Plisson sz 20 European White or Simpson Polo 14 Super badger

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Plisson sz 20 European White or Simpson Polo 14 Super badger

Post by formula1monaco » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:02 pm

I just got a Plisson European White size 18 with a Rosewood handle, and it's enormous, so, I'm about to order a #20, but, I was wondering if the Simpson Polo 14 is larger...does anybody know the knot size of my Plisson sz 18 and the size 20, vs the Simpson Polo 12 and 14?
I also got a HMW in size 14...it said that was the largest they sell, and I was a bit disappointed...it is not as "white" as their European White size 18 that I got from them the same day, so I am trying to work out a deal with them on the size 20 European White with Ebony handle...good move, or get the Simpson Polo 12 or 14?
I'd value the opinion of anybody who knows,
Thanks,
Kenny

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Re: Plisson sz 20 European White or Simpson Polo 14 Super ba

Post by brothers » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:37 pm

When Plisson used to post this information on their website, I wrote it down.
I think these were only Plisson's approximate or average measurements and not an absolute guarantee.
number/width/loft
6/17/47
8/17/50
10/20/53
12/22/56
14/22/59
16/24/62
18/26/65
20/28/68
22/30/71
24/32/74
26/34/77
28/36/80

Here is some information I found regarding Simpson's Polo brush series:

Polo 14
Total Height: 145 mm
Handle Height: 83 mm
Loft Height: 62 mm
Knot Diameter: 32 mm

Polo 12
Total Height: 135 mm
Handle Height: 77 mm
Loft Height: 58 mm
Knot Diameter: 28 mm

Polo 10
Total Height: 122 mm
Handle Height: 68 mm
Loft Height: 54 mm
Knot Diameter: 27 mm

Polo 8
Total Height: 115 mm
Handle Height: 65 mm
Loft Height: 50 mm
Knot Diameter: 23 mm
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Re: Plisson sz 20 European White or Simpson Polo 14 Super ba

Post by fallingwickets » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:23 am

must be my becks induced imagination, but my polo 8's seem bigger than 23mm!
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