12-19-2012, 11:46 AM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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When John (Churchillafemme) says that the old Simpson brushes have "character" , I think I understand what he means. This Persian Jar 3 in super badger two band , not only have that character , but is also "charismatic" on a way. I will never thought I will say that a brush could be charismatic Undecided

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After my rough first meeting with Rooney Finest Badger , it was a real pleasure to use this Persian Jar with super badger two band hair , which has some similitude with the Rooney Finest , but oh man , the tips are much softer and so pleasant to use !

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This brush is made like a tank.Its very heavy , one of the heaviest brushes I have tried , like the Simpson Chubby 2 , and the handle , even when its bigger than I thought , around 55 mm tall , is quiet comfortable to hold while shaving , or while making lather on a shaving bowl.Its not (IMHO) the most beautiful one that Simpson have on their catalog , but it has "something" , maybe its "female curves" , like one of those "pin up" women from the 40-50's , or like Monica Bellucci. Ok , Im going off topic now...

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This badger hair is very pleasant to use.Well , I do find it very pleasant.It doesnt have the softest tips , like some other 2 band badger hair have , but they're soft enough.Also , it has a very good amount of backbone , despise its tall loft (I will around 54 mm), and no glue bump anywhere.

Its also a nicely packed brush , for having an around 22,5 mm knot :

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A brush , which performs very well making lather on a shaving bowl , as I have tested several times , and its a nice performer making lather on the face.While is too big for my personal taste , I do admit that I like it more than I even expected when I saw it for the first time , and has that "character" , or even "charismatic presence" , since I wasn't going to use it today , but as I went to my bathroom this morning , there it was , standing on its majestic attitude , staring at me , like saying , "Im all yours today , dont even say no"...Biggrin And , of course , I had to used it.Not too bad at all !

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 12-19-2012, 12:27 PM
  • German
  • Simpson 2 Band Aficionado
  • USA
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I own a current PJ2 in 2 Band with a 22/50mm knot and it is one if my favorite brushes. The handle is one of the most beautiful designs I have seen.

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 12-19-2012, 12:44 PM
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Elegant in its simplicity.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Teiste.

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 12-19-2012, 12:47 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Great review of a wonderful brush, thank Teiste!

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 12-19-2012, 12:55 PM
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"Charismatic" is a good word. Thanks for the review.

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 12-19-2012, 02:13 PM
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I've been thinking about getting a PJ3 all year, but can never decide if I like or dislike the handle.

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 12-19-2012, 02:24 PM
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Lovely brush! Cool

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 12-19-2012, 04:39 PM
  • diggity
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  • Los Gatos, CA
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While I wanted a Somerset PJ2 in Super for quite a while, I acquired a Somerset PJ3 in Super and they are just beautiful brushes. So much so, that I finally got my hands on a PJ2 and it just felt like it was missing something. The curves of the PJ3, weight, knot density, etc. are just superb.

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