03-25-2019, 05:50 PM
  • Sully
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If they had those Chubby 2's in synthetic I would have pulled the trigger!  I just can't justify the price of those silvertips right now.

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 03-26-2019, 03:27 AM
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Well, I’m also participating in the 100 year celebration; liquid gold CH2 is on the way. Here is my current Simpson collection:

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 03-26-2019, 04:33 AM
  • Niro884
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Amazing sotd today. This liquid gold resin is truly spectacular and my picture cannot do it enough justice.

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 03-26-2019, 08:44 AM
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(03-26-2019, 04:33 AM)Niro884 Wrote: Amazing sotd today. This liquid gold resin is truly spectacular and my picture cannot do it enough justice.

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Stunning brush Carmine!

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 03-26-2019, 09:32 AM
  • Niro884
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(03-26-2019, 08:44 AM)ColdRiverSoap Wrote:
(03-26-2019, 04:33 AM)Niro884 Wrote: Amazing sotd today. This liquid gold resin is truly spectacular and my picture cannot do it enough justice.

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Stunning brush Carmine!

Thanks Larry!

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 03-26-2019, 09:59 AM
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(03-26-2019, 04:33 AM)Niro884 Wrote: Amazing sotd today. This liquid gold resin is truly spectacular and my picture cannot do it enough justice.

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Great brush and sotd photo Carmine.

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 03-26-2019, 10:17 AM
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Is there a significant difference between the hair Simpson is using for these current 2 band silver tips versus the current manchurians?

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 03-26-2019, 11:16 AM
  • German
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(03-26-2019, 10:17 AM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Is there a significant difference between the hair Simpson is using for these current 2 band silver tips versus the current manchurians?

This is a good question as the hair looks quite similar in the pics. I just ordered a Silvertip in the Copper handle. That will be my third across different hair batches out of several years. I will let you know.

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 03-26-2019, 11:33 AM
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Celebrating 100 Years of Simpson as well, just not with the modern variants for sale. Purchased a Somerset Chubby 3 in Best to complement my Somerset Chubby 3 in Super.

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 03-26-2019, 12:44 PM
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that ch3 super posted by chiefthunder has the best formed knot I've seen.

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 03-26-2019, 08:38 PM
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(03-26-2019, 04:33 AM)Niro884 Wrote: Amazing sotd today. This liquid gold resin is truly spectacular and my picture cannot do it enough justice.

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Thoughts on this batch of Silvertip knots, Carmine?

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 03-27-2019, 09:35 AM
  • Niro884
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I immediately noticed yesterday that the tips of this brush were uber soft. As the brush dried, the tips became hard which would indicate that the brush may very well display "gel tips" with continued use. For a brush that was brand new, it released lather well and there was no issue  whipping up a great lather with a triple milled soap.  This batch of Silvertip is sublime Simpson's quality to say the least. No disappointments.  If you are a fan of two band Silvertip, you will love this current iteration. I place this a step above the batch from the fall of 2018.

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 03-28-2019, 04:03 PM
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Has anyone purchased the new Major 2-band brushes? Interested to hear some reviews.

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 04-02-2019, 11:27 AM
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Chubby 2 Silvertip in “Copper Ice” handle.

The current batch of “Silvertip” is good in terms of face feel but seems more treated to me than previous.

When comparing Silvertip Chubbies over the years it seems to me also the latest ones lack density - but that may just be my perception.

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 04-12-2019, 11:46 AM
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Best knot is breaking in nicely.


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 04-12-2019, 12:50 PM
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My puppies

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 04-12-2019, 01:14 PM
  • chazt
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(04-12-2019, 11:46 AM)number six Wrote: [Image: 645393094fa96d5a78c17800f5894038.jpg]
Best knot is breaking in nicely.


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Chris, that handle is iridescent. A real beauty! Enjoy your shaves with it Smile

I know what you mean about Best knots breaking in. They absolutely do need some time to open up in terms of flow through, plus they also become softer with use. Most recently, this has been the case with a Keyhole 3 and a 58. Each seemed to benefit greatly from being used for multiple shaves. You just can’t rely on a few shaves to make a definitive determination. Patience and time, for sure. In my experience, there was only one Best knot that didn’t happen with, a Duke 3. I used it for probably some two to three dozen shaves before giving up on it. That knot was downright uncomfortable. Sent it over to Rudy Vey to be reknotted with a Shavemac 2 band. It’s now one of my favorites. There’s a few pics in this thread http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=50312&highlight=Mongrel

Thanks again for sharing the photo of your super attractive new brush.

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 04-12-2019, 02:26 PM
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(04-12-2019, 12:50 PM)Ivan Reis Wrote: My puppies

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Very nice Ivan!

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 04-26-2019, 07:24 AM
  • TheMonk
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Well, here are my Chubbiest of Chubbys:  Biggrin

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 04-26-2019, 10:58 AM
  • DanLaw
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Nice fatties

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