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terry, crazy is a relative term my friend

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 06-12-2017, 08:46 AM
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My self-imposed buying hiatus is going quite well I feel.  However, when it comes to vintage Chubby 2s I just can't stop myself.  This Best Badger version ended up being NOS, as evident by the initial shedding of several short hairs during the preliminary cleansing.  The tips aren't as soft as I expected, but considering I have only used it twice it may soften up a bit yet.  The bloom on this brush is particularly large, something that my other Chubbies don't exhibit.  I am indeed pleased with my purchase and am happy to add this one to the collection.

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 07-10-2017, 10:31 AM
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A Mini Plissi Plexi:

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Although I generally prefer brushes with knots in the 24-28mm range, this little guy just had to be mine.  The 17mm knot and 46mm loft confirm that this is indeed a rare Size 6.  The white colored knot socket indicate a European White composition, but it truly matches my vintage High Mountain White knots in feel.  Here it is next to my other Plex handled Plisson in Size 14 HMW for comparison:
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 07-10-2017, 11:36 AM
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Wow. Very cool.

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 07-20-2017, 07:39 AM
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Simpson Chubby 3 Best Badger for Cooper Chemist of London

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Another stray Chubby has been rescued.  This one was made for the London pharmacy Cooper Chemist, a company with a very long history.  The brush is larger than I normally prefer, but the knot is absolutely magical with tips as soft as my best 2-bands, the tips even get a little crispy after drying.

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 07-20-2017, 07:44 AM
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Always nice to see your additions, Dave!

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 07-20-2017, 07:49 AM
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Another fine knot on this old Keyhole:

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I haven't had a chance to use this brush, let alone get it cleaned up, but the fineness of the hair in this knot has me very excited.

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 07-20-2017, 07:58 AM
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Not your father's Chubby 2:

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This brush is quite the enigma, bearing the Chubby 2 name on the box, but looking more like the offspring of a Chubby and Beaufort.  I will likely go in depth on this brush in it's own thread as it is definitely unique and intriguing considering the one-off design and the historic company it was made for.

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 07-20-2017, 07:59 AM
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(07-20-2017, 07:44 AM)kooshman7 Wrote: Always nice to see your additions, Dave!

Thank you Joe!   Cool

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 07-20-2017, 08:18 AM
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That is a unique Chubby. It might be my eyes but the top section past the ring looks taller than usual. It looks like an amalgamation of the Beaufort and an older Simpson at the top, but I can't find the image.

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 07-20-2017, 08:22 AM
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(07-20-2017, 08:18 AM)kooshman7 Wrote: That is a unique Chubby. It might be my eyes but the top section past the ring looks taller than usual. It looks like an amalgamation of the Beaufort and an older Simpson at the top, but I can't find the image.

I no longer own any Beauforts as I'm not a fan of Pure Badger brushes in general, but I did take a group shot of my Chubbys to help show the not so subtle differences.

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 07-20-2017, 08:24 AM
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It definitely stands out! Great purchase!

Edit: I just found the brush that I was reminded of for the top section. Trying to find some pictures of some brushes that I have for an idea that just struck me and lo and behold, I found the other one that came to mind earlier yesterday. 

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This is a picture of ssultan's brush that I saved. Thankfully it was one of the brushes I realized I should add who I saw the brush from for referencing later. This is a bit taller it looks like, but funny how this one compares to a Chubby 1 as well!

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 08-11-2017, 11:46 AM
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Plisson Size 22

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I am mostly through cleaning up this beast and hope to try to use it within the next couple of weekends.  Why not use it during the workweek you might ask, because I know it's going to take a very long time to load and lather with the 30mm x 78mm knot and there is a good chance it will require a full bathroom counter, floor, wall and mirror cleaning afterwards.  Not something I want to do at 5am.

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 08-11-2017, 12:00 PM
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Holy moly!

78mm loft!?  What kind of mutant badger sasquatch yeti provided the knot!?

Absolutely stunning!

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 08-11-2017, 12:10 PM
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(08-11-2017, 12:00 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Holy moly!

78mm loft!?  What kind of mutant badger sasquatch yeti provided the knot!?

Absolutely stunning!
I'm not sure, but I hope to never run into one in the wild!

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 08-31-2017, 07:58 AM
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Following the French Brute is a British Mite:

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Kent T17 Pure Badger 22x46mm knot

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 09-01-2017, 08:02 AM
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A couple Culmaks have arrived:

Addis #44 Pure Bristle
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21x49mm Pure Bristle Knot - Going to need some cleaning, but it will be nice to try a boar bristle brush again, it's been awhile


NOS Culmak Sovereign
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Culmak Sovereign Pure Badger - 20x50mm knot - NOS in Original Box

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 09-29-2017, 07:51 AM
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A couple more additions thanks to some fine TSN members:

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The brush on the left is a Shavemac custom extra dense Silvertip 2-band aka Nishy special.  The brush on the right needs no introduction, I've been chasing this white whale for far too long and finally set my harpoon!

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 09-29-2017, 09:22 AM
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Congrats on the Wiborg!

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 09-29-2017, 11:03 AM
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(09-29-2017, 09:22 AM)wreck | fish Wrote: Congrats on the Wiborg!
Thanks, it took a long time but mostly just letting one of my other precious babies go.

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