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Simpson Tulip 3

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I recently bought a Simpson's Tulip 3 (T3) from Em's Place. All in all, I like the brush quite a lot.

Price: $187.50 (What can you expect for a Simpson's Super Badger brush?)

Quality: I think the quality is first rate. Simpson's has been getting a bad rap recently because users have reported that their brushes tend to lose a lot of bristles. Mine has lost three in about 10 uses. Two of the three occurred during the first use.

Density: The brush is quite dense, but I'm comparing the density of the T3 to the other Simpson's brush I own, namely, the Chubby 3 in Super Badger. The Chubby is as dense as it gets.

Stiffness of Tips: The bristles are 54mm tall. In my opinion, this makes for a scrubby brush that is quite stiff, but great for lathering hard soaps. I find the bristles to be so stiff that it will be hard to create lather directly on one's face.

Softness of Tips: The tips are anything but soft. It feels like the brush is giving me an exfoliation treatment when I paint the lather on my face. (I am saying this not as a criticism, but as a description. Many folks like this harder feeling.)

Ergonomic: The brush is well balanced and feels good in my hand.

Latherability: I have used my T3 with several brands of triple-milled soaps. It makes a large amount of rich lather with all of them; certainly enough for a three-pass shave plus touch-ups.

The T3 is an excellent brush and I use it regularly in my rotation.

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I recently bought a Simpson's Tulip 3 (T3) from Em's Place. All in all, I like the brush quite a lot.

Price: $187.50 (What can you expect for a Simpson's Super Badger brush?)

Quality: I think the quality is first rate. Simpson's has been getting a bad rap recently because users have reported that their brushes tend to lose a lot of bristles. Mine has lost three in about 10 uses. Two of the three occurred during the first use.

Density: The brush is quite dense, but I'm comparing the density of the T3 to the other Simpson's brush I own, namely, the Chubby 3 in Super Badger. The Chubby is as dense as it gets.

Stiffness of Tips: The bristles are 54mm tall. In my opinion, this makes for a scrubby brush that is quite stiff, but great for lathering hard soaps. I find the bristles to be so stiff that it will be hard to create lather directly on one's face.

Softness of Tips: The tips are anything but soft. It feels like the brush is giving me an exfoliation treatment when I paint the lather on my face. (I am saying this not as a criticism, but as a description. Many folks like this harder feeling.)

Ergonomic: The brush is well balanced and feels good in my hand.

Latherability: I have used my T3 with several brands of triple-milled soaps. It makes a large amount of rich lather with all of them; certainly enough for a three-pass shave plus touch-ups.

The T3 is an excellent brush and I use it regularly in my rotation.
Price
2.00 star(s)
Density
4.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Ergonomic
5.00 star(s)
Latherability
5.00 star(s)
Softness of Tips
3.00 star(s)
Stiffness of Tips
5.00 star(s)

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