02-06-2021, 10:38 AM
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  • ischiapp
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Just seen on the FB.
And I love It.

The first pic on the Simpson page did not catch me.
But the details of the real one are amazing.

The Colonel X2L
Emerald Centenary Edition

[Image: Gb4MUH3.jpg]

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 02-06-2021, 12:50 PM
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  • chazt
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That’s a stunning handle.

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 02-06-2021, 01:26 PM
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Wish the knot looked better... Sad

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 02-13-2021, 06:23 AM
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(02-06-2021, 01:26 PM)primotenore Wrote: Wish the knot looked better... Sad

+1

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 02-13-2021, 11:36 AM
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(02-06-2021, 10:38 AM)ischiapp Wrote: Just seen on the FB.
And I love It.

The first pic on the Simpson page did not catch me.
But the details of the real one are amazing.




The Colonel X2L
Emerald Centenary Edition

[Image: Gb4MUH3.jpg]

Wow! Although I love the look of a few Simpson's  I've never been a big fan, but this is..I'm at a loss for words. And it's not just one thing, the total is greater then the sum of the parts.

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 02-13-2021, 01:19 PM
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The Colonel is one of my top brushes.  I’ve had one with a Best knot and faux ivory handle for 10 years and it’s still a joy to use.  The Emerald green handle of this edition, however, is not at all to my liking.  As a “traditional” style the Colonel should be either faux ivory, antique ivory or English butterscotch.

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 02-13-2021, 02:21 PM
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(02-13-2021, 01:19 PM)Rufus Wrote: The Colonel is one of my top brushes.  I’ve had one with a Best knot and faux ivory handle for 10 years and it’s still a joy to use.  The Emerald green handle of this edition, however, is not at all to my liking.  As a “traditional” style the Colonel should be either faux ivory, antique ivory or English butterscotch.
I am a traditionalist such as yourself.  Thumbsup

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 02-13-2021, 02:35 PM
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A really good looking handle.

Anyone know the knot specs ?

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 02-13-2021, 02:39 PM
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Huh, the Colonel that is a decade old here is a great brush, but that color look's a bit pushy.

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 02-13-2021, 11:52 PM
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(02-13-2021, 02:35 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: A really good looking handle.

Anyone know the knot specs ?

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Colonel X2L approximate brush specifications:

Overall brush height - 98mm
Handle height - 53mm
Knot loft - 45mm
Knot diameter - 21mm
Weight - 63g

The price is £90 plus shipping and VAT depending on destination.

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 02-14-2021, 02:56 AM
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(02-13-2021, 02:39 PM)garyg Wrote: Huh, the Colonel that is a decade old here is a great brush, but that color look's a bit pushy.
Can you imagine Sir Edmund Hillary whipping out this brush for his morning shave?  Facepalm  
Just my opinion, but I find this brush hideous.

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 02-14-2021, 01:13 PM
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(02-13-2021, 11:52 PM)morecolor Wrote:
(02-13-2021, 02:35 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: A really good looking handle.

Anyone know the knot specs ?

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Colonel X2L approximate brush specifications:

Overall brush height - 98mm
Handle height - 53mm
Knot loft - 45mm
Knot diameter - 21mm
Weight - 63g

The price is £90 plus shipping and VAT depending on destination.


Thanks.

Forgot why I skipped and sold all my 15-20 Simpsons.
Either the knot is not my cup of tea, or the hair type is not my cup of tea or the handle is not my cup of tea.

21 mm knot size is far far too small in my view.

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 02-15-2021, 08:16 AM
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(02-14-2021, 02:56 AM)primotenore Wrote: Can you imagine Sir Edmund Hillary ...
Nope.
Maybe Tenzing Norgay.
Tongue

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 02-15-2021, 08:20 AM
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(02-15-2021, 08:16 AM)ischiapp Wrote:
(02-14-2021, 02:56 AM)primotenore Wrote: Can you imagine Sir Edmund Hillary ...
Nope.
Maybe Tenzing Norgay.
Tongue
Laughing1

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 02-15-2021, 09:55 AM
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It's funny but the thread that brought me to this site today, and which I just finished reading 2 minutes ago, was one in which the very same lads who are bashing Simpson in this thread were posting "I hope this thread doesn't turn into a bash Simpsons extravaganza." 
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57664

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 02-15-2021, 12:59 PM
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(02-15-2021, 09:55 AM)Jacobite Wrote: It's funny but the thread that brought me to this site today, and which I just finished reading 2 minutes ago, was one in which the very same lads who are bashing Simpson in this thread were posting "I hope this thread doesn't turn into a bash Simpsons extravaganza." 
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57664
A lot can change in a few years, sir.
Since that post, allow me to bring you up to speed...
I purchased at full retail, three Simpson brushes, one 59 Best Badger, one Beehive Manchurian and one Rover Manchurian.
The 59 BestHair was a complete mess. Scratchy, poorly tied, an unmitigated disaster. The Simpson Beehive engraving is already wearing away.
The Rover Manchurian was mailed to the wrong address and when I called it to Simpson's attention, all I got was crickets. It was a miracle I received the brush at all. The knot, itself was uninspired and bears no resemblance to the glorious Simpson knots in my extensive collection. How many Simpsons have you actually purchased at full retail from the company? I have purchased almost $2000.00 FROM Simpson. That does not include the vast sum I have spent on the secondary market. If THAT does not afford me the right to "bash" Simpson, I don't know what would.
So, if you want to dig up the past, feel free to do so, but you might as well be well-informed, before you make accusations of hypocrisy. 

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 02-16-2021, 12:13 AM
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(02-15-2021, 09:55 AM)Jacobite Wrote: It's funny but the thread that brought me to this site today, and which I just finished reading 2 minutes ago, was one in which the very same lads who are bashing Simpson in this thread were posting "I hope this thread doesn't turn into a bash Simpsons extravaganza." 
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57664


Opinion change.
If you look further years back, you’ll find threads where I hail to the Simpsons brushes and brand.
Reason for this was mass-hype for the Simpsons brand on many shaving related forums.
Once I got my first couple of Chubby Manchurians, I almost didn’t dare to tell my honest opinion 8-9 years ago.
I felt it was sacrilege to post a negative thought about these highly overpriced brushes, even though a few stated they didn’t like the scritch of the hairs.
Best badger were also quite often all over the map. Some Best badger were angel soft, some scritchy as heck.
Super 3-band were often lather-hogs like crazy, only 2-band Silvertip were staying constantly solid in quality, but that also changed, and so did the pricing, pricing went only one way - UP !
At the same time I could find constantly great quality hair in the two most famous German branded badger hair brush brands, but at much lower prices.

To top it, I really never felt quite comfortable with the knot type-knot size-handle size-handle shape combo of any of my Chubby2/3,Duke3/Rover etc. brushes.
They always felt off in some ways to me.

This was why I starting selling all my 15-20 Simpsons brushes back in 2016.

I don’t collect badger brushes, nor brushes at all any longer. I have my 10-12 badgers and 10-12 synthetics in steady rotation.
Just telling you my personal reason why I got rid of my Simpsons back then.

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 02-16-2021, 03:33 AM
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(02-16-2021, 12:13 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(02-15-2021, 09:55 AM)Jacobite Wrote: It's funny but the thread that brought me to this site today, and which I just finished reading 2 minutes ago, was one in which the very same lads who are bashing Simpson in this thread were posting "I hope this thread doesn't turn into a bash Simpsons extravaganza." 
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57664


Opinion change.
If you look further years back, you’ll find threads where I hail to the Simpsons brushes and brand.
Reason for this was mass-hype for the Simpsons brand on many shaving related forums.
Once I got my first couple of Chubby Manchurians, I almost didn’t dare to tell my honest opinion 8-9 years ago.
I felt it was sacrilege to post a negative thought about these highly overpriced brushes, even though a few stated they didn’t like the scritch of the hairs.
Best badger were also quite often all over the map. Some Best badger were angel soft, some scritchy as heck.
Super 3-band were often lather-hogs like crazy, only 2-band Silvertip were staying constantly solid in quality, but that also changed, and so did the pricing, pricing went only one way - UP !
At the same time I could find constantly great quality hair in the two most famous German branded badger hair brush brands, but at much lower prices.

To top it, I really never felt quite comfortable with the knot type-knot size-handle size-handle shape combo of any of my Chubby2/3,Duke3/Rover etc. brushes.
They always felt off in some ways to me.

This was why I starting selling all my 15-20 Simpsons brushes back in 2016.

I don’t collect badger brushes, nor brushes at all any longer. I have my 10-12 badgers and 10-12 synthetics in steady rotation.
Just telling you my personal reason why I got rid of my Simpsons back then.
The ONLY reason necessary to post a different opinion. It's been known to happen. Thank you Claus for being so diplomatic with your response.

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 02-16-2021, 02:17 PM
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Yes, I understand about changing opinions. It’s part of being human, right? Count me in the category of “not in love with CH2 any longer.” The handle just isn’t right for me - full disclosure, I still keep two, for sentimental reasons. The CH3 otoh feels more ergonomically suitable to my hand. It’s like a classic car that you take out on weekends for special occasions Biggrin

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 02-17-2021, 05:08 AM
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That's very nice indeed!!!

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