12-14-2015, 09:48 AM
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I picked up this M7 on Black Friday, and chose a black(ish) handle. It's quite stunning in person, has nice weight to the handle and a beautifully constructed knot.  I love this handle profile and the material "feels" special.  The first few lathers there was a bit of scritch, but today's lather was scrubby but scritch free... really nice.  It took my M6 many lathers to reach it's potential- who knows maybe it will continue to improve.

There is a fairly substantial glue bump. I asked Mark at Simpson about M7 glue bumps and he said it varies from brush to brush. I assume that it is an intended part of the design, and given the loft of the brush it doesn't adversely affect performance. 

I feel fortunate to have added this M7 to my den.

Here's a shot after a palm lather; the lather dissipating a bit...
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 12-14-2015, 10:20 AM
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Gotta love that handle! Enjoy it!


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 12-14-2015, 10:24 AM
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Lovely brush, I really love the M7 handles. Enjoy.

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 12-14-2015, 10:41 AM
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Lovely brush, Chris! Thumbsup

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 12-14-2015, 11:24 AM
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Looks great. Hopefully it will improve with use as you expect it to. Enjoy

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 12-14-2015, 12:11 PM
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Thanks everyone.
BTW the lather is Country Club's Yacht Club.

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 12-14-2015, 01:04 PM
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In regards to glue bumps there are a few different factors at hand. 

One is the length of hair that is used in the knot. First of all, every brush has a glue bump, whether you feel it or not. If you use longer hair in the knot you can get away with burying the glue bump into the handle but that requires a bigger bore. I do not prefer this option because I do not like the concept of having the root of the badger hair buried into the handle where it may not have a chance to dry out all the way. 

When using a shorter hair, you will not have to drill as deep into the handle to set the knot, but the consequence is that the user will feel the bump. 

To me I view the glue bump as neither good nor bad but for the longevity of the brush I actually prefer it. When you feel a glue bump all it means is that the manufacturer order the badger hair to a shorter length for your knot. See below:

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Congratulations on your new brush though, it's a beauty, and I hope you enjoy it in good health.

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 12-14-2015, 03:59 PM
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It's a beautiful brush.

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 12-14-2015, 04:02 PM
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Congratulations on a wonderful acquisition!

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 12-14-2015, 05:02 PM
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I got my first m7 on Black Friday in butterscotch. Definitely does feel special. So happy with it

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 12-14-2015, 05:02 PM
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Congrats !! Enjoy


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 12-14-2015, 07:03 PM
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(12-14-2015, 01:04 PM)NSmalls Wrote: In regards to glue bumps there are a few different factors at hand. 

One is the length of hair that is used in the knot. First of all, every brush has a glue bump, whether you feel it or not. If you use longer hair in the knot you can get away with burying the glue bump into the handle but that requires a bigger bore. I do not prefer this option because I do not like the concept of having the root of the badger hair buried into the handle where it may not have a chance to dry out all the way. 

When using a shorter hair, you will not have to drill as deep into the handle to set the knot, but the consequence is that the user will feel the bump. 

To me I view the glue bump as neither good nor bad but for the longevity of the brush I actually prefer it. When you feel a glue bump all it means is that the manufacturer order the badger hair to a shorter length for your knot. See below:

Congratulations on your new brush though, it's a beauty, and I hope you enjoy it in good health.

Simpson hand ties their own knots don't they?

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 12-14-2015, 07:05 PM
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(12-14-2015, 07:03 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-14-2015, 01:04 PM)NSmalls Wrote: In regards to glue bumps there are a few different factors at hand. 

One is the length of hair that is used in the knot. First of all, every brush has a glue bump, whether you feel it or not. If you use longer hair in the knot you can get away with burying the glue bump into the handle but that requires a bigger bore. I do not prefer this option because I do not like the concept of having the root of the badger hair buried into the handle where it may not have a chance to dry out all the way. 

When using a shorter hair, you will not have to drill as deep into the handle to set the knot, but the consequence is that the user will feel the bump. 

To me I view the glue bump as neither good nor bad but for the longevity of the brush I actually prefer it. When you feel a glue bump all it means is that the manufacturer order the badger hair to a shorter length for your knot. See below:

Congratulations on your new brush though, it's a beauty, and I hope you enjoy it in good health.

Simpson hand ties their own knots don't they?
Yes, Simpson's hand ties their own knots. But I think the point Nick was trying to make is that no mater how the knot is made the hairs used may be of a shorter length and therefore more likely to develop a glue bump.

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 12-14-2015, 07:58 PM
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(12-14-2015, 07:05 PM)merkur man Wrote:
(12-14-2015, 07:03 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(12-14-2015, 01:04 PM)NSmalls Wrote: In regards to glue bumps there are a few different factors at hand. 

One is the length of hair that is used in the knot. First of all, every brush has a glue bump, whether you feel it or not. If you use longer hair in the knot you can get away with burying the glue bump into the handle but that requires a bigger bore. I do not prefer this option because I do not like the concept of having the root of the badger hair buried into the handle where it may not have a chance to dry out all the way. 

When using a shorter hair, you will not have to drill as deep into the handle to set the knot, but the consequence is that the user will feel the bump. 

To me I view the glue bump as neither good nor bad but for the longevity of the brush I actually prefer it. When you feel a glue bump all it means is that the manufacturer order the badger hair to a shorter length for your knot. See below:

Congratulations on your new brush though, it's a beauty, and I hope you enjoy it in good health.

Simpson hand ties their own knots don't they?
Yes, Simpson's hand ties their own knots. But I think the point Nick was trying to make is that no mater how the knot is made the hairs used may be of a shorter length and therefore more likely to develop a glue bump.

This is correct. I was just trying to generalize. I was talking about the loose badger hair sold to manufacturers.

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 12-14-2015, 09:08 PM
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(12-14-2015, 01:04 PM)NSmalls Wrote: In regards to glue bumps there are a few different factors at hand. 

One is the length of hair that is used in the knot. First of all, every brush has a glue bump, whether you feel it or not. If you use longer hair in the knot you can get away with burying the glue bump into the handle but that requires a bigger bore. I do not prefer this option because I do not like the concept of having the root of the badger hair buried into the handle where it may not have a chance to dry out all the way. 

When using a shorter hair, you will not have to drill as deep into the handle to set the knot, but the consequence is that the user will feel the bump. 

To me I view the glue bump as neither good nor bad but for the longevity of the brush I actually prefer it. When you feel a glue bump all it means is that the manufacturer order the badger hair to a shorter length for your knot. See below:

[Image: afowgOM.jpg]

Congratulations on your new brush though, it's a beauty, and I hope you enjoy it in good health.

Very informative and interesting. Thank you for this post.

Congrats on the brush.. Lovely handle

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 12-14-2015, 09:17 PM
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absolutely beautiful brush...congratulations !!

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 12-14-2015, 09:57 PM
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(12-14-2015, 05:02 PM)helmut Wrote: I got my first m7 on Black Friday in butterscotch. Definitely does feel special. So happy with it

Sounds great...got a photo? Enjoy your new M7!

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 12-15-2015, 12:35 AM
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Beautiful brush - congratulations!

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