10-22-2012, 11:17 AM
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  • Teiste
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As the Simpson Wee Scot , this is another mighty great shaving brush made by Simpon , and a good brush not only for traveling , as I discovered today.

The Case is a Simpson brush famous when people is looking for a good , reliable traveling brush , but the Case offers more than that : is a good brush for facelathering.I wouldnt be surprised about it , since I already know how good the Wee Scot is , but I guess that I like to be surprised once in a while like I was today when I used it for my shave.

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The Simpson Case has the following measures (approx) :
  • 40 mm loft
  • 19 mm knot
  • 83 mm total height

which makes it a small brush , but bigger than the Wee Scot , due to the taller handle.

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What else do you want me to tell you about the construction/manufacture of the Simpson brushes? Even in the small and "economic" models , the extra quality is there , and you can clearly see that in the Case too.The handle is well made and finish (nothing new under the sun) and it has a very good amount of badger hair , as you can see in this pic :

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The Case uses best badger hair , and due to its short loft and extra amount of badger hair (this is not like the Edwin Jagger 19 mm brush , which has , at least , 30% less of badger hair) has a very good backbone , but keeping the natural flexibility of the hair.You never have red that , right ?Biggrin Sometimes I feel that I do repeat myself a lot , but its true and this brush bears testimony of the good amount of backbone and flow.

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Facelathering with this brush is truly a pleasure since it offers kind of soft tips , with some scrubbiness (nothing unpleasant at all) while keeping a good backbone.It doesnt blooms so much either once its wet.I can see using this brush more than to when Im traveling , to be honest.

The handle is so easy to hold , well , unless you have giant hands , much more than the Wee Scot , but of course , the Wee Scot has a smaller handle.

Here is a pic of the two brushes together :

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You can see the size difference between those two brushes , ans how the Simpson Case handle is taller and also thicker.

The Simpson Case is more than a traveling size brush.If you are looking for a brush which you can control where to "put" the right amount of lather , the Simpson Case could be the one for that task.I discovered this today , when making lather on my face with a shaving stick.The Simpson made the right amount of lather and it didn't splashed it all over my face.Thats what I call a "control brush".The Simpson Case is one of those brushes and , as the Wee Scot , I truly have enjoyed.

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 10-22-2012, 11:54 AM
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Hi Teiste

Nice review of a dynamite "small" brush Thumbsup

Plus your photos are so much better than mine Bow

Take care, Mike

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 10-22-2012, 12:01 PM
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  • Teiste
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(10-22-2012, 11:54 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Teiste

Nice review of a dynamite "small" brush Thumbsup

Plus your photos are so much better than mine Bow

Take care, Mike

Oh Boy! Do you know that I was looking for your thread and I couldn't find it with the forum finder...Facepalm

Yes , I do agree with your comments about the Simpson Case.Its truly a mighty brush.

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 10-22-2012, 01:33 PM
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Very nice review again + good pictures ! Thanks.
I own a Case (in best badger) from the Somerset era, it's a workhorse.
A workhorse who like to travel Biggrin

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 10-22-2012, 01:58 PM
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(10-22-2012, 01:33 PM)Eelco Amsterdam Wrote: Very nice review again + good pictures ! Thanks.
I own a Case (in best badger) from the Somerset era, it's a workhorse.
A workhorse who like to travel Biggrin

Pics ,Eelco , pics !Wink

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 10-22-2012, 02:19 PM
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Oké Rolleyes Pics !
Very nice pics.

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 10-22-2012, 02:51 PM
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the case is my one and only travel brush (when camping) and i love it. i see no need to move up to a larger travel brush like a Duke or Classic, the Case is perfect as it stands.

it sees occasional use at home and is a wonderful brush.

just the right size for travel (with the tube), dries fast, holds enough lather for a 3 pass shave and feels great in my hand.

nice review

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 10-22-2012, 08:37 PM
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Teiste, thanks for another great review!

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 10-22-2012, 09:20 PM
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  • Teiste
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(10-22-2012, 02:19 PM)Eelco Amsterdam Wrote: Oké Rolleyes Pics !
Very nice pics.

No my friend , I mean pics of your Somerset Case.Biggrin

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 10-22-2012, 10:19 PM
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How do you get your pictures to come out so well?

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 10-24-2012, 12:02 AM
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(10-22-2012, 09:20 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-22-2012, 02:19 PM)Eelco Amsterdam Wrote: Oké Rolleyes Pics !
Very nice pics.

No my friend , I mean pics of your Somerset Case.Biggrin
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My (I think at least 10 year old) Case Somerset era.
Now with NEW waterproof replacement sticker (Isle of Man era).

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Best Regards,
Eelco

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 10-24-2012, 10:24 AM
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  • Teiste
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Nice one , Eelco!

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 02-28-2013, 08:52 AM
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  • Teiste
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Another Simpson Case best badger brush that I have the chance to try , thanks to Mike Perry , and I cant recommend enough this brush if you truly like facelathering with a "precision" brush.

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This brush , due to its measures , its excellent to create lather on the face and "control" it .I can see this brush being part of a regular rotation and not only as a traveling brush.

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Excellent handle , very nice looking , and unless you have giant hands , it will be also comfortable enough to hold it.

And good hair density :

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I can see myself (again) getting this brush in the near future.

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 02-28-2013, 09:23 AM
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Good review! I agree 100% with all you wrote. Fantastic face lathering brush.

Another brush with a very similar knot is the Simpson Special Best badger. Same sort of fantastic face lathering. I tried it in the Case travel tube however, and while it goes into it and the IDs and ODs work nicely, the brush is just too long for the tube. When the cap is in place it would be putting the hairs into a funky bend. It might work in a larger size Rx bottle however. The Special does have a longer handle and that's what makes for the difference in length.

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 02-28-2013, 12:14 PM
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  • tgutc
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You have a way of making every brush you review look like a must have for me. The beautiful pictures could have something to do with it.

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