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Four Manchurian Polo's

Postby drP » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:40 pm

It took a long road to walk. In fact 7 years, but now they are united, standing side by side.
Quite a difference between the old David Carter era Manchurian and the current type. The latter reminds me somehow of the old two band best badger, used by David Carter et al.

The knots of the current Simpsons are outstandingly made btw. Exactly my cup of tea... :)

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Postby Squire » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:25 pm

Peter you are an outstanding peer among peers.
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Postby drmoss_ca » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Loving my Somerset CH3 and CH2 Bests (spares are always a good idea - my father used to carry at least four spare fanbelts in the boot of his Saab 96), I tried a Simfix Manchurian Super CH2. Very dense. Almost unusably dense. Doesn't bloom. In fact, indistinguishable from the custom made two band Vulfix 41, or a Shavemac D01. Scrub on an Italian soft soap and end up with next to nothing. Rather sad. Looks nice though.

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Postby numcks » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:08 pm

Nice! I have a new PL8 Manchurian en route right now.
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Postby Nitrox » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:38 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:Loving my Somerset CH3 and CH2 Bests (spares are always a good idea - my father used to carry at least four spare fanbelts in the boot of his Saab 96), I tried a Simfix Manchurian Super CH2. Very dense. Almost unusably dense. Doesn't bloom. In fact, indistinguishable from the custom made two band Vulfix 41, or a Shavemac D01. Scrub on an Italian soft soap and end up with next to nothing. Rather sad. Looks nice though.

Chris


I also have quite a few Somerset Simpsons and after reading stories here, have held out on buying any Simfixes.
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Postby fallingwickets » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:36 am

Thanks for sharing, Peter. I want to dive though the screen, grab the pl8 and run away :lol: :lol:

enjoy in good health

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Postby Jonnieboy61 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:17 am

What a line up, they look fabulous...
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Postby mineisanotherone » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:12 am

Hello Peter, thank you for sharing these photographs truly stunning.

Have too agree they are the Earl Grey of the shaving brush world.
My own Polo 8 & M7 manchurian's arrived quite outstanding.


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so good !

Postby malocchio » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:00 am

these are a beautiful collection Simpson manchurians,what a pleasure to view these photos.
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Postby desertbadger » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:14 pm

Simply outstanding, Doc! Thanks for sharing!

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Postby churchilllafemme » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:25 pm

Those look great, Peter. I think the Polos are the most regal of the Simpson brushes.
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Postby woodsrider » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:13 pm

Very nice, Peter....I really like the shape of the handle on that PL12.
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Postby numcks » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:31 am

numcks wrote:Nice! I have a new PL8 Manchurian en route right now.


Update! Just got it Saturday. Has not seen a use yet - likely tomorrow. Also got the pictured GYLE as well. Mark graciously threw in a tub of Vulfix Lavender shaving cream as well.




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Postby brothers » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:44 pm

I'm respectfully in awe of the PL14. Almost makes me feel faint! Thank you for sharing.
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Postby Beethoven » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:23 pm

Nice brush family!

Just curious - it's hard to tell - are the new brushes' labels stamped with lampblack or are they engraved and filled.

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Postby brothers » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:43 pm

I am showing my state of being uninformed or unfamiliar. I've read Peter's remarks several times. Are the photos of modern Manchurians? The reason I'm asking is because Mark told me (unless I misunderstood), the current Manchurian isn't available in the extra long loft the PL14 requires, thus my assumption these are older versions.
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Postby Baloosh » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:47 pm

I think the 12 and 14 are the older Simpson-only versions, and the 8 and 10 are the newer Simpson/Vulfix versions.

At least the lettering on each would indicate such.
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Postby drP » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Baloosh wrote:I think the 12 and 14 are the older Simpson-only versions, and the 8 and 10 are the newer Simpson/Vulfix versions.

At least the lettering on each would indicate such.


That's entirely correct.
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Postby brothers » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:09 am

Ahh, thank you, gentlemen! These brushes are most amazing to look at.
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Postby Nitrox » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:42 pm

Peter, I guess all of us wouldn't mind seeing an updated collection all together like you did a few years back. Nice brushes as usual, you sure know how to pick them.
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