07-17-2015, 12:06 PM
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I recently acquired a pre-owned Chubby 3 in super, and it has shed one hair every time I have lathered it.  Today it shed two hairs.  For those of you who own a Chubby 3 brush in super, have you experienced the same thing?  Do I have a problem knot?

Thanks,

Bill

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 07-17-2015, 12:35 PM
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I have a CH 2 in Super that does not shed. However, my Tulip 3 in Super gives up a hair or two each shave. I can live with this level of shedding, although I'd of course rather it not shed at all.

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 07-17-2015, 12:50 PM
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Eve every Simpson I own or have owned (7) have shed in the first couple uses then stopped. If it has been used for more than a couple months and is still shedding it is most likely a problem.

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 07-17-2015, 01:27 PM
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They will shed a bit, in my experience, but they will stop.

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 07-17-2015, 01:29 PM
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(07-17-2015, 12:06 PM)bilkay Wrote: I recently acquired a pre-owned Chubby 3 in super, and it has shed one hair every time I have lathered it.  Today it shed two hairs.  For those of you who own a Chubby 3 brush in super, have you experienced the same thing?  Do I have a problem knot?

Thanks,

Bill

I own a Chubby 3 in Manchurian, and it has yet to shed a hair. I have used it 4-5 times now.

But Chubby 3's are full of densely packed hairs, so it's not unusual for it to drop a hair after the first 5-10 shaves......

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 07-17-2015, 01:59 PM
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A hair or two per shave is annoying but not really indicative of a shedder and will likely stop. If it starts dropping 10-15 per shave,  you're on your way to owning a shedder.

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 07-17-2015, 02:15 PM
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I had a beautiful Grosvenor LE and Ehsan with my favorite 2-band Simpsons silvertip knots -- and they both shed. The Grosvenor couldn't be saved.

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 07-17-2015, 04:26 PM
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(07-17-2015, 01:59 PM)AFG008 Wrote: A hair or two per shave is annoying but not really indicative of a shedder and will likely stop. If it starts dropping 10-15 per shave,  you're on your way to owning a shedder.

+1

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 07-17-2015, 05:47 PM
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I do not call every brush that may have a hair break off 1-3 hairs every shave a "shedder".

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 07-17-2015, 06:43 PM
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Zach has a good point are they full hairs or just hairs breaking off at various lengths. If they are full hairs pulling out in great numbers each shave that could be a issue. A few broken hairs maybe the brush needs a good cleaning or perhaps the hairs just break on occasion I have certainly seen many brushes do this throughout the time I have been using a shaving brush.

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 07-18-2015, 01:51 AM
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My Simpsons Chubby 2 in best badger shed 4-5 hairs for the first 5-6 shaves and then stopped altogether. It hasn't shed a hair in months now.

I did hear that a knot like the Chubby has approximately 20,000 hairs in it so losing 25-30 hairs really didn't concern me. Of course, if it had continued on shedding in that fashion then I would have had grounds for concern.

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 07-18-2015, 01:29 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback.  I'll just keep an eye on it.

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