10-01-2016, 03:33 PM
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I wonder? Why would anyone buy a shaving brush as tiny as the Wee Scot? IT seems too "wee" even for traveling and far smaller then the travel brush tubes? Why buy? I wonder?

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 10-01-2016, 04:03 PM
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I bought one because I like small brushes and I wanted to try the smallest of the small.  The Wee Scot is a novelty for some but for me it is a fully functional shaving brush and I use it frequently.  It whips up a darn good lather and holds a surprising amount, enough for two passes easily.  It's small size allows the user to exercise greater control as to where the lather is being placed on the face.  Really it is quite a precision and high quality brush.  Just as you would expect from Simpson.

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 10-01-2016, 04:28 PM
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It's also used in the Simpsons factory as a "test" for employees, to demonstrate mastery of knot tying, and has been for many generations. It's the only brush that is signed, and supposedly, it is a point of pride at the factory.


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 10-01-2016, 05:05 PM
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I have given my buddy a variety of sin and badger brushes of various sizes over the last few years.....

When I last checked up and asked him about what he has been using, he said he has always used the Wee Scott the most. I am not sure if that means he is only doing one pass shaves.

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 10-01-2016, 05:17 PM
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It is the solution for people complaining about small soap containers and men with small hands .

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 10-01-2016, 05:26 PM
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(10-01-2016, 05:05 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: I have given my buddy a variety of sin and badger brushes of various sizes over the last few years.....

Does the sin lead to badger brush use or is it the other way around? Biggrin

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 10-01-2016, 09:54 PM
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(10-01-2016, 05:26 PM)Straight Arrow Wrote:
(10-01-2016, 05:05 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: I have given my buddy a variety of sin and badger brushes of various sizes over the last few years.....

Does the sin lead to badger brush use or is it the other way around? Biggrin

Haha. If I don't lead anyone into spending thousands of dollars on badger brushes, then I may get into heaven. If someone asks me about badgers, then I tell them the pros and cons straight up. Synthetics are much like badger though in the sense that they are very subjective and very much have their quirks.

I really have been hating auto correct lately. And as I just typed that last sentence, it fixes one of my typos!  Tongue The irony!

I meant to say I gave him some syn or synthetic brushes.

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 10-02-2016, 05:41 AM
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A noted newspaperman noted how the most common typo was comic substituted for cosmic, and how most readers never noticed the difference.- from an Allan Watts lecture

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 10-02-2016, 05:56 AM
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sin gateway brush to badger?
I am trying to get a handle on this bloomin' lofty brush topic.

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 10-02-2016, 06:06 AM
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Melanesian farmers grow immense yams with utterly no food value just to show off. The California Modoc flaked huge volcanic blades to delicate for use just to show off. Post war Cadillacs mimicked P 38 lightning interceptors with twins that grew to immense proportions ( claiming some aerodynamic advantage). Other cultures reverse this; persian miniatures,
italian miniature firearms ( I want the full auto thompson in .25 acp) and HO train rooms. Reason? who needs a reason, or has exercised it in shaving? A Wee Scot is restraint, Clause in Denmark and others proof of the big bang theory and ever expanding universe.

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 10-02-2016, 06:10 AM
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bigger isn't better?
"Too much ain't enough" - sign above NYC rock club back in the 80s

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 10-02-2016, 10:03 AM
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Rudy Veh cranked out this little beauty for me. It's a 19mm synthetic set in impregnated mesquite wood. It whips up a great lather and is so giving of its production that 3 pass shaves are available, if desired. Maneuverability is its forte; gets into those interstices on your beautiful face.

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 10-17-2016, 06:23 PM
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OK for giggles, I bought one. And it is very, very tiny! And, it is also very, very well made. I call foul on those that say it holds enough lather for 3 passes as this is simply nonsense. But, it does lather very well and if you add more soap, cream, or otherwise it does work very well for 3 passes. And I suppose, it does fit in a very small pill bottle. Probably good for travel, But I think it is really a novelty? A nice novelty?

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 10-17-2016, 07:51 PM
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Small brush that works very well.

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 10-17-2016, 08:07 PM
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I bought one for fun - it's soooooo small, that I can't even hold it in my hand without my fingers cramping, if I try to facelather with it.

It's the most uncomfortable brush I have ever held in my hands - you have to have tiny hands to use this.

For me it was a gimmick - not a brush. More like a practical joke brush.

If you have tiny hands, you might be able to use it.

Sold it a looong time ago.

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 10-18-2016, 06:01 AM
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The Duke 3 is the smallest brush I own. I can't imagine going smaller, but the thought is intriguing.

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 10-18-2016, 07:22 AM
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I have one.  It is interesting.  It holds enough lather for 2-3 passes.  Like another member stated, it is a great brush to load those tiny samples right from the container.  Unfortunately, mine has more scritch than I want though.  I use it from time to time and I can see it as a novelty standpoint.  It is best for folks with some hands, a change of pace, very small travel kits.  Since it is so tiny, you are able to have ultimate control on where the lather goes.  For me the downside is having too much lather where the handle is covered in lather and can get slippery.  I can't see it as a daily brush.

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 10-18-2016, 07:53 AM
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(10-17-2016, 07:51 PM)Kashish Wrote: Small brush that works very well.

That's been my impression too.
Unfortunately, the first one I got developed a shedding tendency.
Fortunately, Simpson's sent me a new one after I sent the old one back for them to inspect.
I haven't used the replacement as much since it arrived -- but its day is coming, since I just got the Stone Cottage creams sample pack.
The Wee Scot's suitability to sample jars was a good tip I got from this thread.

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 10-18-2016, 04:10 PM
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I all ready own the Omega 40033. Works great; used in my travel through Africa. Modified it by installing a hook in the bottom for drying. Looking to get an Omega 11047 (badger/boar) or a 50068 (boar) both similar in size to the Wee Scot. Probably purchase three; One for each of my boys and one for myself.

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 10-19-2016, 07:23 AM
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(10-18-2016, 04:10 PM)GreeneMD Wrote: I all ready own the Omega 40033. Works great; used in my travel through Africa. Modified it by installing a hook in the bottom for drying. Looking to get an Omega 11047 (badger/boar) or a 50068 (boar) both similar in size to the Wee Scot. Probably purchase three; One for each of my boys and one for myself.

As an aficionado of little brushes, I have all of the above! Plus a Vie-Long Pony.

The 40033 is stout...what a backbone.
The Mixed Midget and the Bambino are also solid performers.

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