06-21-2015, 02:01 PM
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Gentlemen,

The Simpson Commodore X3 in best badger works well with both soaps and creams, as well as bowl or face lathering. It's a basic quality brush that does not cost a fortune. Since the Commodore X3 shares some similarities with the Simpson Duke 3, and I have the Duke, the Commodore, then, becomes somewhat redundant. The brush is relatively new and in near mint condition. With a 24mm knot and 50mm loft, the Commodore X3 is just a pleasure to use, despite the little "scritch." New, the brush is around $80; you may have mine for $65 ($60) shipped U.S. Paypal is fine. No trades, please. Thanks.

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 06-22-2015, 06:42 AM
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(06-21-2015, 02:01 PM)Obie Wrote: Gentlemen,

The Simpson Commodore X3 in best badger works well with both soaps and creams, as well as bowl or face lathering. It's a basic quality brush that does not cost a fortune. Since the Commodore X3 shares some similarities with the Simpson Duke 3, and I have the Duke, the Commodore, then, becomes somewhat redundant. The brush is relatively new and in near mint condition. With a 24mm knot and 50mm loft, the Commodore X3 is just a pleasure to use, despite the little "scritch." New, the brush is around $80; you may have mine for $65 shipped U.S. Paypal is fine. No trades, please. Thanks.

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 06-22-2015, 06:44 AM
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Would the X3 likely have more backbone and be less floppy than the X2? I tried the X 2 and found it lacking in thee areas, but really like the handle.

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 06-22-2015, 07:10 AM
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(06-22-2015, 06:44 AM)Ramsay Wrote: Would the X3 likely have more backbone and be less floppy than the X2? I tried the X 2 and found it lacking in thee areas, but really like the handle.

Ramsay,
I don't find the Commodore floppy. The backbone is minimal, yes, but that does not cause the Commodore to be floppy. The brush splays somewhat, but I like that. For instance, the Muhle, in general, is floppy; so are some of the Vulfix brushes, I would say the 2234 and that whole series. The Commodore 3 works well for me with both soaps and creams. The only reason I am selling it is because it is somewhat similar to the Duke 3, although the Duke has a medium backbone, and I have the Duke. The Commodore 2 has a 22mm knot and a 47mm loft and, there fore, it is a smaller brush. I have never used the Commodore 2, although I would assume the backbone on it, too, would be mild.

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 06-22-2015, 10:12 AM
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Hey obie,
How would you compare the backbone of this brush to the colonel x2l?

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 06-22-2015, 10:27 AM
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(06-22-2015, 10:12 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote: Hey obie,
How would you compare the backbone of this brush to the colonel x2l?

Hello,
The Colonel has solid backbone, too much for me, really, and a wee bit more "scritch" than I can tolerate. Also, the Colonel has has a much shorter loft. The Commodore 3X has a loft of 50mm, which makes it perfect for bowl or face lathering, and with soaps or creams. It think it is a superb brush for the money. As I have noted, if I didn't have the Duke 3, I would have kept the Commodore. Of course, Duke 3 has much more backbone than the Commodore 3. Both are excellent brushes.

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 06-22-2015, 02:45 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
I have reduced the price on this sweet brush. Grab it and enjoy a good lather.

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