11-07-2013, 02:38 PM
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I am considering getting one of these http://newforestbrushes.blogspot.co.uk/2...bby-2.html and wanted to know if anyone has any experience with these. The high 54 mm loft with a 2 band attracts me.

In particular does anyone know how much scritch the brush has? Any comparisons in terms of scritch and softness?

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 11-07-2013, 03:05 PM
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Nice knot, very little scritch, excellent flow through. It is not as dense as your high dollar brushes but strikes a good balance. Like the oversized handle too

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 11-07-2013, 03:14 PM
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  • Rufus
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(11-07-2013, 03:05 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Nice knot, very little scritch, excellent flow through. It is not as dense as your high dollar brushes but strikes a good balance. Like the oversized handle too

My very sentiments; I couldn't have described it better. Be aware, it is a handful, but it doesn't feel so on my face. I face lather exclusively and use creams predominantly and this brush suits me perfectly.

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 11-07-2013, 03:15 PM
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I've read nothing but good reports about Fido's brushes.

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 11-07-2013, 03:24 PM
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(11-07-2013, 03:15 PM)Johnny Wrote: I've read nothing but good reports about Fido's brushes.

Hear, hear; and hear, hear again. In terms of price, quality and performance Fido/Peter's brushes can't be beat.

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 11-07-2013, 03:33 PM
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I have the tubby 1, I preferred me to the 2. The handle felt oversized compared against the knot. Love my tubby 1 in two band. Peter is a gent to deal with.

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 11-07-2013, 03:45 PM
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Thanks for the info so far. So it looks like almost no scritch (which is what I want). Can someone make a comparison to another brush that feels similar on the face?

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 11-07-2013, 03:46 PM
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I've owned a couple of Fido's brushes in the past and been pleased with them...

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 11-07-2013, 03:48 PM
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Anyone tried these and WSP superfine 2-band XD? Curious how they would compare both in density and softness of tips.

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 11-07-2013, 04:10 PM
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(11-07-2013, 03:48 PM)CJames Wrote: Anyone tried these and WSP superfine 2-band XD? Curious how they would compare both in density and softness of tips.

They are pretty different knots, in my experience: WSP is hybrid fan/bulb whereas NF is bulb and WSP is denser (even with the regular density SuperFine) with softer tips. That is based on my experience with NF (non-Tubby) two-band...I'm not certain if the density is different in the NF line. Both Lee and Fido sell a fine brush and are real brush enthusiasts.

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 11-07-2013, 04:16 PM
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ok, you guys convinced me. Ordered.

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 11-07-2013, 04:31 PM
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(11-07-2013, 04:16 PM)ayodh Wrote: ok, you guys convinced me. Ordered.

Let us know what you think: good, bad or indifferent.

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 11-07-2013, 04:31 PM
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(11-07-2013, 04:10 PM)kentclark Wrote:
(11-07-2013, 03:48 PM)CJames Wrote: Anyone tried these and WSP superfine 2-band XD? Curious how they would compare both in density and softness of tips.

They are pretty different knots, in my experience: WSP is hybrid fan/bulb whereas NF is bulb and WSP is denser (even with the regular density SuperFine) with softer tips. That is based on my experience with NF (non-Tubby) two-band...I'm not certain if the density is different in the NF line. Both Lee and Fido sell a fine brush and are real brush enthusiasts.

Thanks for the input...I have 4 WSP knots and have been really satisfied, but seem to always be on the lookout for another great brush at a great price!

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 11-07-2013, 04:37 PM
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(11-07-2013, 04:31 PM)Rufus Wrote:
(11-07-2013, 04:16 PM)ayodh Wrote: ok, you guys convinced me. Ordered.

Let us know what you think: good, bad or indifferent.

Will do. I am guessing it takes about a couple of weeks to come to the US.

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 11-07-2013, 09:21 PM
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I've both the Tubby 1 and the little 1901 fan knot in that same hair. It is a real bargain. You'll love it. And no, it doesn't take a couple of weeks. One Week, more or less.

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 11-08-2013, 12:09 AM
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(11-07-2013, 09:21 PM)Mouser Wrote: no, it doesn't take a couple of weeks. One Week, more or less.

It only seems to take 2 weeks if you're posting from the USA to Canada; UK to Canada takes a week or less...go figure. Is it any coincidence that the head of The Royal Mail is a Canadian who was previously the head of Canada Post? Perhaps she should move to head up USPS.Tongue

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 03-20-2015, 10:27 AM
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are the NF brushes, I wondered, and ordered the most inexpensive model, the 2001
It arrived within 4 days. 
Pretty awesome,
and the brush is just as good. What seems to be a tiny brush blooms nicely and has great dynamics/control.  
Approved! Now thinking about the Tubby 2
Philipp


Update:
 as i had some manufacturing defects in the handle, and the seller did not respond to my email, I do not feel like buying any more. Function is quite good, but sending out faulty stuff without notice is a nono

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 03-21-2015, 09:53 AM
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(03-20-2015, 10:27 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote: S

Update:
 as i had some manufacturing defects in the handle, and the seller did not respond to my email, I do not feel like buying any more. Function is quite good, but sending out faulty stuff without notice is a nono

That is most unlike Peter/Fido, the proprietor, not to respond to your e-mail or to send out faulty goods.  Try him again.

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 03-21-2015, 12:11 PM
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(03-21-2015, 09:53 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(03-20-2015, 10:27 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote: S

Update:
 as i had some manufacturing defects in the handle, and the seller did not respond to my email, I do not feel like buying any more. Function is quite good, but sending out faulty stuff without notice is a nono

That is most unlike Peter/Fido, the proprietor, not to respond to your e-mail or to send out faulty goods.  Try him again.

Definitely as above, Peter is a top bloke and quick to help when I had a problem with a brush. I would reach out again, I know he isn't as active on TSR as he used to be.

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 03-21-2015, 12:29 PM
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Thanks guys! Will give it time.

Edit: Issue resolved. It is just an email I  have sent out, and two days time should not be considered long... Thanks  for the heads up, guys!  I´m just a human...

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