03-22-2014, 03:03 PM
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I'd like to know your favourite super dense, 'wall o'badger' brush?
The increase in density of my brushes almost directly equates to how much I like them and how well I think they perform - Is that just me?
I want to know brand?/model?/knot:loft ratio?/hair grade? - and how you get the best out of yours?

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 03-22-2014, 03:47 PM
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I have a Simpson CH2 in best and it's pretty dense.
It's just a standard brush I ordered online so published spec is where it's at. I have a CH1 in best as well and wanted to try something a little larger. I wasn't after a floppy knot so the CH series made sense as far as my next brush purchase.

I use the CH1 & 2 both equally and enjoy them both. The large difference between the two I've noticed is how much more water the CH2 holds. Even after you wring and shake it there's still a lot of water left in the CH2. It not an issue as long as you know it's there and use it appropriately.

I load both brushes heavily and fairly dry. I typically face lather and add water as needed until the lather is thick & slick. Both work well with crème & soap.

I'm sure there are a lot of great brushes out there but I'm glad these two are in my den. Very happy with both.

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 03-22-2014, 03:55 PM
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Shavemac D01 2 band.

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 03-22-2014, 03:59 PM
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  • Agravic
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Definitely Shavemac D01 2-band ...

... I wasn't man enough to handle this amount of density ... and sold my brush. Confused

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 03-22-2014, 04:10 PM
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My two Rooney Heritage Stubby 3's......

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 03-22-2014, 04:30 PM
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My little Berkeley sold recently is a great dense brush in best.

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 03-22-2014, 04:35 PM
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Chubby 2, three band Super Badger.

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 03-22-2014, 04:42 PM
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(03-22-2014, 04:10 PM)wphelps Wrote: My two Rooney Heritage Stubby 3's......

+1. Although, I have a 32/52mm D01 2 band on the way. So, that may change.

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 03-22-2014, 05:57 PM
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I love a dense brush...pics of my most dense brush are below.

M&F Labeled Rooney Finest 29X50

[Image: MFRooney_Chubby4.jpg]

[Image: MFRooney_Chubby2.jpg]

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 03-22-2014, 07:02 PM
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Rooney 2XL. If you want a wall of badger that really performs, look no further IMHO.

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 03-22-2014, 07:14 PM
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I finally understood what people meant by "wall of badger" when I got a chubby 2 in super. To rinse out my brushes I hold my index finger and thumb in a circle around the knot and let it fill with water from the tap, squeeze it closed to squeeze the water out, let off on my grip to refill with water and repeat a few times, and with the chubby you couldn't squeeze the knot to get the water out haha.

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 03-22-2014, 07:50 PM
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My Chubby 1 in best. I traded my M&F blonde badger because it was too dense and had too much backbone...and I'm sure glad I did. Density and backbone are grossly overrated.

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 03-22-2014, 08:09 PM
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An older Chubby 2 Super
29.5 X 53mm
One of the best knots I have seen and used. I really love this knot and, of course, I use it to face-lather. Biggrin

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 03-22-2014, 10:32 PM
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(03-22-2014, 07:50 PM)Rufus Wrote: My Chubby 1 in best. I traded my M&F blonde badger because it was too dense and had too much backbone...and I'm sure glad I did. Density and backbone are grossly overrated.

I have to agree about density n backbone.

My densest is a M&F 3xl blonde. Gonna be selling it soon Sad

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 03-23-2014, 01:59 AM
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Morris and Forndran 3XL. I do not equate density with quality and or good performance. Some of my fav brushes are brushes with a medium density. That brush is 30x52 with a ratio of 1.73. I always get the most out of it whether I bowl or face lather. To me that has more to do with what product I'm using. I typically use soaps by the way I almost never use creams.

On the right when she was brand new:

[Image: ocSQbE5l.jpg]

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 03-23-2014, 11:08 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(03-22-2014, 08:09 PM)celestino Wrote: An older Chubby 2 Super
29.5 X 53mm
One of the best knots I have seen and used. I really love this knot and, of course, I use it to face-lather. Biggrin

I also have an older CH2, in Best, also with a knot of around 29-30mm, and it is the denser and one of the softest brushes I own... I don't think I could ever part with it!

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 03-23-2014, 11:10 AM
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My favorite dense brushes are my vintage Chubby 3 Manchurians.

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 03-23-2014, 11:17 AM
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I'm torn between my Simpson Classic 2 Best and Chubby 2 Best. Both are awesome but the Chubby probably nicks it (for today at least).

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 03-23-2014, 11:19 AM
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  • Agravic
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My current favorite in terms of dense brushes : CH2 Best.

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 03-24-2014, 03:53 PM
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The densest brush I've used is my Rooney Heritage Emillion 3-band.

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