03-27-2012, 07:16 PM
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Just ordered my Tulip 3. Was going to get the 2 band but after talking to Phill and and doing a little research I decided on the 3 band because the slightly softer tips. Is it safe for me to say that I expect the 3 band to have better flow- through?

I would love to see some pics of tulip 3's after use so I will know what to expect as far as bloom. Ok ok, I guess I want some brush porn!! Come on, at least I am being honest here. I just want to see some pics of Simpsons brushes, especially the famous tulip 3!!!

This is my first real post here so looking forward to learning and maybe even contributing around here.

Thanks

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 03-27-2012, 09:18 PM
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The tulip is a GORGEOUS brush!.Its handle its a classic one and I love its shape.
I have tried the Simpson best badger,super badger two band and I need to try the super badger and the pure badger eventually.If the super badger its like the shavemac D01 silvertip,you have scored a superb brush.The super badger two band could be a little bit scratchy : I have tried 3 of them (the 3 Bullgoose shaving LE) and while the "Eshan" had really soft tips and a medium firm backbone,the SIMFIX Grosvernor and the Douglas did have scratchy tips and ultra firm backbone.

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 03-27-2012, 09:35 PM
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Nice choice! I wish I could afford one.

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 03-27-2012, 10:00 PM
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The T3 is one of my favorites. Here's mine in 3-band super, from the Somerset era.
[Image: IMG_4446.jpg]

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 03-28-2012, 03:13 AM
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(03-27-2012, 10:00 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: The T3 is one of my favorites. Here's mine in 3-band super, from the Somerset era.
[Image: IMG_4446.jpg]

Nice. Looks very different from what I have now. I don't see much blooming? Must be pretty dense. Thanks for the pic!!

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 03-28-2012, 04:32 AM
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Here's a couple of photos for you that I took earlier today whilst using my T3:

[Image: Tulip015.jpg]

[Image: Tulip013.jpg]

There's also a couple of others and a small write-up on the thread I started yesterday which can be found here: http://shavenook.com/thread-bowl-latheri...erkeley-46

You've made a good choice by opting for a T3. Smile

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 03-28-2012, 04:43 AM
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(03-28-2012, 04:32 AM)ajc347 Wrote: Here's a couple of photos for you that I took earlier today whilst using my T3:

[Image: Tulip015.jpg]

[Image: Tulip013.jpg]

There's also a couple of others and a small write-up on the thread I started yesterday which can be found here: http://shavenook.com/thread-bowl-latheri...erkeley-46

You've made a good choice by opting for a T3. Smile

How soft are the tips in your opinion? That's why I chose the 3 band. Thx for the pics!! That is a looker!!


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 03-28-2012, 04:45 AM
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My favourite handle shape outside of the M7, the Duke & the Rover without question. You will hopefully get a lot of love from her ...

Mark

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 03-28-2012, 05:08 AM
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(03-28-2012, 04:43 AM)Krisbarger Wrote: How soft are the tips in your opinion? That's why I chose the 3 band. Thx for the pics!! That is a looker!!

They're very slightly softer than the Simpsons brushes I have in Best, which in turn is softer than other brushes I have used from EJ (Super), Semogue (Silvertip), Kent (Silvertip) and New Forest (2 Band, Silvertip & High Mountain Badger).

I've only had the brush two days now and used it twice. So far, it's been well worth the money I spent on it. Smile

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 03-28-2012, 05:18 AM
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You will thoroughly enjoy that brush and wonder why you waited so long to get one. Get ready to spend some serious money with brother Phil. Next you will want a Duke, then a Chubby, then maybe a 57, then a Rover, and the list goes on. Great brushes.

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 03-28-2012, 05:57 AM
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Yesterday I received my T2 from Phil and used it last night for the first time. It has a 2-band knot though. It's really a great brush, and I can confirm that the handle is one of the most comfortable I've used. The tips are much softer than I anticipated. In regards to softness, I put it between Shavemac Silvertip and Rooney 3-band. From all my brushes, this T2 is the only one that I caught myself thinking about as being 'cute'. It's simply elegant I guess.

[Image: 3stoogesn.jpg]

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 03-28-2012, 08:13 AM
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(03-28-2012, 05:08 AM)ajc347 Wrote:
(03-28-2012, 04:43 AM)Krisbarger Wrote: How soft are the tips in your opinion? That's why I chose the 3 band. Thx for the pics!! That is a looker!!

They're very slightly softer than the Simpsons brushes I have in Best, which in turn is softer than other brushes I have used from EJ (Super), Semogue (Silvertip), Kent (Silvertip) and New Forest (2 Band, Silvertip & High Mountain Badger).

I've only had the brush two days now and used it twice. So far, it's been well worth the money I spent on it. Smile

If it is softer than a kent I know I will love it!! Kent's are pure luxury. You guys are getting me more excited!! I can't wait!


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 03-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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The Tulip was originally designed specifically for ivory and horn handles to show off the beauty of the material. It certainly is one of our best designs as a hybrid of one of the originals the M7.

Gary

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 03-28-2012, 06:54 PM
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(03-28-2012, 05:57 AM)edgerunner Wrote: Yesterday I received my T2 from Phil and used it last night for the first time. It has a 2-band knot though. It's really a great brush, and I can confirm that the handle is one of the most comfortable I've used. The tips are much softer than I anticipated. In regards to softness, I put it between Shavemac Silvertip and Rooney 3-band. From all my brushes, this T2 is the only one that I caught myself thinking about as being 'cute'. It's simply elegant I guess.

Great looking Tulip. Two band is just wonderful IMHO.


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 03-29-2012, 02:46 AM
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(03-28-2012, 10:27 AM)Gary Young Wrote: The Tulip was originally designed specifically for ivory and horn handles to show off the beauty of the material. It certainly is one of our best designs as a hybrid of one of the originals the M7.

I could see the resemblance but never realised that the Tulip evolved from the M7.

What were the other original designs Gary?

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 03-29-2012, 11:38 AM
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(03-29-2012, 02:46 AM)ajc347 Wrote:
(03-28-2012, 10:27 AM)Gary Young Wrote: The Tulip was originally designed specifically for ivory and horn handles to show off the beauty of the material. It certainly is one of our best designs as a hybrid of one of the originals the M7.

I could see the resemblance but never realised that the Tulip evolved from the M7.

What were the other original designs Gary?

There are some models that got lost over the years - especially brushes that were originally 'Bajer' branded, which was the family's very first effort in brush making.

The Chubby, Duke, M series (the M7 was the final design version of the M series - the M standing for Macaulay), Special, Classic and the Wee Scot range were the original badger hair brushes.

Although quite a few guys are aware of the Wee Scot 1 (or Nano as it has recently been called!) and the current Wee Scot (originally the Wee Scot 2) I am pretty sure that it isn't known that there was actually a Wee Scot 3. We renamed this the Case back in the 50s and it has been known under this name to the present day.

Gary


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 03-29-2012, 12:08 PM
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(03-29-2012, 11:38 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Although quite a few guys are aware of the Wee Scot 1 (or Nano as it has recently been called!) and the current Wee Scot (originally the Wee Scot 2) I am pretty sure that it isn't known that there was actually a Wee Scot 3. We renamed this the Case back in the 50s and it has been known under this name to the present day.

I just saw a photo of the Wee Scot 3, I didn't realize this was the same brush as the Case!

Gary, thank you for the history lessons you share with us. It is a pleasure having you here.

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 03-29-2012, 12:09 PM
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(03-29-2012, 12:08 PM)insomniac Wrote:
(03-29-2012, 11:38 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Although quite a few guys are aware of the Wee Scot 1 (or Nano as it has recently been called!) and the current Wee Scot (originally the Wee Scot 2) I am pretty sure that it isn't known that there was actually a Wee Scot 3. We renamed this the Case back in the 50s and it has been known under this name to the present day.

I just saw a photo of the Wee Scot 3, I didn't realize this was the same brush as the Case!

Gary, thank you for the history lessons you share with us. It is a pleasure having you here.

Would love to see that photo of the Wee Scot 3 you have just seen!

Gary


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 03-29-2012, 02:58 PM
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(03-29-2012, 12:09 PM)Gary Young Wrote:
(03-29-2012, 12:08 PM)insomniac Wrote:
(03-29-2012, 11:38 AM)Gary Young Wrote: Although quite a few guys are aware of the Wee Scot 1 (or Nano as it has recently been called!) and the current Wee Scot (originally the Wee Scot 2) I am pretty sure that it isn't known that there was actually a Wee Scot 3. We renamed this the Case back in the 50s and it has been known under this name to the present day.

I just saw a photo of the Wee Scot 3, I didn't realize this was the same brush as the Case!

Gary, thank you for the history lessons you share with us. It is a pleasure having you here.

Would love to see that photo of the Wee Scot 3 you have just seen!

Gary

Ugh, I must apologize for the egg on my face. I misread the post and it turns out to have been a normal Wee Scot.

I beg forgiveness, and to make up for here is a photo (not mine) of the brush in question. It's aged very gracefully!

[Image: d2ac64ee.jpg]

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 03-29-2012, 03:34 PM
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For posting that picture, all is forgiven. Smile

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