with a Bulb knot. Best, 3-Band Super and Manchurian will be hybrid to Fan.

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 05-23-2015, 07:05 AM
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 05-23-2015, 08:03 AM
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Thats kind of what I thought, just wanted to make sure. 
Thanks everyone for your expertise. 
Greg

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 05-23-2015, 08:29 AM
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Rest assured. Threebands do not have such a wide black band. That wider band is why they are called 2 band. it is normal you can see a lighter color on the bottom

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 05-23-2015, 08:38 AM
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certainly I would call that a 2-band knot, when we used to have them it wasn't so unusual for a little bit of white near the base, remember that the hair always has that white part, it is just that on the '2-band' designated pcs the % of the total hair height that is the dark zone is much bigger

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 05-23-2015, 09:20 AM
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  • Shanman
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A 2 band Somerset

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 05-23-2015, 11:17 AM
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(05-23-2015, 09:20 AM)Shanman Wrote: A 2 band Somerset

+1  This is what I think, also. 

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 05-23-2015, 12:01 PM
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My Shavemac D01 2-band looks like a 2.5, as well.
Definitely 2-band.
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 05-23-2015, 12:06 PM
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2-band. No doubt. It's a bulb

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 05-23-2015, 04:20 PM
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  • gp569900
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2-band, I second the many comments stating its the length of the black portion that designates it as two band.  Most 2-band knots have the lighter portion often within the handle.  

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 05-23-2015, 04:31 PM
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2 band Somerset , the bulb shape also is a good indicator as mentioned.

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 05-24-2015, 06:14 PM
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id say 2 band also

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 05-25-2015, 01:08 AM
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  • Shaun
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2 Band Carter-era Somerset.

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 05-25-2015, 04:11 PM
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  • Crag
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2 band somerset

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