03-30-2016, 11:36 AM
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I've always liked the Simpson 50 series handles, and feel they're highly underrated.  At one point I had a Simpson 57, 58 and 59 Best in my rotation.  Years ago, those brushes moved on to new homes as I developed a preference for 2-band brushes.  When Simpson recently released some LE Manchurian 58's, I didn't pass on the opportunity to bring this great handle back into my rotation.  My preferred colors would have been cream, ivory or butterscotch, but none of those were available in this release.  Instead I opted for the grey marble and it was an excellent choice.

This purchase reflected the usual Simpson customer service.  When I emailed about availability I received a response in, literally, 5 minutes.  The brush was mailed the day after I ordered it and arrived in Miami in 9 days.  At one point, while the brush was in transit, I emailed an inquiry to Simpson.  It was after 8 pm on the Isle of Man, so I expected a response the next day. Instead, I received my response minutes later, and this was followed up by another response the next morning.

The handle shows the superb craftsmanship Simpson consistently turns out.  The Manchurian knot measured out to be approximately 24mm in diameter set to a 48mm loft.  The knot is similar in size to my Manchurian Duke 3.  The knot reflects the combination of backbone and softness characteristic of Simpson Manchurian.  After three shaves the knot has not shed a single hair.

The first two pictures are the brush immediately after I took it out of the box:

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This is the bloom on the brush after one shave:

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This is the brush next to a Duke 3 Manchurian.  The knots on these two brushes share the same approximate dimensions of 24 x 48mm, so a side by side comparison is interesting:

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I'm delighted to have this Manchurian 58 among my brushes.  It's also great to see Simpson releasing LE's in other handles, such as the 58 or the Tulip.

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 03-30-2016, 11:37 AM
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Looks great


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 03-30-2016, 12:14 PM
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That's a beauty, enjoy.
I just received the same knot in a tortoise 58- first few lathers were very nice and  I'm looking forward to it breaking in a bit more as did my M7.

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 03-30-2016, 12:31 PM
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Nice.

Cookies and cream.

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 03-30-2016, 01:52 PM
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Very beautiful d3 & 58
Congrats !!


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 03-30-2016, 02:05 PM
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Very nice brush, lovely handle. Looks comfy for facelathering and energetic painter strokes. 
Enjoy

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 03-30-2016, 03:49 PM
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  • German
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  • USA
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I did get the same...  Biggrin

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 03-30-2016, 03:56 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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Nice. Very nice. Enjoy your new brush, Ricardo!

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 03-30-2016, 06:21 PM
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arabescato or grey marble?

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 03-30-2016, 06:31 PM
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Congratulations, Ricardo! Those 50 series handles are so lovely. I only wish they would accommodate a 28mm knot. Shy

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 03-30-2016, 07:09 PM
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(03-30-2016, 06:21 PM)llalm Wrote: arabescato or grey marble?

It's the grey marble.  The arabescato has more black in it.

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 03-31-2016, 01:25 PM
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That is the brush I'm interested in. I think the higher loft might be more agreeable to my sensitive face. I tried a Chubby 3 Manchurian and while a beautiful brush and knot, it had just a bit too much scrub for me. I'm thinking the 58 would be perfect. Either way, beautiful brush, the marble is a very attractive handle choice!

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 03-31-2016, 01:38 PM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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Great looking brush!  Congrats!

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 03-31-2016, 02:57 PM
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Interesting notes about scrub. I just received a chubby 2 in Manchurian, and though scrubby - it's not excessively so. My shavemac d01-3 band 26mm x 50mm has much more backbone & scrub than the C2M. In fact, I'm kind-of surprised there isn't more scrub from the Simpsons.

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 03-31-2016, 03:50 PM
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  • bijou
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  • Chicago Illinois
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I have a 58 marble it is a good brush, good handle. I ordered and received a loft of 51 high, for me it is a delight very soft tips good mediate backbone. It took 3 lathers for the tips to soften up and this to me is a pleasure.  I figure it will take 3-6 lathers more for the brush to come fully into it's own.

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 03-31-2016, 03:56 PM
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(03-30-2016, 03:49 PM)German Wrote: I did get the same...  Biggrin

Say what Georg, you and Manchurians ???

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 03-31-2016, 04:18 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful brush, congratulations. The 58 is a wonderful handle, I recently acquired one in faux tortoise.

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 03-31-2016, 05:58 PM
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(03-31-2016, 04:18 PM)ben74 Wrote: Beautiful brush, congratulations. The 58 is a wonderful handle, I recently acquired one in faux tortoise.

I enjoyed your post on your tortoise trio Ben.  They're all beautiful brushes individually, and magificent as a trio.

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 03-31-2016, 06:08 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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(03-31-2016, 05:58 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(03-31-2016, 04:18 PM)ben74 Wrote: Beautiful brush, congratulations. The 58 is a wonderful handle, I recently acquired one in faux tortoise.

I enjoyed your post on your tortoise trio Ben.  They're all beautiful brushes individually, and magificent as a trio.

Thank-you Ricardo!

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 03-31-2016, 06:17 PM
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Nice brush!  The color of the handle and the knot both look great.  I'm also a big fan of the 50 series, and the 58, in particular (which I have in Best Badger).  Yours looks like a winner.

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