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Simpsons Shaving Brushes

When looking for the finest quality, top of the line brand name in shaving brushes, with a long standing reputation in the marketplace, these selections may be of interest. We provide a variety of shapes and sizes in several bristle grades to choose from Em's shaveplace.com. Lathe turned faux ivory handle. Imported from England.


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Handmade Simpson's brushes use three classifications for their bristle grades. Pure, Best and Super. In general, these bristles are a little more stout than some, especially in the higher grades. Sorting, climate and region can all effect the bristle's texture and feel.

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Notice: Actual bristle shading can vary from the photos shown due to photo lighting, monitor calibration and variations inherent with natural and handmade products. Inquire about stock on hand if you have a specific need or desire. For more detailed estimate information and measurements based on inventory at the time of measurement refer to the Simpsons Measurement Page.
 
Some history: Alexander Simpson started making shaving brushes in the East End of London in 1919. He soon built up the business and in 1924, moved to Clapham where he established an award-winning reputation for his shaving brushes. In 1941, following the loss of his factory in the blitz, Mr Simpson moved his business to the West Country.

Today, the Simpsons brand lives on and is being produced by Progress Shaving Brush (Vulfix) Ltd, located on the Isle of Man in the UK.

 

The process: Each shaving brush handle continues to be individually turned on a lathe. The handles are polished and filled by hand with a 'knot' of fine quality selected Chinese badger hair. The hair for each knot is sorted, weighed and tied by a skilled craftsman who then carefully cements the knot into the handle.

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Stamping: After the cement has cured the handles are given a final polish and stamped. Finally the distinctive SIMPSONS seal is applied. Each brush is individually presented wrapped in tissue and comes in a stout cardboard box in Simpsons blue-grey livery. A note about the care and use of the brush is enclosed

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