05-14-2015, 10:08 AM
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  • gp569900
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  • Franklin, TN USA
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Here's a simple question (with a hard answer). If you could only have one brush to use daily, what brush would it be and why?

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 05-14-2015, 10:17 AM
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Simpson's Chubby 2 Manchurian.  For me, Simpson's Manchurian is the complete package, backbone, flow through, and perfect face feel (scrubby without being scritchy).  It's just all around marvelous stuff! Additionally, for me, the Chubby 2 handle is as close to perfection as it gets.  

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 05-14-2015, 10:19 AM
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Simpson CH2 Manchurian for me as well . M7 second close
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 05-14-2015, 10:22 AM
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This one, it's PERFECT in every way, shape and form.

Rooney "Old Style" Stubby 2, Super Silvertip

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Weight: 67.9 g
Overall Height: 96.93 mm
Handle Height: 47.26 mm
Knot Loft: 49.67 mm
Knot Diameter: 25.67 mm

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 05-14-2015, 10:32 AM
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  • jtmke
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  • milwaukee
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Vulfix 377 in Silvertip

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 05-14-2015, 10:35 AM
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Plisson synthetic. Lathers easily and efficiently and there is nothing softer than it. 

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 05-14-2015, 10:35 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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EJ STF XL

for me the best all-around brush, and reasonably priced too.

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 05-14-2015, 10:42 AM
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Morris&Forndran 1/3 fan in finest.
Fits my hand the best, great on the face and holds plenty of lather.

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 05-14-2015, 10:44 AM
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  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Edwin Jagger STF XL as well. Very durable showing no signs of use after many shaves. Just might be the brush that would last forever.

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 05-14-2015, 11:09 AM
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I can't reply to this, just too many great brushes in my den  Cool

But if I really was hard pressed it would be a brush no longer in my posession - I sold it to Merkur Man.

A genuine old 'Rooney hair Finest' 2-Band M&F Stubby 2 1/2 XXL, 28 mm knot, 50 mm loft:

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 05-14-2015, 11:13 AM
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 05-14-2015, 11:25 AM
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(05-14-2015, 10:44 AM)eengler Wrote: Edwin Jagger STF XL as well. Very durable showing no signs of use after many shaves. Just might be the brush that would last forever.

I have a Muhle STF which has the same fibers as the EJ. it is my second favorite after the Plisson. That is really how synthetics are. No shedding, no maintenance, and they last forever. Ever see a vintage synthetic? They look like new. The used vintage naturals are begging to be put out of their misery...

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 05-14-2015, 11:26 AM
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I own eight but haven't tried any of the "Hall of Fame" brushes that are lauded here, so I don't think I'm really qualified to offer a worthy opinion.

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 05-14-2015, 11:32 AM
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 05-14-2015, 11:48 AM
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Nathan and Mustafa have pretty much summed it up. Simpson Chubby 2 Manchurian.

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 05-14-2015, 11:51 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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(05-14-2015, 11:26 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: I own eight but haven't tried any of the "Hall of Fame" brushes that are lauded here, so I don't think I'm really qualified to offer a worthy opinion.

You are more than qualified.  Just because a brush costs more doesn't mean it's actually a better brush.  Pick your favorite and post it up man!

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 05-14-2015, 11:55 AM
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Any of my WSP Manchurian knots are working, very well for me, at the moment as are my WSP Stubby 2-Band knots. Therefore, I'll just post one of my WSP Manchurian knots:

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 05-14-2015, 11:59 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Edwin Jagger STF XL Synthetic.

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 05-14-2015, 12:11 PM
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  • German
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(05-14-2015, 10:22 AM)Bruce Wrote: This one, it's PERFECT in every way, shape and form.

Rooney "Old Style" Stubby 2, Super Silvertip

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Weight: 67.9 g
Overall Height: 96.93 mm
Handle Height: 47.26 mm
Knot Loft: 49.67 mm
Knot Diameter: 25.67 mm

This should be mine... ?

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 05-14-2015, 12:12 PM
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  • racebmx
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  • Charleston, South Carolina
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The Grooming Company is easily my favorite. 

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