09-10-2015, 10:02 AM
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Just got my simpson wee scot in the mail yesterday. When I took it out of the box I was really surprised. I was expecting a small brush,but still you can't really judge the brush from pictures or stories. My wife proceeded to tell me how I wasted money and I was crazy for buying a "toy" no joke.

I'll admit I kind of felt the same way looking at the little brush and even thought about returning it. Being the type of guy that doesn't judge a book by its cover I took it to the bathroom to make a test lather.

First I loaded up some maca root cream and began a palm lather. First thing I noticed was how much water the little brush actually held. I thought to myself ok this brush may actually do pretty well. So I loaded the brush and began to lather the cream.

The lather exploded almost immediately! Brush splayed easy,but not too easy just the right amount for face lathering IMO.In about as much time and effort as loading and lathering with a synthetic I had made a great lather with the little guy.

OK well it passed with creams so I decided to try it with a soap not just any soap MWF. I rinsed the maca root out and grabbed the fat. I began to load the brush and after about 30 seconds of loading I began a palm lather with the the wee scot. Same thing lather exploded no problem, this little guy is no toy,and lathers just as well as its bigger brothers.

After a few more lathers and some defunking it was time for the shave. I decided to use the maca root because it was new too. Loaded the brush with what looked like a huge amount of creme because the brush is small. Went to a face lather and to my surprise I had a nice lather in no time flat.

While the brush is smaller than most it's not so small that it takes forever to build a lather. It's the right size to where you do haft to work to get your lather which I like because I'm really pushing the lather into my whiskers. It also allows for the lather to be applied very precisely. I easily lathered my upper lip with no cream up my nose or in my mouth.

I just knew I was going to haft to reload the brush during the shave. 3rd pass comes and surprisingly I still had enough lather for a nice third pass. So yes the wee scot does hold enough lather for 3 good passes,just enough IMO,I actually liked the fact I wasn't rinsing 2-3 passes worth of soap down the drain at the end of the shave.

Who else loves this brush?? I bought it for kicks but it really surprised me. It's fun to use too.

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 09-10-2015, 10:15 AM
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I bought 3 Wee Scots and gave out 2 to nephews. One uses it as his "Saturday Special" so I did likewise. 
Wee Scot is perfect for those who like face lathering with an easily lathered and easily cleaned badger.

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 09-10-2015, 10:20 AM
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I always have to think twice about taking a synthetic for travel use when my wee scott is winking at me

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 09-10-2015, 10:26 AM
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Never used the wee scot, but its somewhat larger cousin, the Classic 1, is my regular travel brush.  Smallish, very effective lathering, and quick drying.  Also fits in a Simpsons travel tube.

Stanley

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 09-10-2015, 10:30 AM
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Case 1 is a tiny bit larger than Wee Scot and quite nice if you think Wee Scot too small

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 09-10-2015, 10:58 AM
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The WS is my singular travel brush.

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 09-10-2015, 11:00 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
  • Chubby Chaser... Big Brush is Best!
  • Sherwood Park AB Canada!
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The Wee Scot was my first brush ever and it still holds a special place in my den. It lathers like crazy and handles MWF like a champ.
I used to do Wool Fat and Wee Scot Wednessdays, during that time I always had enough lather for 3 passes and touch ups.

I can see why Alexander Simpson signed the Wee Scot and used it as a test for his handle makers.

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 09-10-2015, 11:08 AM
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  • PR82
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  • California, US
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It's the only Simpson brush with Alexander Simpson's signature on it, so that has to mean something.

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 09-10-2015, 11:12 AM
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i love my wee scott its perfect for test lathering new soaps and its perfect for the small tins of soap that dont fit the big brushes.  its the little engine that could!

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 09-10-2015, 11:30 AM
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I could do Wee Scot / Wholly Kaw or Wickham Wednesdays

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 09-10-2015, 11:44 AM
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Sounds like a great little brush!

P.S. Otis...clear your inbox...
Biggrin

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 09-10-2015, 11:49 AM
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It was just a bit wee small for me as I much prefer larger knots. Biggrin

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 09-10-2015, 12:01 PM
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  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
  • Vancouver, Canada
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(09-10-2015, 10:20 AM)Nishy Wrote: I always have to think twice about taking a synthetic for travel use when my wee scott is winking at me

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+1 to this.

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 09-10-2015, 12:02 PM
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  • Attila
  • The Hungarian Blade
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(09-10-2015, 11:49 AM)celestino Wrote: It was just a bit wee small for me as I much prefer larger knots. Biggrin

Bit of an understatement there...haha!  Tongue

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 09-10-2015, 12:37 PM
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(09-10-2015, 12:02 PM)Attila Wrote:
(09-10-2015, 11:49 AM)celestino Wrote: It was just a bit wee small for me as I much prefer larger knots. Biggrin

Bit of an understatement there...haha!  Tongue

Biggrin

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 09-10-2015, 01:15 PM
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  • Rufus
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  • Greater Toronto Area
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Love my Wee Scot; he's a serious brush, his size notwithstanding.  I'll be using mine tomorrow to face lather, as I do always, The Real Shaving Co. Shaving cream.

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 09-10-2015, 06:31 PM
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I purchased a Wee Scot right after I got back into wet shaving.  I travel very often; this is my favorite traveler.  I'm able to use it on my return days when it's placed in the Simpson case, and it's fine when I get home.

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 09-11-2015, 06:32 AM
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As my tastes in brushes developed, I came to like small ones, and so I was keen to get a Wee Scot.
I obtained one a couple of months ago, and it's a pleasure.

I wish I had a buck for every time I see it misspelled "Scott" -- then I could easily afford a Duke!

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 09-11-2015, 09:49 AM
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I have a duke 3 and a wee scot. Duke 3 is a fine brush you won't regret buying it.

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 09-11-2015, 11:13 AM
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  • gp569900
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  • Franklin, TN USA
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Love my Wee Scot.  My experience is similar to yours.  Just enough for a nice three pass shave.

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