Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Two-Band Love

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Central California
    Posts
    365
    Images
    34

    Default Two-Band Love

    Several months ago, I purchased a new Simpsons Emperor 3 two-band brush. I bowl lather and really like silver tip brushes, the softer the better. When the Emperor arrived, I tried it and hated it. It was like sandpaper on my face in comparison to my three-band brushes. I tried my best to break it in, using it 20 or 30 times, bowl lathering, face lathering, soap, cream, you name it. It was just scratchy and unpleasant.

    I wound up selling it on the B/S/T to someone who wanted it more than i did.

    On a whim, I recently purchased another Simpsons two-band, this time a Tulip 2. I similar sized brush with the same two-band hair. This brush couldn't be more different. While the knot presents tremendous backbone, much more than the typical three-band silver tip, the brush is soft and luxurious. I've only used it once so far, but I'm blown away by the contrast between the two brushes.

    I'm glad I persevered.

    Last edited by Piper Down; 04-15-2012 at 09:43 PM.
    Winning is like shaving—you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    396
    Images
    17

    Default

    What was the shape of the knot? I've noticed fan shaped knots have a softer face feel in comparison to bulbs.
    Steve B

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    885

    Default

    Congrats on falling in love with a two band, and a beautiful Tulip to boot!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    574

    Default

    Very Nice. My tulip has a bit of scritch that I will purposefully pull for when needed. Two band is special!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Posts
    3,077
    Images
    14

    Default

    Most of my Simpson 2-band brushes don't have any scritch. However, I did have one, a Tulip 3, that had a notieable scritch to it. It was not all that bad, but was certainly more than any of my other 2-bands.
    Chris

  6. #6

    Default

    I have a Tulip 3 2-band purchased a couple months ago. The brush has very little, if any scritch at all. I'm pretty sensitive to scritch but took a chance on this one and was rewarded. I'm kinda leery of buying another Simpsons 2-band for fear that it might be scritchy...
    http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/User:cvac

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Posts
    3,077
    Images
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cvac View Post
    I have a Tulip 3 2-band purchased a couple months ago. The brush has very little, if any scritch at all. I'm pretty sensitive to scritch but took a chance on this one and was rewarded. I'm kinda leery of buying another Simpsons 2-band for fear that it might be scritchy...
    I have 6 Simpson 2-bands with another couple on the way. Only one of them had any noticeable scritch on my face.
    Chris

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,762
    Images
    8

    Default

    I'm not normally a fan of Simpson's 2-bands for the reasons you mentioned. But I too have a Tulip3 in 2-band and a Persian Jar 3 in it as well; both are fantastic! I recently tried a friend's Chubby in Manchurian and I thought it was going to take the skin off my face. But others, whose opinions I trust & respect, say they're wonderful. Go figure. Someone needs to breed badgers with perfectly consistent & uniform hair.
    "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."
    Mark Twain

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Liverpool, UK
    Posts
    3,382
    Images
    3

    Default

    Someone needs to breed badgers with perfectly consistent & uniform hair
    Hmm, I wonder if you could cross a badger with a horse - it wouldn't jump fences very well, but it would make great brushes.
    Alan Oscroft (maker of strops)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 03-13-2014, 12:15 PM
  2. FS: Thater 4125/0 2-band and Simpsons Tulip 2 Super 2-band
    By OtherMoe in forum Shaving Mall - Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-10-2012, 07:13 AM
  3. Band Razor Love
    By themba in forum Double Edged Razors
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-01-2011, 12:03 PM
  4. Rooney Heritage 2-band: Love or Hate?
    By roboboticus in forum Shaving Brushes
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-08-2010, 08:07 PM
  5. FS: ***Rooney 2-band Coral Emillion and 3-band Stubby 2***
    By poonjaji in forum Shaving Mall - Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-23-2010, 10:05 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.