When the news broke that Vulfix had sourced the fabled two-band badger hair and that they were releasing several sizes with this luxurious hair, I had to be one of the first ones to get my hands on one. I called Lee from leesrazors.com and was very fortunate to grab one from the first batch. Very lucky, because they sold out so fast once the news broke that many people were left disappointed.
I currently have 7 Simpsons brushes and this was my first Tulip. All I have to say is that Simpsons has completely stepped up their game with these brushes. Not only are they cheaper than Rooney's Finest (2-band) brushes, but the hair feels so much more luxurious. They have a very distinctive two-band loft with deep, dark roots and very soft, white tips. The brush is filled very densly, but has great flow-through where the lather does not get trapped in the brush. The hair is stiff yet very soft at the tips with a great exfoliating feel. Perfect for hard soaps and face lathering. See for yourself:
Here is a picture before lathering (Note: this brush has been used a dozen times or so before this):
Dripping wet after a soak in some hot water:
A few swirls on some L'Occitane Cade, things are starting to happen:
Here it is ready for use:
Here it is after 1st pass, still plenty of lather for additional passes:
All done! I simply cleaned and buffed the brush on a towel. You can see that the brush hardly blooms, which means we have some stiff, resilient bristles here:
Once again, this brush is fantastic. If I have the opportunity to buy other sizes in two-band badger hair I will, and I highly recommend the T2 for the soap lovers out there looking for the perfect brush!! Way to go Vulfix, keep them coming!