08-21-2013, 08:37 AM
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What is the difference in density between the Chubby 2 in Best and the Shavemac D01 in 3 band. I have the Chubby 2 and would like to get an idea of the D01 knot.

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 08-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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  • Teiste
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My friend , while the shavemac's D01 are pretty dense (I have tried both a 26 mm and two 24 mm ones with this type of hair) , the Chubby 2 is very , very dense.Of course the knot is bigger (28 mm) than the shavemac brushes with D01 that I have tried , but I cant see the shavemac's playing in the same league of hair density.Maybe you can ask Bernd to add extra hair if you want a custom shavemac brush.But if I have to choose a badger hair out of those two , I will choose the D01.The Simpson best badger is a great badger hair , dont get me wrong , but the D01 that I have tried are better (even softer tips).

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 08-21-2013, 10:57 AM
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  • vpayne
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I agree with what Teiste said, verbatim. I have had both in different sizes.

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 08-21-2013, 11:08 AM
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Thank you! Now I know what direction to go in!

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 08-21-2013, 08:18 PM
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I have 2 Shavemac D01 (3 band) brushes, and also own a chubby 2 in Best Badger. In a nutshell, go for the D01, do not hesitate, they are much more versatile brushes than the iconic chubby 2.

I personally recommend the new Americana or Colonia No. 1 models

Enjoy!

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 08-22-2013, 04:54 AM
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I have the Chubby 2 in super badger as well as a DO1 three band, 28 mm knot so they're about the same size. Density is greater on the Chubby. I've grown to like the DO1 knot although it took awhile but if I to choose between them, the Chubby would easily be my first choice

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 08-22-2013, 10:27 AM
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The ability to add more hair increases with the size of the knot.

In other words, the bigger the knot, the more hair that can be stuffed into it. There comes a point when the worker making the knot isn't able to stuff more hair in, that point goes up with knot size.

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 08-22-2013, 03:49 PM
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Shavemac's D01 is a very similar hair grade to Simpson's super badger.

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 08-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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Don't discount the thought of getting the D01 in 2-band. It's a fantastic knot for soaps and creams.

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 08-30-2013, 02:43 PM
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  • ben74
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(08-22-2013, 03:49 PM)mixershave Wrote: Shavemac's D01 is a very similar hair grade to Simpson's super badger.

Agreed, Simpson Best vs Shavemac DO1 is IMO not really a fair comparison.

If you wish to debate comparable hair grades then you should look at Simpson Super vs Shavemac DO1.

And as already covered above, to match (or more accurately get closer to) the density of the Chubby (if in fact that is what you want to achieve), you should consider a custom Shavemac that is specially made extra dense for you. Otherwise the off the shelf version will provide a point of difference in that it will have softer tips than the Chubby in Best as well as less density. The knot will feel smaller on the face and you have variety in a different handle shape. Obviously the same could be achieved by selecting a different model Simpson too.

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 08-30-2013, 02:52 PM
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  • ben74
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(08-23-2013, 01:21 PM)wingdo Wrote: Don't discount the thought of getting the D01 in 2-band. It's a fantastic knot for soaps and creams.

Or a 2 band Simpsons! Tongue But seriously, purchase with confidence from either manufacturer, as both are renown for quality brushes. I owned a 3 band DO1 and although I didn't keep it, the brush was without fault. I also owned a 2 band DO1 fan shaped Shavemac and I can report that it was certainly an experience! A ton of backbone! Too much in fact for my delicate face!

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 09-10-2013, 09:32 AM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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I'm now considering either a Chubby 1 or 2 in two-band...Any descriptive experience with the chubby two-band or comparisons between a Chubby 1 or 2 in two-band vs. 3 band super? Any preference between chubby 1 or 2 in either grade? Meaning, does one hair grade provide noticeably better/different results in Chubby 1 vs. 2?Huh

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 09-10-2013, 10:26 AM
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  • MaxP
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I own both a CH1 and a CH2 in two band. I find little difference in the actual hair itself. The difference, of course, is size. There is simply far more hair in the Chubby 2.

My preference is for the 2. Others may have a different view.

I've not owned a Chubby in Super. I did have one in Best. I prefer the control and backbone of Simpson two band hair over the Best hair.

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 09-10-2013, 02:16 PM
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CH2 in 2 band is my vote.

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 09-10-2013, 03:54 PM
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  • Johnny
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If I ever buy another badger brush it will be a Chubby 2 in 2-band hair.

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 09-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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These are both brushes I've been pining over.

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 09-10-2013, 07:57 PM
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  • ben74
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2 Band Chubby 2 has my vote too!

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 09-10-2013, 10:29 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Thanks guysExclamationI appreciate the feedback so far, I'm not a Big brush Guy naturally, as I use my Weescot more than my Polo 8 Super(Not really, but the same amount), and actually really like my Tulip 1 2-Band...even with the slightly more pronounced "pointy bulb". I have a shot this Friday to get my hands on either a NOS Chubby 1 or 2, 2-Band. I know a NOS Chubby 3 2-Band is avlb., but I cannot remember if only one or both the Chubby 1 & 2 are avlb in 2-Band. If the option is there still or the lucky Chubby 2 is still avlb., that's what I'll go for, if only the 1 & 3 are around, I'll prob take the Chubby 1. Now if all fails I'll be immediately logging on and ordering the l/E WSP Manchurian Mountain Badger brush...which regardless will hopefully be my next purchase following this VERY LAST Simpson I want for the collection...aka Chubby 2-2Bandit. I WILL follow up with pics for SURE! Last ditch question to put out there...if somehow only the Chubby 3 2-Band is avlb., do most people whom love badger think this is worth acquiring?Even more than the WSP I mentioned... which I know hasn't been reviewed yet? Especially considering the CH3's hefty price, and my natural taste is in a medium brush? Remember I'm a fan of density and backbone, I'm thinking the two band will help in a jumbo brush-might help this hog release some Uber Cream and with the bulb shape even improve the Big Boi's accuracy. I have two days to plan this out, thanks for the help and experience everyone2vikoro

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 09-10-2013, 11:58 PM
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Chubby 2 Best: Range Rover De Luxe - great for a bumpy ride
Shavemac D01: Audi A8 Sedan - ultra soft and gentle ride in city traffic

Like comparing apples and oranges Smile

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 09-12-2013, 11:47 AM
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(09-10-2013, 11:58 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Chubby 2 Best: Range Rover De Luxe - great for a bumpy ride
Shavemac D01: Audi A8 Sedan - ultra soft and gentle ride in city traffic

Like comparing apples and oranges Smile

Great analogy!

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