Wow. Is this thing soft!
I bought this Hoffritz branded brush from Steve, who may have more brushes now than Peter...
“Vintage Hoffritz/best badger... Most likely a rebranded Simpsons.”
In fact, I believe it is a Simpson Classic #2 (it has two rings) (107 above Hoffritz...anyone familiar w/Simpson's old numbering system?)
Approx height: 82.5 mm
Approx knot: 26 mm
Handle height: 38 mm
Bristle loft: 44.5 mm
Grip ring: 32 mm
Simpson’s BEST hasn’t looked this good in a WHILE. Today it would be a genuine silvertip.
The first time I tried to shave with it today - I got nowhere. Barely enough lather to leave a thin film on my face. So... I came here and did a little research on lathering.
First, my daily brushes are a Savile Row 208 and a Rooney Med. Super. These brushes whip up lather in mere seconds. Nothing to it.
With a small brush like the Classic I had to sling almost all the water out of it before I started. Then I began to swirl and pump the cream - keeping all the remaining water from sloshing over the sides of my bowl.You need all the water that's left in the brush and this thing wants to send water and lather all over the room.
The results: enough lather to shave 3 men.
I conquered another brush...