08-12-2012, 05:56 AM
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So first I was a bit skeptical about what had just arrived in my mail: a E3 Two Band. Beautiful handle, great size for both face and bowl lathering, knot size within tolerance (22mm vs 23mm spec) buy then that LOFT Confused of 54mm!!!!! I was not sure if that would make it a moppy experience...

So I was a bit nervous when I gave her a ride this morning with Acca Kappa 1869 (I thought I save the hard soaps for later)....

An then it was just amazing: the two band hair give her great backbone, medium density and loft size make for great flow through and then those SOOOFT TIPS ... a cloud like massage on your face when lathering up in circular motion.... Amazing!

I have read often that Simpson Two Band hair is scritchy... As I am a softness fanatic that would have been a no-go! It took me a long time to try one (Duke 3) and since then I am addicted to that hair grade... quite the same softness as Thäter Two Band with so classic handle styles and a great variety of loft sizes and density... and different to other grades of Simpson I have had no bad surprise yet in terms of craftmenship of the knots. All four Two Bands I own by now (see below) are excellent quality, have only shed a few hairs in the first shaves.

So I am a big fan of them!!!

Which shall I try next?

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 08-12-2012, 06:15 AM
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Wow, another beautiful addition to your growing family of Simpson Two Banded brushes! The Emperor 3 has one of my favorite handles.

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 08-12-2012, 06:18 AM
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  • slantman
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They are all beautiful. Congratulations and use them well.

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 08-12-2012, 06:26 AM
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2-band just has a wonderful aesthetic to it, doesn't it? Great pictures and congrats on your newest acquisition.

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 08-12-2012, 06:30 AM
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This is great news German, I know you are a huge Thater fan and why wouldn't you be - they are a native company to you.

Glad we are 'gradually' making you think there maybe life outside German badgers Cool

Best regards,

Mark

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 08-12-2012, 06:40 AM
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  • oscar11
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It's a beauty.

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 08-12-2012, 06:44 AM
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A great addition Georg.

I'm telling myself I don't need a 58 in 2 band...

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 08-12-2012, 07:13 AM
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Gradually... Wink
(08-12-2012, 06:30 AM)Simpson1919 Wrote: This is great news German, I know you are a huge Thater fan and why wouldn't you be - they are a native company to you.

Glad we are 'gradually' making you think there maybe life outside German badgers Cool

Best regards,

Mark

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 08-12-2012, 07:29 AM
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That is a fine looking brush. Enjoy.

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 08-13-2012, 06:30 PM
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  • Andrew
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Wow! That is an impressive knot on that E3.

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