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Platypus LE Brush Homage

The Platypus LE Brush was my first real modern artisan made brush. This is my homage to this great brush and the artisan who created it.


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Of Badger Grades and Things … (Part Two)

We have posted previously about badger brushes and hair grade, in doing some further research found this interview with the Simpsons MD.…


Simpsons Stand with Brushes and stuffed badger

Of Badger Grades and Things … (Part One)

We have posted previously about badger brushes and hair grade, in doing some further research found this interview with the Simpsons MD.…


Charity Auction

2022 Paste & Cut Charity Auction

Each year a charity auction is held at Paste & Cut, the premier Australian wet-shaving group. It is for a great cause, why not check it…


Simpson Jubilee

The Simpson Jubilee Shaving Brush

The Simpson Jubilee was a limited edition brush created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign - and it is a…


A Simpson Exhibition B.I.F. 1934

A. Simpson Shaving Brushes – More History

The Simpson shaving brush company has a great deal of history for their iconic brush brand, including exhibiting at the British Industrial…


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Simpson Shaving Brushes – An Iconic British Brand

Once again I'm referring to a thread from a shaving forum started by Gary Young, a member of the family that owned Simpson Brushes. It…


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Badger Brush Hair Grades

There is often heated discussion around the naming and grading of hair used in badger shaving brushes. While by no means definitive, the…


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My first vintage shaving brush

There was this shaving brush on a large online auction site with poor photos and an even worse description, was it worth taking a punt and…