10-28-2015, 11:57 AM
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My question was about there rare silvertip brushes. How are they? How do they compare in terms of softness to there other hair grades. I have a few simpsons. Newer one being chubby 2 manchurian which is pretty scritchy and a slightly used best chubby 2 i bought used from rudy vey which is out of this world soft, plus a few others. Was thinking of getting a chubby 2 silvertip and was curious how it compares as its nearing manchurian price?

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 10-28-2015, 12:26 PM
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The SiLVERTiP ones, with the small and large caps?

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 10-28-2015, 12:41 PM
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In my opinion SiLVERTiP brushes are VERY soft.  I wish they were a bit more dense, to give a bit more backbone, but that is just a personal preference.

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 10-28-2015, 12:48 PM
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My CH2 SiLVERTiP is very soft. I find the backbone and density excellent. It's the one brush that'll never leave my den. The Manchurians are great, but, IMO, have a touch of scritch that the SiLVERTiP doesn't. You're probably going to get differing opinions in this thread.  Sisi

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 10-28-2015, 01:10 PM
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The price difference between Manchurian and 2-Band Silvertip in CH2 is approximately £45(pounds), base price without VAT.
 The Silvertip is extremely soft and I'm in agreement with Nathan in respect of wishing for a denser knot. This, and Manchurian are chalk and cheese. Although I have preference for Manchurian, another Silvertip will be along, shortly.

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 10-28-2015, 01:17 PM
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I find no floppiness in my knot and the soap release is better than my Manchurians. After three passes with my CH3 Manchurian there is quite a bit of lather "stuck" in the knot. And while the SiLVERTiP holds on to lather as well, a strong, slapping paint-brush stroke will release it. Granted, I am unfamiliar with the SiLVERTiP knots that are being produced today; they could be different than mine.

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 10-28-2015, 03:01 PM
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(10-28-2015, 12:41 PM)merkur man Wrote: In my opinion SiLVERTiP brushes are VERY soft.  I wish they were a bit more dense, to give a bit more backbone, but that is just a personal preference.

+1   , also, I don't get any 'scritch' from the Manchurian hair, but, of course, there could be variances in batches of hair.

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 10-28-2015, 04:34 PM
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(10-28-2015, 01:17 PM)primotenore Wrote: I find no floppiness in my knot and the soap release is better than my Manchurians. After three passes with my CH3 Manchurian there is quite a bit of lather "stuck" in the knot. And while the SiLVERTiP holds on to lather as well, a strong, slapping paint-brush stroke will release it. Granted, I am unfamiliar with the SiLVERTiP knots that are being produced today; they could be different than mine.
you find it softer and less dense than super?

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 10-28-2015, 04:54 PM
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(10-28-2015, 04:34 PM)CtrlAltElite Wrote:
(10-28-2015, 01:17 PM)primotenore Wrote: I find no floppiness in my knot and the soap release is better than my Manchurians. After three passes with my CH3 Manchurian there is quite a bit of lather "stuck" in the knot. And while the SiLVERTiP holds on to lather as well, a strong, slapping paint-brush stroke will release it. Granted, I am unfamiliar with the SiLVERTiP knots that are being produced today; they could be different than mine.
you find it softer and less dense than super?
These are the three brushes I have been referencing:
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The CH2 SiLVERTiP is not softer than my CH1 Super Badger.
I find the CH2 and the CH3 similar in softness.
The knot density of the the CH3 is highest, making it a real lather hog, with the CH2 a close second.
Obviously, if I were comparing the same size knot in the three different hair types, it would be easier. This is a bit like apples to oranges.

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 10-28-2015, 05:17 PM
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^ yeah that makes it kinda difficult. Nice brushes

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 10-28-2015, 05:32 PM
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(10-28-2015, 05:17 PM)CtrlAltElite Wrote: ^ yeah that makes it kinda difficult. Nice brushes
Thanks.

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 10-29-2015, 02:09 PM
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Where to begin...  Angel

Simpson 2 Band - or as it is called "Silvertip" since 2013 is very different in structure and behavior from either 3 Band Super or "Manchurian".
Originally less consistent, the late 2011-2013 batches have been remarkably consistent in softness and face feel. I cannot talk about recent batches, but it is fair to assume it has become more difficult (or less profitable) for Simpson to obtain this type of hair. 2 Band Simpson is very rare these days and only makes the occasional entry as LE product.

In my opinion there is almost no "better" hair than the Simpson 2 Band from 2011-2013.

Soft - only Thäter 2 Band may compete in this department, with good - but not obnoxious - backbone. 

In my opinion the Simpson 2 Band from that era are amongst the "best" badger knots out there.

I admit I am biased - as I own quite a few, but while I would consider selling the few other Simpson brushes I own (3 Band Super and Manchurian) I would never let go my 2 Bands.

For some good pics of Simpson 2 Bands review this now ancient thread.

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=14940

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 10-29-2015, 03:10 PM
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Babeando  good lord those look like heaven to use

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 10-29-2015, 03:11 PM
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Georg, I never tire of seeing your beautiful collection! Shy

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 10-29-2015, 03:16 PM
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(10-29-2015, 03:11 PM)celestino Wrote: Georg, I never tire of seeing your beautiful collection! Shy

Thanks, celestino!

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