01-30-2014, 08:10 PM
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  • ben74
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Have a look at this brush...

[Image: gPs5ZWC.png]

Can you guess the: Manufacturer/maker, Model/size and Hair grade... ?

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 01-30-2014, 08:23 PM
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  • slr31
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I'll take a shot at the knot because this looks very similar to a brush I own. No idea about the handle.

WSP SuperFine 2-band @ 26x50

Where is my prize?BiggrinTongue

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 01-30-2014, 08:33 PM
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  • ben74
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Sorry, no prize for you.

Next guess...

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 01-30-2014, 08:43 PM
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  • Sully
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Simpson Chubby 2, 2 band in super.

27x50.

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 01-30-2014, 08:43 PM
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  • Agravic
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M&F, 33mm, 2-band Blonde Badger ... Biggrin

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 01-30-2014, 08:44 PM
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  • slr31
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Blush
Well I am anxious to find out because this is one lovely looking knot.

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 01-30-2014, 08:47 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-30-2014, 08:43 PM)Sully Wrote: Simpson Chubby 2, 2 band in super.

27x50.

Close, Shawn is correct about the maker and model...

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 01-30-2014, 08:58 PM
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  • Sully
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(01-30-2014, 08:47 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(01-30-2014, 08:43 PM)Sully Wrote: Simpson Chubby 2, 2 band in super.

27x50.

Close, Shawn is correct about the maker and model...

28.5x53?

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 01-30-2014, 09:00 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Simpson Chubby 3 2-Band Manchurian (although it really looks like a bulb shaped 2-Band super/current silvertip to me, but that was already R/O as hair grade, right?) Lightbulb

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 01-30-2014, 09:04 PM
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  • Sully
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That was a strange double post.

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 01-30-2014, 09:08 PM
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  • ben74
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It's a Simpson Chubby 3 Manchurian...

[Image: v8WH9bd.png]

(In bloom)

What interested me and prompted this little game was the knot.

To me it more closely resembles Simpson 2 Band Super

or Simpson SilverTip (SST) as it is now branded.

The vast majority of post Vulfix Manchurian brushes are hybrid shaped.

The bulb shaped knot and white tips makes this knot (IMO) easily confused for SST.

As for feel it reminds me most of my Simpson Jubilee.

The tips are surprisingly soft, like the Jubilee and like current SST brushes.

Backbone closely resembles Manchurian.

The strength of each individual hair provides a wonderful massaging effect with just a hint of sensation.

The knot is compact and does not bloom excessively.

This makes the oversized Chubby 3 brush, much more approachable.

All the luxury of a wall of soft badger, but more refined like the Chubby 2.

A rediscovered gem in my stable!

Which begs the question, why are Manchurians more hybrid shaped?

Is this simply to offer a more visual difference compared to SST... ?

Initially, I thought the reasoning would be to avoid a highly concentrated and unyielding centre point.

However, it seems the width and loft associated with a CH3 easily overcomes this...

So I'm still guessing!

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 01-30-2014, 09:10 PM
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  • Agravic
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Nice one, Ben! Looks like LORDBISHOP was right on ... Smile

What's next ... give us another one ... Biggrin

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 01-30-2014, 09:24 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Wow Ben, Nice anomaly for a Manchurian knot; i've never seen a Manchurian in any handle shape with that kind of beautiful bulb shape...I could swear that your brush pictured above and my own Chubby3 2-Band Super are 95% identical from the non inscribed view...This is a fun guessing game Blank...lets post some more!!!Lightbulb

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 01-31-2014, 12:22 AM
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(01-30-2014, 09:08 PM)ben74 Wrote: A rediscovered gem in my stable!

buahahaha! Must be nice to have such a plethora of amazing brushes that you can randomly "discover" them. Biggrin. I have a very large urge to start a 2 band simpson collection, one by one. They seem to be the hardest to come by though. I love the 2 bands I have now though.

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 01-31-2014, 03:05 AM
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  • ben74
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(01-31-2014, 12:22 AM)ShaneN. Wrote: ...I have a very large urge to start a 2 band simpson collection, one by one. They seem to be the hardest to come by though...

Simpson 2 band Super was relatively easy to come by up until a year or 2 ago, before Simpson initiated their set pricing policy and then subsequent discontinuation of 2 band supply to resellers...

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 02-01-2014, 10:12 AM
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  • Lando
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Very nice brush!

Ben, I always assumed your Manchurians were commissioned works and custom crafted to your specifications, including knot shape and loft and handle material.

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 02-01-2014, 11:00 AM
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  • ben74
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Some are, some aren't...

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 02-01-2014, 12:58 PM
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Beautiful brush! Smile

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 02-02-2014, 07:47 AM
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  • German
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Nothing is stopping you.... Biggrin

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(01-31-2014, 12:22 AM)ShaneN. Wrote: I have a very large urge to start a 2 band simpson collection, one by one. They seem to be the hardest to come by though. I love the 2 bands I have now though.

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