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    I would like to get a simpson brush.

    Everybody seems to agree that they are the best.

    Currently i am using a parker and some hand me down from my uncle. (Ever ready).

    I am like I looking on ebay and first there are several model to choose from. From wee scot to manchurian.

    They also come with a pice tag. From about 50$ to $$$$

    Now. I guess they are worth every dollard you spend. But my budget brings me back to about 60$ wich seems to be the price tag of a wee scot.

    Should i go for it or wait and get another model? Which one would you recommand?

    Thx

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    if your looking for a tiny brush with the hair not being the best yes you can buy it,, nothing wrong but its a travel brush at best in my opinion.

    who told you they were the best? that's a YMMV statement, there are a couple others out there that are as good or even better depending on what you like in a brush. myself Shavemac is the best thing going right now, because their knots are top notch. Simpsons Manchurian Knots are top notch too, so if your wanting a Simpsons, what is it your looking for in a brush? they also have a lower grade knot too. Tc
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    I would personally hate to say any brush maker is the best but there are quite a few good ones and Simpsons is one of them in my books.

    Brush makers offer a variety of badger knots that vary in how they feel when using them, they have different characteristics. The same knot size from the same grade of badger will feel different if the loft is changed. Some badger knots are packed more densely than others so again feel and act differently. There are many variables that effect the way a knot will feel and act while lathering. The variables also contribute to the price differences. Just saying it is not as simple as just picking the "best". Also my best brush may not be yours or anyone else's.

    It might be a better idea to tell what characteristics you want your new brush to have, what size you like, do you like short or tall handles, soft tips and backbone or a bit of scratch and floppy and so on. Somebody would then have a better idea of what brush they would recommend at the price point in your budget.

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    Wow, you're going to get a million different responses here. A lot boils down to what you're looking for as to knot size and ergonomics of the handle. Even after boiling it down to Simpson and $60 Canadian there are a lot of options. Simpsons are graded pure, best, and super. Super will be out of your price range but best is within range for face-lathering. If you are a dedicated bowl-latherer, then pure badger can be used there, but it's a bit rough for face-lathering from my experience. Best badger would be more versatile. Personally, I would look around on dedicated shaving seller's websites rather than the 'Bay, but that's just me. Good luck in your search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brontosaurus View Post
    Wow, you're going to get a million different responses here. A lot boils down to what you're looking for as to knot size and ergonomics of the handle. Even after boiling it down to Simpson and $60 Canadian there are a lot of options. Simpsons are graded pure, best, and super. Super will be out of your price range but best is within range for face-lathering. If you are a dedicated bowl-latherer, then pure badger can be used there, but it's a bit rough for face-lathering from my experience. Best badger would be more versatile. Personally, I would look around on dedicated shaving seller's websites rather than the 'Bay, but that's just me. Good luck in your search.
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    Personally, I don't view Simpsons brushes as the 'best' as there are so many options. For $60, you can get a variety of brushes that are quite nice and even get a few different ones if you look into boar and synthetics, for that price. If you really want a nice 2-Band badger brush, the LS/MS (Maseto Shaving) shaving brushes on ebay are a fantastic deal as you can get a 30mm 2-Band brush shipped to your door for $65 CDN, roughly. However, it does take around a month to be delivered from China.
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    Yup, Simpson is considered a very good brush, but I wouldn't say they are number 1. That being said, if you are looking at Simpsons for around $60, I would recommend the Berkeley 46 in best badger. I own one and it's fantastic. Slightly on the smaller side but blooms big. Very densely packed, and has some scritch to it. Don't think you'd be disappointed in it.
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    bobH, your right. A little about me.

    I am a bowl user. I like my brush on the stiff side (I have a vigorous regrowth). I shave every day. Handle size, I would have to say medium since I did not try a larger size.

    Visually, I like a know that show some "bloom" but not to floppy.

    Handle design, classic. Nothing to fancy.

    Is there more info I could provide you to help out on the choice?

    Cheers.
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    Spend some time in the SOTD Forum and view the brushes being shown. The SOTD is the best spot to see a lot of different brushes in a short time.

    Some will be over your price range but many will not.

    Good hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdefoy66 View Post
    bobH, your right. A little about me.

    I am a bowl user. I like my brush on the stiff side (I have a vigorous regrowth). I shave every day. Handle size, I would have to say medium since I did not try a larger size.

    Visually, I like a know that show some "bloom" but not to floppy.

    Handle design, classic. Nothing to fancy.

    Is there more info I could provide you to help out on the choice?

    Cheers.
    Thanks, that does help a bit. I'll give you a generic answer because I don't believe Simpsons make a brush at your price point that I would suggest.

    Personally I would look for a 2 band badger fan shaped knot in a 24mm size with a loft around 48mm-50mm that is in your budget range. That should get you soft tips with good backbone. If I bowl lathered I'd look for a brush with a handle around 60mm tall. Again this is my personal preference in badger knots and brush handles.

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    Ths BobH.

    any name would come to mind?

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