10-18-2012, 02:15 PM
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What is everyone's favorite brush handle shapes? If not a well known shape, please be sure to post pictures.

I like:
Tulip
Stubby/Rooney style 1 (equally well)
Duke
Kent
Classic Plisson
M7

No particular order but I like the Tulip the best.

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 10-18-2012, 02:38 PM
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For grip, the Duke.
For looks, the Persian Jar.

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 10-18-2012, 02:43 PM
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persian jar is probably my favorite handle type and I happen to like the style you use on your wsp brush.

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 10-18-2012, 02:49 PM
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Kent
Simpson Colonel
Semogue 2015 and the like
Most vase shaped handles...I have long fingers and stubby handles don't suit me to much.

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 10-18-2012, 02:51 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Duke style

Semogue 1303/SOC style

Semogue 1460/1470 style

Rooney Heritage stubby and beehive style

Plisson

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 10-18-2012, 03:00 PM
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Speaking of handles .... Simpson's ...... a Beaufort in Best would be awesome.

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 10-18-2012, 03:28 PM
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On the smallest size I like, the Simpson Berkeley is perfect. On the largest size I like, the Grosvenor LE (Vulfix 404) is perfect. And both are perfect in style and comfort. I would like to try a Simpson Tulip someday and a Savile Row 33xx series (or similarly shaped Shavemac).

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 10-18-2012, 03:36 PM
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  • P Funk
  • I can only carry 50 chickens at a time
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I really like the M7 (and similar) handles. A nice big beehive is nice as well. I'd love to try out a Tulip (a nice butterscotch one in case anyone has one they want to part with).

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 10-18-2012, 03:54 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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SOC
Duke
Polo
Colonel

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 10-18-2012, 04:27 PM
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Emperor
PJ
Shavemac 44140
Emillion
M7

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 10-18-2012, 04:55 PM
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Inverted Persian jar (e.g. Along the lines of Semogue)...

...so I can rest the ball of the handle in my palm and place my fingertips into the 'neck' (or easily grip the base of the knot) while I swirl, swirl, swirl to load up the brush.

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 10-18-2012, 05:07 PM
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  • Dave
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SOC Style
Simpsons Colonel Style
Vulfix 404 Style

I like handles that have a bit of weight to them. I think if my wife threw the Vulfix 404 at me, it would not only leave a mark but knock me out as well.

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 10-18-2012, 05:09 PM
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M&F style 1 is my favorite. The Duke is a close second.

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 10-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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(10-18-2012, 03:28 PM)john parker Wrote: On the largest size I like, the Grosvenor LE (Vulfix 404) is perfect. And both are perfect in style and comfort.

Agreed!

Jeff

(10-18-2012, 05:07 PM)Dave Wrote: Vulfix 404 Style

I like handles that have a bit of weight to them. I think if my wife threw the Vulfix 404 at me, it would not only leave a mark but knock me out as well.

Dave,
Is there a reason the Wife would be throwing shaving brushes at you Rolleyes

The 404 does have some weight to it doesn't it?

Jeff

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 10-18-2012, 07:14 PM
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  • Shanman
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(10-18-2012, 03:00 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Speaking of handles .... Simpson's ...... a Beaufort in Best would be awesome.

Here ya go, seems very likely made by Simpson/Vulfix to me due to the familiar shapes, and three hair grades to boot!

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 10-18-2012, 07:21 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Duke and Classic from Simpson
Grosvenor and Burlington from Vulfix
Rooney 1 style
shavemac SB 944
Semogue 1305/1800/1250

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 10-18-2012, 07:44 PM
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(10-18-2012, 07:14 PM)Shanman Wrote:
(10-18-2012, 03:00 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Speaking of handles .... Simpson's ...... a Beaufort in Best would be awesome.

Here ya go, seems very likely made by Simpson/Vulfix to me due to the familiar shapes, and three hair grades to boot!

According to their website, Vulfix makes a lot of brushes for a lot of retailers.

According to Mark, they make brushes for more retailers than is commonly believed.

So, if it's marked Made in England, there's probably near a 100% chance it's a Vulfix product. IMO.

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 10-18-2012, 08:08 PM
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  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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Rooney Stubby XL
Keyhole
Simpson Colonel

I never used to like the keyhole shape until I received my B&B 2012 LE and it feels so damn natural and comfortable in your hand it's become one of my fav brushes.

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 10-18-2012, 08:11 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I am a sucker for a beehive. Biggrin

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 10-18-2012, 08:11 PM
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  • Tonality
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I actually really love the Semogue/TSN LE handle. Very geometric, but easy to hold, plus the clear acrylic is awesome.

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