07-01-2016, 12:22 PM
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Just received Simpson's Captain 2 in Best Badger.  The handle is pretty big and easy to get a good grip on but not uncomfortable at all; nicely finished. The Best knot is certainly more compliant than the Manchurians but has a substantial glue bump that prevents the hairs from being too relaxed. Slightly scrubby with no scritch, the knot lathers easily and abundantly. I've lathered a few different soaps and a cream, all with excellent results.
There were several loose hairs, but there was no shedding during the last two lathers. I've lathered it more than usual for a new brush to get rid of the residual funk when wet.
This Simpson Best really hits the spot for me.

FRESH OUT OF THE BOX:
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BLOOMED, (not completely dry):
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LATHERED:
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KNOT FROM ABOVE:
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KNOT FROM SIDE:
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 07-01-2016, 02:17 PM
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Very nice.  I have always liked Simpson Best Badger knots.  The handle looks pretty nice in faux Ivory.

Congrats and enjoy!

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 07-01-2016, 02:53 PM
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wow, that is nice! looking forward to my unit as well.

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 07-01-2016, 03:37 PM
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Congratulations, Chris! Hello

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 07-01-2016, 03:45 PM
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Congrats !!


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 07-01-2016, 03:45 PM
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  • clint64
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Very nice. Congrats.


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 07-01-2016, 03:49 PM
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  • garyg
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Looks great - any chance you or one of our readers can compare the Captain's handle to the Simpson's Polo?  It appears shaped liked an Emperor, but height is close to Polo  ..

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 07-01-2016, 05:08 PM
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That's a lovely and elegant handle Chris.  Simpson has come out with a great new brush.

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 07-01-2016, 05:33 PM
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Looks nice.

Glue bump huh?

How much of a bump?

Is the density comparable to other Simpsons? How tightly packed is it?

I was using my Polo 8 today in Best and am also wondering how the Captain compares. I have a Polo 10 also but don't love the time it takes to rinse the knot thoroughly afterwards.

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 07-01-2016, 07:14 PM
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anyone has the captain2 side by side w/ the Duke 3 ?? thanks i advance

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 07-02-2016, 01:23 AM
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Very nice knot! !  Thumbup

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 07-02-2016, 04:42 AM
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  • ben74
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Beautiful Captain, congratulations!
Still waiting for mine...

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 07-02-2016, 06:17 AM
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Great looking brush, congrats!

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 07-02-2016, 06:50 AM
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(07-02-2016, 04:42 AM)ben74 Wrote: Beautiful Captain, congratulations!
Still waiting for mine...

Ben, some of us have an interest in seeing the Captain next to a Polo 8 and 10, so the sizes can be compared.  When your Captain arrives, perhaps you can post such a photo.

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 07-02-2016, 07:18 AM
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[Image: KURnDBU.gif] Beautiful brush Chris!

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 07-03-2016, 01:50 PM
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Aiy aiy, Captain - great brush !

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