11-11-2012, 03:39 AM
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  • texquill
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I saw this item on eBay today - it's quite unusual! It's a Simpson's 57 with a faux jade handle labeled "silvertip badger"/

Simpson's 57 faux Jade silvertip 2 band

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 11-11-2012, 04:06 AM
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  • ajc347
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Nice find mate; that's a very nice brush.

He's not right about Simpsons only making 2 brushes which were not of standard Ivory or Butterscotch design though (although he might mean that they only made two faux jade brushes).

I wonder why it was labelled Silvertip Badger though? I can't recall seeing any other Simpsons brushes with this designation.

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 11-11-2012, 04:18 AM
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  • DoubleB
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It's a custom made brush. It was made not so long ago, I think a month or 2.

About the Silvertip. There is a thread around here somewhere where Mark from Simpsons explains the Silvertip stamps on the brush. Silvertip is just the same as the Super. It's just a personal preference request from the guy who ordered this brush to put 'Silvertip' on the brush instead of 'Super'

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 11-11-2012, 08:42 AM
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(11-11-2012, 04:06 AM)ajc347 Wrote: He's not right about Simpsons only making 2 brushes which were not of standard Ivory or Butterscotch design though (although he might mean that they only made two faux jade brushes).

I agree. I have a Simpson's in Best from the '60s called "Contemporary 3" (according to Gary Young) that has a checkered design (perhaps lacquer)on the handle.
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I have another apparently older Simpson's in Best with an octagonal handle that doesn't resemble anything else I've seen.
Picture from churchilllafemme (thanks, John)
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(11-11-2012, 04:06 AM)ajc347 Wrote: I wonder why it was labelled Silvertip Badger though? I can't recall seeing any other Simpsons brushes with this designation.

Here's the Simpson's description of the Gary Young Limited Edition M-7 brush from their website:

Gary Young LE M7 (Light)

A traditionally hand made original Simpson design. This brush is filled with the finest Silvertip hair available and lovingly hand tied to form the perfect knot.....

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 11-11-2012, 08:50 AM
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(11-11-2012, 04:18 AM)DoubleB Wrote: It's a custom made brush. It was made not so long ago, I think a month or 2.

About the Silvertip. There is a thread around here somewhere where Mark from Simpsons explains the Silvertip stamps on the brush. Silvertip is just the same as the Super. It's just a personal preference request from the guy who ordered this brush to put 'Silvertip' on the brush instead of 'Super'

Yup. I remember this handle from a few months ago. Although I also recall Mark saying that these aren't one offs but made in batches (which makes sense from a production standpoint).

Also Mark said the silvertip was softer than super. I don't think anyone has yet confirmed this though.

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 11-11-2012, 09:27 AM
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  • MickToley
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Here is the thread on this brush, Mike_P is a member here.

http://shavenook.com/thread-a-few-new-si...#pid100780

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 11-11-2012, 09:43 AM
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SOLD for $400. A47

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 11-11-2012, 10:21 AM
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  • texquill
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(11-11-2012, 09:43 AM)Bruce Wrote: SOLD for $400. A47

Plus $6.99 postage. The good news? It was U.S. dollars, not Canadian!

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 11-11-2012, 12:34 PM
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Forget about the stated brush! Look at Ken's! Wow, great brush, Ken! Have you used it before?

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 11-11-2012, 12:41 PM
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$400?! Madness.

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 11-11-2012, 12:45 PM
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I just can't bring myself to use it. To me, that's the downside of buying stuff that is NOS. Fortunately, that wasn't an issue with the octaganol....nor will it be with the 57.

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 11-11-2012, 12:47 PM
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It's a beautiful brush. Cool

Use it in good health, it should be spectacular!

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 11-11-2012, 12:47 PM
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(11-11-2012, 12:45 PM)texquill Wrote: I just can't bring myself to use it. To me, that's the downside of buying stuff that is NOS. Fortunately, that won't be an issue with the 57.

I can't bring myself to use the extra large Plisson sitting off to my left either. Sad That said, if it wasn't so honking huge....

I'm just worried because hair degrades rather quickly.

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 11-11-2012, 01:36 PM
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Did you keep a 2nd one? Will you use that one?
(11-11-2012, 12:47 PM)Mike_P Wrote: It's a beautiful brush. Cool

Use it in good health, it should be spectacular!

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 11-11-2012, 01:40 PM
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(11-11-2012, 01:36 PM)German Wrote: Did you keep a 2nd one? Will you use that one?

The Manchurian Tiger Stripe 57. I've used it ~5-6 times.

Feels very similar to a 2-Band since it's not a super thick knot.

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 11-11-2012, 01:58 PM
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Wow, some really nice handles and old brushes. I do not think I could be using those either. Especially if they are going to be limited runs. I certainly would be hard pressed to use NOS, but it would be hard not to see what it felt like just once, but then may as well since that would be the end of it being unused, what a dilemma.

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 11-11-2012, 02:36 PM
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I would have kept the 2 Band. Cool
Use it in good health...
(11-11-2012, 01:40 PM)Mike_P Wrote:
(11-11-2012, 01:36 PM)German Wrote: Did you keep a 2nd one? Will you use that one?

The Manchurian Tiger Stripe 57. I've used it ~5-6 times.

Feels very similar to a 2-Band since it's not a super thick knot.

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 11-15-2012, 01:01 PM
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  • texquill
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(11-11-2012, 12:47 PM)Mike_P Wrote: It's a beautiful brush. Cool

Use it in good health, it should be spectacular!

It IS a beautiful brush, and, based on the firmness of the bristles, I'm projecting that it's going to be one of my favorites once I get it lathered up.

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 11-16-2012, 06:24 PM
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  • MaxP
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I will say that if it performs anything like my 57 Douglas two band, it's to be used, not kept just for looks.

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