07-21-2017, 06:00 PM
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This one is more out of curiosity, but has anyone owned/used a Simpson Eagle G2 Pure Badger? If so, did it eventually break in for a more comfortable experience vice the expected 'scritchy' feeling initially? The handle looks awesome but that knot is a little scary. Don't think I've ever seen anyone post this brush in any SOTD or BST forums which might say something about it. Just curious what the experience has been like for those that have owned and used it.
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 07-21-2017, 10:02 PM
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The G2 is a delightful little brush punching well above it's weight class in performance.  While it certainly does break in with use you will not completely eliminate the inherent prickly-ness of pure hair.  If you get one don't expect it to become 'pillow soft' with 'gel like' tips.  It simply will not.  The handle is pure and perfect function.  

Of the handful of brushes I use 4 are pure; 2 shavemac in 386 handles and 2 Simpsons a G2 and G3.  The shavemac's are worth a look, the 386 handle being similar to the Eagle.

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 07-21-2017, 10:17 PM
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  • Shaun
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Great little brush for a scrubby lathering. Sometimes I like that feeling, especially if I gain a bit too much growth. Really gets stuck in. Nice.

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 07-21-2017, 10:29 PM
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Never owned that brush but I like the handle design and the fact its pure badger. Really Nice, never actually seen one like that before.

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 07-22-2017, 02:14 AM
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Thanks for the input gents!


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 07-22-2017, 04:19 AM
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Cool! I rather like some scritchiness. And it's relatively inexpensive too.
But honestly, I am set for brushes.

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 07-22-2017, 04:27 AM
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  • Rufus
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I don't own an Eagle, but I do own a Duke2 pure.  It's a great brush even though the knot is a wee bit prickly, but not prickly enough to turn me off.  It makes a nice change of pace from my silky 3-band silvertips.  I've been thinking of giving a Shavemac pure a try.  I love their finest badger which is a blend of pure and Silvertip badgers.

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 07-22-2017, 05:03 AM
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I love the Eagle, and I love the feel of the older Simpsons Pure brushes.
Take the plunge!

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 07-22-2017, 10:26 AM
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(07-22-2017, 05:03 AM)wimbouman Wrote: I love the Eagle, and I love the feel of the older Simpsons Pure brushes.
Take the plunge!


Thanks! I'm definitely considering.


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 07-22-2017, 07:54 PM
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(07-22-2017, 10:26 AM)_i2oss Wrote:
(07-22-2017, 05:03 AM)wimbouman Wrote: I love the Eagle, and I love the feel of the older Simpsons Pure brushes.
Take the plunge!


Thanks! I'm definitely considering.


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This is just the sort of enabling you sought. It is a good looking handle. Ergonomic, smooth, creamy... if you like pure knots, how can you not like a Simpsons Eagle?

Do it.

Post some pics pre and post bloom.

Wink

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 07-23-2017, 09:30 AM
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(07-22-2017, 07:54 PM)chazt Wrote:
(07-22-2017, 10:26 AM)_i2oss Wrote:
(07-22-2017, 05:03 AM)wimbouman Wrote: I love the Eagle, and I love the feel of the older Simpsons Pure brushes.
Take the plunge!


Thanks! I'm definitely considering.


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This is just the sort of enabling you sought. It is a good looking handle. Ergonomic, smooth, creamy... if you like pure knots, how can you not like a Simpsons Eagle?

Do it.

Post some pics pre and post bloom.

Wink
LOL. It was that easy to tell, eh? Smile

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 07-23-2017, 04:54 PM
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 07-26-2017, 10:10 AM
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  • Steve56
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It's a great handle and not expensive. If you don't like the knot, you can have Rudy Vey or Scott Lockwood re-knot it a reasonable price and have a fantastic brush. I have a re-knotted Eagle G3.

Badger and Blade had a series of G3s made in Best for one of their yearly brushes, and if one comes up it does not linger.

Cheers, Steve

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 08-19-2017, 01:18 PM
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After buying a shavemac in pure and a Progress Vulfix 2190 pure badger travel brush, definitely Eagle G2 will be my next brush.

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 08-19-2017, 06:24 PM
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So I ended up going a slightly different route and ended up getting my first Leo Frilot brush. Got the Eagle shape in "Cash and Gold" with a 24mm Tuxedo knot. I've really been enjoying it. Whips up a ridiculous lather! [Image: d798f02d23fccf1970724adf25b85056.jpg]


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 Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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(08-19-2017, 01:18 PM)takisg Wrote: After buying a shavemac in pure and a Progress Vulfix 2190 pure badger travel brush, definitely Eagle G2 will be my next brush.

How do you like the shavemac pure knot?  I have a Somerset-era Simpson Duke2 with a pure knot, which I really like and was thinking of adding a 22 mm shavemac pure to my rotation.

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 Yesterday, 01:17 PM
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(08-19-2017, 06:24 PM)_i2oss Wrote: So I ended up going a slightly different route and ended up getting my first Leo Frilot brush. Got the Eagle shape in "Cash and Gold" with a 24mm Tuxedo knot. I've really been enjoying it. Whips up a ridiculous lather! [Image: d798f02d23fccf1970724adf25b85056.jpg]


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Nice looking brush handle.  Guessing that was not an easy handle to turn.  Nice seeing Etsy brush makers and shorter handles.  Glad you are happy with the knot.

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 Yesterday, 03:15 PM
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(Yesterday, 11:26 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 01:18 PM)takisg Wrote: After buying a shavemac in pure and a Progress Vulfix 2190 pure badger travel brush, definitely Eagle G2 will be my next brush.

How do you like the shavemac pure knot?  I have a Somerset-era Simpson Duke2 with a pure knot, which I really like and was thinking of adding a 22 mm shavemac pure to my rotation.

Bear in mind that shavemac pure knots are not very dense, ( they are matching Progress Vulfix pure badger knot density if you are familiar, and not Simpsons ) but they have excellent lather flow. If you want a pretty good backbone ( since backbone has to do also with density)  then choose a short loft as in Simpsons brushes but with a compromise in lather flow. My brush has very soft tips with  a light scritch which is not typical to most as i understand  British made brushes due to that the tips are not trimmed. For comparison reasons my Kent H4 best badger has more scritch, even more my Vulfix 2190 pure badger brush. Easiness to make thick lather, lather flow and precision is where this brush excels. I hope i gave you an idea about shavemac pure knots.

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