Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

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Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by TheMonk » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:52 am

Nowadays I pretty rarely acquire new shaving paraphernalia, but sometimes a new item just pops up, usually a shaving brush, and I just have to go for it... so I thought I'd share this one.

It's a pretty rare vintage Simpson brush with a horn handle, and in NOS condition to boot. I actually don't recall ever seeing another one like it, but I could be wrong.

According to Mark, it should be around 30-40 years, so Somerset era. Anyway, here are a couple pics:

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Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by Rufus » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:30 am

Very nice find. Are you going to use it? I’ve a Somerset-era Duke 2 Pure, not as old as yours, which is in my regular brush rotation. I quite like the feel of the pure badger.
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Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by pausted » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:55 am

Beautiful brush, David. Congratulations.
Best regards,

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Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by CMur12 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:00 pm

Beautiful brush and a helluva find, David! I, too, congratulate you on this great find and acquisition.

Thanks for showing it to us.

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Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by brothers » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:51 pm

Outstanding! Quite a nice trophy. I love the looks of it.
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Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by TheMonk » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:58 am

Thank you for the very kind words, gents.

I do plan on using the brush at some point, mostly because I'm quite curious about this Pure badger hair. Don't recall seeing a Pure Badger knot that looks quite like it, and I anticipate it will be an interesting shaving experience.
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Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by blantyre » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:24 pm

Very nice! Interesting that it says “London make”. I’ve not seen that version of the sticker before.
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Re: Vintage Simpson 12 Pure Badger - Horn handle

Post by Teiste » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:25 pm

What a beautiful brush !

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