04-10-2014, 06:05 PM
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  • ben74
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This is a lather machine...

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And this machine is dubbed the Lather King...

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Well Simpson have their own lather machine...

And this one really is worthy of being titled King!

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Chubby 3 Manchurian in faux Briar

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King size proportions...

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Overall brush height: 100mm
Handle height: 48mm
Loft: 52mm
Knot diameter: 28mm

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And regal in appearance...

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Faux Briar handle and High Mountain White Chinese Manchurian Badger.

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Strong, thick hairs, soft tips and superb flow through.

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This brush really is my ultimate lather machine!

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 04-10-2014, 06:28 PM
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  • evnpar
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Oh, what a gorgeous brush! And it probably is the "Lather King." Now that I'm primarily using my new Cobra, I think I'll sell of a few razors and move that to the top of my list of pending acquisitions.

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 04-10-2014, 07:02 PM
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Boy, how I love Briarwood! Blush

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 04-10-2014, 07:12 PM
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  • BobH
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Just a gorgeous brush.

Bob

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 04-10-2014, 07:24 PM
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  • Agravic
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Nice series, Ben.

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 04-10-2014, 07:43 PM
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  • refles
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This beats out any machine, lovely brush Ben!

I'm curious if you or anyone else would know this as I'm curious to find out.. The knot in yours listed is 28mm and I'm reading a Chubby 2 Manchurian is 27mm, is that 1mm that much of a difference? or is the Chubby 3 Manchurian really just for the handle being sized bigger?

Eventually I would like one but was wondering if CH2 or CH3 that much of a difference because if you look at a normal CH3 the knot is fairly intimidating at 30mm.
thanks.

Also

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 04-10-2014, 09:54 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Gorgeous Ben, thanks for sharing Biggrin

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 04-10-2014, 10:29 PM
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I can see one with a Jade handle in my collection in the future. Beautiful looking brush and fantastic pictures Ben.

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 04-11-2014, 12:53 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(04-10-2014, 07:43 PM)refles Wrote: This beats out any machine, lovely brush Ben!

I'm curious if you or anyone else would know this as I'm curious to find out.. The knot in yours listed is 28mm and I'm reading a Chubby 2 Manchurian is 27mm, is that 1mm that much of a difference? or is the Chubby 3 Manchurian really just for the handle being sized bigger?

Eventually I would like one but was wondering if CH2 or CH3 that much of a difference because if you look at a normal CH3 the knot is fairly intimidating at 30mm.
thanks.

Also

Good question, I'm curious about this too.

Also, is the flow through really that good? Better than a CH in Best Badger, for instance? I mean, it's a Chubby... Tongue

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 04-11-2014, 01:03 AM
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  • ben74
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(04-10-2014, 07:43 PM)refles Wrote: I'm curious if you or anyone else would know this as I'm curious to find out.. The knot in yours listed is 28mm and I'm reading a Chubby 2 Manchurian is 27mm, is that 1mm that much of a difference? or is the Chubby 3 Manchurian really just for the handle being sized bigger?

Eventually I would like one but was wondering if CH2 or CH3 that much of a difference because if you look at a normal CH3 the knot is fairly intimidating at 30mm.
thanks.

Yes, IMO there is a huge difference between the CH2 and CH3.

I'll post a comparison pic soon...

(04-11-2014, 12:53 AM)TheMonk Wrote: ...is the flow through really that good? Better than a CH in Best Badger, for instance? I mean, it's a Chubby... Tongue

Yes, the flow through is much improved with Manchurian (But remember I'm comparing Chubby with Chubby across hair grades).

I sold my Chubbies in 2 band, 3 band and best in preference for Manchurian. I disliked the way all other hair grades in the Chubby range held on to as much lather as they released. It's still a dense brush and therefor some lather will be absorbed in to the knot, but you will be pleasantly surprised how much less of a lather hog it is compared to the rest...

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 04-11-2014, 01:18 AM
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  • ben74
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Chubby 2 vs Chubby 3...

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 04-11-2014, 01:35 AM
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  • ajc347
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Gorgeous brushes, brilliant photos and great write up. Thanks Ben. Smile

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 04-11-2014, 02:40 AM
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  • Macko
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That CH3 in black would be the ticket.

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 04-11-2014, 02:47 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(04-11-2014, 01:18 AM)ben74 Wrote:
Chubby 2 vs Chubby 3...

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I've never owned a CH3 (or even tried one), but judging by these pics and your comments, my choice would probably be a Manchurian, not only because the flow through seems to be better but also because I already own a CH2 in Best and 2-Band. Still, I have to say I wasn't very impressed by my Jubilee brush, but then again, it's a completely different brush from a CH3.

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 04-11-2014, 03:43 AM
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(04-11-2014, 02:47 AM)TheMonk Wrote: I've never owned a CH3 (or even tried one), but judging by these pics and your comments, my choice would probably be a Manchurian, not only because the flow through seems to be better but also because I already own a CH2 in Best and 2-Band. Still, I have to say I wasn't very impressed by my Jubilee brush, but then again, it's a completely different brush from a CH3.

Yes very, very different brushes, but I was in no way disappointed with my Jubilee...

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 04-11-2014, 04:29 AM
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Ben, what would you say are your top 3 or 5 manchurians that you own?

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 04-11-2014, 06:22 AM
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  • refles
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(04-11-2014, 01:03 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(04-10-2014, 07:43 PM)refles Wrote: I'm curious if you or anyone else would know this as I'm curious to find out.. The knot in yours listed is 28mm and I'm reading a Chubby 2 Manchurian is 27mm, is that 1mm that much of a difference? or is the Chubby 3 Manchurian really just for the handle being sized bigger?

Eventually I would like one but was wondering if CH2 or CH3 that much of a difference because if you look at a normal CH3 the knot is fairly intimidating at 30mm.
thanks.

Yes, IMO there is a huge difference between the CH2 and CH3.

I'll post a comparison pic soon...


Thank you Ben for the picture comparisons that really helps, as you can only do so much with numbers I admit. Blush
But wow that's a spectacularly huge size difference btwn CH2 -> CH3, wow that's pretty big and it seems to fit into your trusty Aesop bowl you have so it didn't really appear that large but this side by side is amazing, the 3 really dwarfs the 2 so it explains the pricing your really paying for way more.. as I thought it was close for some odd reason! (thou w/ larger loft).


Does the CH3 or any of the Chubby Manchurian splay much? it doesn't appear so due the density along w/ that hair type but wanted to make sure before the shopping begins again Biggrin

again thanks for all the thoughts and comparisons.. especially the effort of putting the photo collection together!!

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 04-11-2014, 06:32 AM
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  • ben74
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(04-11-2014, 06:22 AM)refles Wrote: Thank you Ben for the picture comparisons that really helps, as you can only do so much with numbers I admit. Blush
But wow that's a spectacularly huge size difference btwn CH2 -> CH3, wow that's pretty big and it seems to fit into your trusty Aesop bowl you have so it didn't really appear that large but this side by side is amazing, the 3 really dwarfs the 2 so it explains the pricing your really paying for way more.. as I thought it was close for some odd reason! (thou w/ larger loft).


Does the CH3 or any of the Chubby Manchurian splay much? it doesn't appear so due the density along w/ that hair type but wanted to make sure before the shopping begins again Biggrin

again thanks for all the thoughts and comparisons.. especially the effort of putting the photo collection together!!

I agree pictures are best!

When just comparing millimetres it's difficult to really appreciate the difference.

Manchurian does NOT splay much.

The pic below is in bloom!

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Even the less densely stuffed brushes (such as the Rover and PJ) retain great knot integrity and splay very little.

This is all on account of the strength of the individual hairs.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the pics!

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 04-11-2014, 06:47 AM
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(04-11-2014, 04:29 AM)Jsanchez Wrote: Ben, what would you say are your top 3 or 5 manchurians that you own?

The Duke 3 is probably my most preferred brush.

If I had to slim down my collection to only 3, I'd retain:

Duke 3 (as my daily driver)
CH 3 (as my luxurious indulgence)
CL 1 (as my travel companion)

CH 2 and M 7 would be runners-up.

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 04-11-2014, 07:06 AM
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  • TheMonk
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(04-11-2014, 06:47 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(04-11-2014, 04:29 AM)Jsanchez Wrote: Ben, what would you say are your top 3 or 5 manchurians that you own?

The Duke 3 is probably my most preferred brush.

If I had to slim down my collection to only 3, I'd retain:

Duke 3 (as my daily driver)
CH 3 (as my luxurious indulgence)
CL 1 (as my travel companion)

CH 2 and M 7 would be runners-up.

Ben, are you talking Simpsons collection, or including every manufacturer? I can't believe you would not keep at least one Plisson... Cool

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