02-22-2014, 07:33 PM
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I've got a WSP Stubby in High Mountain White and another in SuperFine and I was looking at investing in a Simpson. At $169, the HMW is über-dense, super-soft and a magnificent all-around brush.

I'm looking at a CH2 in Best. It has roughly the same dimensions as the WSPs (1mm wider, loft a little shorter), but Best hair costing morw than HMW? I am curious. Does anyone have experience with both of these brushes that could tell me how the CH2 Best measures up. Or at least tell me if Simpson's version of Best hair is held to a higher standard than other companies? I'd like to make an educated purchase. Thanks!

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 02-24-2014, 03:16 PM
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In my opinion simpson best knots are far better than most other companies silver tip grade. You would struggle to regret getting a chubby 2 best. I reckon its the best Simpson brush including the super knots.
Go for it.

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 02-24-2014, 03:33 PM
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The CH2 in Best is really an outstanding brush...truly iconic. I haven't tried another brush like it, and I've tried a lot.

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 02-24-2014, 03:54 PM
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Chubby 2 in Best is among my best brushes - which includes Manchurians, 2-bands and other great stuff !

World class brush 9/10

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 02-24-2014, 05:50 PM
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  • Shaun
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..and it depends on what you're paying. Double Edge Shaving Place seems about the cheapest and prices include delivery. I think they currently may be short stocked though on the CH2 in Best. I bought mine about a year ago for about US $150. Prices have gone up since then.

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 02-24-2014, 06:36 PM
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(02-24-2014, 03:54 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Chubby 2 in Best is among my best brushes - which includes Manchurians, 2-bands and other great stuff !

World class brush 9/10

claus - name a brush you would consider 10/10 Cool

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 02-24-2014, 06:54 PM
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Honestly...I'm gonna be the one to go against the grain here. I am a Simpson fan and have had their best and currently have a Chubby 1 and 2 in 2-band. The Chubby 2 is possibly my favorite brush. However, I don't think you are going to like the Chubby 2 in best that much more if at all than the HMW. That knot (stubby version) is extremely dense, very close to chubby dense. I would say that the tips are softer with just as much if not more backbone as well. I have tried both hair grades and that is my honest, but definitely not professional opinion. I know its a huge difference, but I would go with a Super 2-band or just stick with the HMW Stubby FWIW.

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 02-25-2014, 01:58 AM
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The Chubby 2 is a long term investment, if you can afford it go for the Super in 3 band.

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 02-25-2014, 07:28 PM
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(02-24-2014, 06:36 PM)tonsorius Wrote:
(02-24-2014, 03:54 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Chubby 2 in Best is among my best brushes - which includes Manchurians, 2-bands and other great stuff !

World class brush 9/10

claus - name a brush you would consider 10/10 Cool

My Chubby 3 Manchurian and my Chubby 2 2-Band Fan are both 9.75/10

My only 10/10 is a limited edition, no longer available Morris & Forndran 2-Bans Rooney Finest hair brus, in a very thick Chubby 2 ½ size handle.
It cost me $450 including tax, brand new. Bought from http://www.classicshaving.com in 2012.

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 02-25-2014, 09:39 PM
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Clap great balls of fire!

thank you claus Smile

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 02-26-2014, 01:05 AM
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The m&f finest hair always looks REALLY REALLY dense and soft. great looking brushes. I always come across this one picture on the forums that makes me want to try one really bad:


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 02-26-2014, 04:55 AM
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My favourite grade of Simpson hair is Manchurian followed by Best...

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 03-02-2014, 02:47 PM
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(02-25-2014, 09:39 PM)tonsorius Wrote: Clap great balls of fire!

thank you claus Smile

You're welcome, Marius

(02-26-2014, 01:05 AM)ShaneN. Wrote: The m&f finest hair always looks REALLY REALLY dense and soft. great looking brushes. I always come across this one picture on the forums that makes me want to try one really bad:


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That's my picture and my brush Smile

But let me stress that the M&F brush in that picture is BY FAR the most dense brush I have ever seen, felt or owned.

I own 10 other M&F brushes, 3 of them were made with specific instructions to Lee to make sure they were Finest Hair and VERY dense. None, not even my Simpson Chubby 3 or Chubby 2 brushes have been remotely close to having the same density as that special M&F Finest 2-band brush in the picture. There's a reason it cost me $450.

In fact I also bought it's big brother, and sold that because it was so über dense with its 35 mm wide knot, that I could not even use it comfortably. German, a shaving member here on The nook, would probably have blead to death from using this brush Tongue

It was very soft, but very dense and stiff because the soft 2-band Finest hair were so grotesquely densely packed My

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 03-02-2014, 07:09 PM
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(03-02-2014, 02:47 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(02-25-2014, 09:39 PM)tonsorius Wrote: Clap great balls of fire!

thank you claus Smile

You're welcome, Marius

(02-26-2014, 01:05 AM)ShaneN. Wrote: The m&f finest hair always looks REALLY REALLY dense and soft. great looking brushes. I always come across this one picture on the forums that makes me want to try one really bad:


[Image: htb8g3.jpg]

That's my picture and my brush Smile

But let me stress that the M&F brush in that picture is BY FAR the most dense brush I have ever seen, felt or owned.

I own 10 other M&F brushes, 3 of them were made with specific instructions to Lee to make sure they were Finest Hair and VERY dense. None, not even my Simpson Chubby 3 or Chubby 2 brushes have been remotely close to having the same density as that special M&F Finest 2-band brush in the picture. There's a reason it cost me $450.

In fact I also bought it's big brother, and sold that because it was so über dense with its 35 mm wide knot, that I could not even use it comfortably. German, a shaving member here on The nook, would probably have blead to death from using this brush Tongue

It was very soft, but very dense and stiff because the soft 2-band Finest hair were so grotesquely densely packed My

Agree completely. I happened across one of the other 2 of these brushes and it absurdly dense, but a joy to use!

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 03-03-2014, 08:58 PM
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(02-24-2014, 06:54 PM)CJames Wrote: Honestly...I'm gonna be the one to go against the grain here. I am a Simpson fan and have had their best and currently have a Chubby 1 and 2 in 2-band. The Chubby 2 is possibly my favorite brush. However, I don't think you are going to like the Chubby 2 in best that much more if at all than the HMW. That knot (stubby version) is extremely dense, very close to chubby dense. I would say that the tips are softer with just as much if not more backbone as well. I have tried both hair grades and that is my honest, but definitely not professional opinion. I know its a huge difference, but I would go with a Super 2-band or just stick with the HMW Stubby FWIW.

I share James' views. I've owned both Chubby 1 and 2 in Best. I find the two band Chubbies to be more to my liking. I think you would question the value in a Chubby Best over your HMW.

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