01-16-2017, 08:55 AM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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I have exceeded my self-imposed brush limit and need to move some brushes.  There will be more to follow but these duplicates need to go first.  Prices include paypal fees and US shipping and insurance, international inquiries welcome, but packages will need to be insured which is not inexpensive. 


As for trades I am willing to consider the following:

Wiborg Brush
Straight Razors in Excellent Condition
Razor Hones in Excellent Condition (already have 1k, 4k and 8k combo)
Rooney Heritage Brushes







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On the left: Simpson OB3 For Gimbel's (Persian Jar Best Badger) - This brush has a knot measuring 21mm in diameter with a 49mm loft.  I feel confident that this hair has softer tips than any brush coming out of the factory today.  The backbone is pretty light but I used the brush to face lather soaps successfully several times so more than adequate for that purpose.  The handle has some minor defects surrounding the knot and the knot itself is displaying early signs of wear in the center.  It is not a shedder but a replacement knot should be in mind at some point in the future.  $70 PENDING

On the right: Simpson MF6 For Marshall Field Co. (Commodore X3 Best Badger) - This knot at 23mm in diamater and 55mm loft shares much of the characteristics of the OB3 listed above: very soft tips, light backbone and some wear.  The handle still has some remnants from the original price tag on the bottom and a couple of superficial hairline cracks on the backside.  The cracks are very stable and last year I restored a Duke with similar cracks which survived the drilling and internal sanding required to do the job.  Again a replacement knot should be considered at some point.  $60 now $50


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On the left:  Geo F. Trumper JB2 (Persian Jar Best Badger) - I purchased this brush as NOS and have used it a few times since.  The knot measures 22mm in diameter with a 51mm loft and has more backbone than the butterscotch models above, but the tips aren't as soft either.  Of course with some more breaking in the tips might turn out to be very nice indeed.  There are no major defects, just some very light spots on the handle that could likely be polished out if perfection is sought.  $125 TRADED

On the right: Geo F. Trumper GT2 (Duke 2 Best Badger) - Another NOS brush that was at one time one of my favorites.  I then acquired a butterscotch version and this brush has sat ever since.  The knot measures as 22mm in diameter with a 44mm loft which makes it a scrubby little beast with softer tips.  Again there are no major defects and it this case no minor ones either.  $150 now $140

(The box in the background of these pictures is not original to either brush but will be included to the first buyer of one of these two that requests it).

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 01-18-2017, 04:51 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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OB3 Pending

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 01-18-2017, 05:24 PM
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love the GFT Persian Jar! (if it lingers....)

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 01-25-2017, 08:49 AM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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(01-18-2017, 05:24 PM)minimalist Wrote: love the GFT Persian Jar! (if it lingers....)

It's lingering...

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 01-25-2017, 06:20 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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GFT JB2 Traded

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 02-03-2017, 09:47 AM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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Reduced pricing on the last two brushes

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