03-29-2012, 07:33 PM
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It's finally in my den.

24/50 (by my calipers), 2 Band, Blonde Badger, Butterscotch L7.

A quick test lather, not a single hair lost. Currently drying for tomorrows shave.

I know it's a Simpson M7 type handle, and their recent twitters have said they wish the M7 had never been brought out, with all the copies etc happening. I for one, am extatic with it's release and fell in love with the Simpson M7 as soon as I saw it. To me, it adds a new type of handle (although I have an old wood restore that is similar) to the market that s not only functional, but stunning. If I could have afforded a Simpson 2 Band or even Best in Butterscotch M7, I would have.

This L7 will have to do for now and I am more then pleased with how it turned out.

Anyway, here it is:

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 03-29-2012, 07:36 PM
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  • Johnny
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That is very, very nice.

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 03-29-2012, 07:39 PM
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Sweet!

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 03-29-2012, 08:04 PM
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That's a very good looking brush.

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 03-29-2012, 09:06 PM
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  • ajc347
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Very nice pictures.

The brush looks stunning. Smile

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 03-29-2012, 09:28 PM
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  • Teiste
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Really nice brush!I like the shape of the handle.Also the Blonde Badger hair its really good two band badger hair.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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 03-29-2012, 09:54 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Very nice brush, no matter the "pedigree"!

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 03-30-2012, 06:01 AM
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vey very beautiful

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 03-30-2012, 08:48 AM
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  • Songwind
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That's a beautiful looking brush.

I also really like that hanger! Where did you get it?

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 03-30-2012, 12:38 PM
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i got to use it this morning for my shave, and WOW. backbone, soft, comfortable handle.

i'm happy.

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 03-30-2012, 12:55 PM
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Very nice! I have essentially the same brush in the Colport Blue material. It's fantastic! Enjoy!

Here's mine. . .

   

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 03-30-2012, 01:11 PM
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(03-29-2012, 07:33 PM)brucered Wrote: It's finally in my den.

24/50 (by my calipers), 2 Band, Blonde Badger, Butterscotch L7.

A quick test lather, not a single hair lost. Currently drying for tomorrows shave.

I know it's a Simpson M7 type handle, and their recent twitters have said they wish the M7 had never been brought out, with all the copies etc happening. I for one, am extatic with it's release and fell in love with the Simpson M7 as soon as I saw it. To me, it adds a new type of handle (although I have an old wood restore that is similar) to the market that s not only functional, but stunning. If I could have afforded a Simpson 2 Band or even Best in Butterscotch M7, I would have.

This L7 will have to do for now and I am more then pleased with how it turned out.

Anyway, here it is:

Just for the record chaps, it wasn't Mark or Simpsons who made this comment - it was me, as an individual. Just for the record! Thanks.

Gary


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 03-30-2012, 01:12 PM
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If we're being honest, it's the ultimate compliment. Having our brushes imitated and replicated is quite humbling - we must be on the right track. Nice brush by the way, they've done a decent job Wink

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 03-30-2012, 01:16 PM
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(03-30-2012, 12:55 PM)nEver-Ready Wrote: Very nice! I have essentially the same brush in the Colport Blue material. It's fantastic! Enjoy!

Here's mine. . .

I absolutely LOVE that brush!! I will have one!!
What are the specs?


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 03-30-2012, 01:16 PM
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(03-30-2012, 01:12 PM)Simpson1919 Wrote: If we're being honest, it's the ultimate compliment. Having our brushes imitated and replicated is quite humbling - we must be on the right track. Nice brush by the way, they've done a decent job Wink

Well.....not bad! CoolBiggrinWink

Gary


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 03-30-2012, 01:58 PM
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Never mind I went back and read if again. I saw it was 24/50. Sorry Sad I read too fast and often miss things.

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 03-30-2012, 02:04 PM
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(03-30-2012, 01:11 PM)Gary Young Wrote:
(03-29-2012, 07:33 PM)brucered Wrote: It's finally in my den.

24/50 (by my calipers), 2 Band, Blonde Badger, Butterscotch L7.

A quick test lather, not a single hair lost. Currently drying for tomorrows shave.

I know it's a Simpson M7 type handle, and their recent twitters have said they wish the M7 had never been brought out, with all the copies etc happening. I for one, am extatic with it's release and fell in love with the Simpson M7 as soon as I saw it. To me, it adds a new type of handle (although I have an old wood restore that is similar) to the market that s not only functional, but stunning. If I could have afforded a Simpson 2 Band or even Best in Butterscotch M7, I would have.

This L7 will have to do for now and I am more then pleased with how it turned out.

Anyway, here it is:

Just for the record chaps, it wasn't Mark or Simpsons who made this comment - it was me, as an individual. Just for the record! Thanks.

Gary


thanks for the clarification gary,

i was not trying to disrespect anyone, gary, simpson, mark, no one. i wasn't sure who the "official twitter" came from or who it was representing, but much appreciated for clearing it up.

i can see where you are coming from and sympathize with your frustration. but cost restraints did not allow me to purchase the M7 in butterscotch, so i went with the M&F

for those wondering, here is the tweet:
Gary Young ‏ "it is a lovely design but I really wish the GYLE never appeared. The idea of a 'special', family connected brush has been lost"






(03-30-2012, 01:12 PM)Simpson1919 Wrote: If we're being honest, it's the ultimate compliment. Having our brushes imitated and replicated is quite humbling - we must be on the right track. Nice brush by the way, they've done a decent job Wink

+1 thanks for the reply. it is truly appreciated coming form you guys.

i own simpsons and will continue to own them. in fact, i have a Duke 3 on the way.

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 03-30-2012, 02:10 PM
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  • Johnny
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I have to respectively disagree with Gary. Nothing has been lost. The GYLE is a one of a kind, the M7 is a one of a kind. The rest are copies.

There's only one Mercedes, but a lot of look-a-likes.

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 03-30-2012, 02:51 PM
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(03-30-2012, 02:10 PM)Johnny Wrote: I have to respectively disagree with Gary. Nothing has been lost. The GYLE is a one of a kind, the M7 is a one of a kind. The rest are copies.

There's only one Mercedes, but a lot of look-a-likes.

Johnny

Very good example! Hat's off to you for that one. Point very much taken.

(PS - I own a Mercedes SL!! Wink)


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 03-30-2012, 04:28 PM
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(03-30-2012, 01:16 PM)Krisbarger Wrote:
(03-30-2012, 12:55 PM)nEver-Ready Wrote: Very nice! I have essentially the same brush in the Colport Blue material. It's fantastic! Enjoy!

Here's mine. . .

I absolutely LOVE that brush!! I will have one!!
What are the specs?

mine is 2 band, 24/50, butterscotch (obviously). it worked perfectly for todays scuttle lather. feels comfortable in my hand, has terrific backbone but is still very soft on my face.

i really like the look of the Jade one i saw recently too. looks like a marbled butterscotch and is a real stunner. if i had seen it 1st, i might have went with that material, but can't complain for a second about mine.

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