07-06-2012, 05:48 PM
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I really like Simpsons Best Badger. It is a really good hair grade, and suits my tastes a lot more than their Super, for example.

I've had a modern Chubby 2 in Best for a while now, and I love it. The brush has an amazingly dense knot, with an excellent feel on the face, just the right amount of scritch, and excellent backbone.

Then I got a vintage Butterscotch Chubby 2 in Best (Hoffritz branded). Oh my! What a brush! This one has the softest tips, a really dense knot that feels absolutely brilliant on the face. Also, it has a fan shape, which is really nice.

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If you tested both the brushes blind, you'd never know that they were both 'Best' grade. Of course, this is because 'Best' is not a standard grade. Over time the feel of the hairs will change, and this is what happened here.

Mostly when I get vintage Simpson brushes, the knots are a little sparse. This give rise to a floppy feel. This one is:

A) Not sparse at all (in fact it looks to be a bit denser than the modern CH2)
B) Not floppy - It has lovely backbone

Maybe if my modern Simpsons brush lasts as long as the older one, the hair will feel as soft, but we'll have to see.

Either way, while they're different, they're both superb brushes......and so pretty!

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 07-06-2012, 06:06 PM
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  • ben74
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My trio of "Best" Chubby brushes...

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 07-06-2012, 06:41 PM
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As you note, there can be great variety in the qualities of the vintage Best brushes. It sounds like you got a really good one.

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 07-06-2012, 06:47 PM
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Yohann and Ben - I have Chubby envy.

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 07-06-2012, 06:52 PM
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Yohann and Ben - I now have Chubby envy. Fantastic brushes.

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 07-06-2012, 07:31 PM
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(07-06-2012, 06:52 PM)ridgerunner Wrote: Yohann and Ben - I now have Chubby envy. Fantastic brushes.

In that case William, maybe this will illicit Chubby envy to the power of 3!

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 07-07-2012, 03:24 AM
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I prefer the Nimmer Mill Somerset Simpsons but I had to jump on a Chubby 1.5 I found. An anomaly as it appears to be a hybrid. Great brush. There is quite a size difference as shown by a vintage and Isle of Man Chubby 2!

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 07-07-2012, 03:27 AM
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What size Knot is in that chubby 2?

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 07-07-2012, 04:37 AM
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Same as the usual Chubby 2 - 27 mm. The loft is slightly lower than my new Chubby, so it looks a little smaller.

EDIT: Or was that a question for VTMAX?

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 07-07-2012, 05:10 AM
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(07-07-2012, 04:37 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Same as the usual Chubby 2 - 27 mm. The loft is slightly lower than my new Chubby, so it looks a little smaller.

EDIT: Or was that a question for VTMAX?

Apologies, it was for VTMAX.

I do have a question for you though, how do you find the flow through of the vulfix brush vs the pre vulfix?

I had a Carter era brush and the flow through was far superior. Only thing was that it lacked scrub which I quite enjoy.

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 07-07-2012, 09:34 AM
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Nice looking brushes, Yohann.

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 07-07-2012, 11:08 AM
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That vintage butterscotch Chubby is a winner for sure.

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 07-08-2012, 10:39 AM
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28.5 knot 49 loft on the little guy. I too find the flow through to be superior on the older Simpsons whereas the newer models are a bit more scrubbier.

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 07-08-2012, 01:20 PM
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We use more hair per knot compared with the Carter era.

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 07-09-2012, 12:14 PM
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  • Teiste
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Yes,I know,its time for me to get a Chubby 2.
I got one Carter Era best badger two band on my hands (long story,I bought,got lost in the mail,the seller return my money and return the brush to the seller) and it wasnt as hair dense as I thought and also the loft was quiet high.The new Chubbies seems to be great brushes.

Here are some pics of the Carter Era Chubby brush I got for a day Biggrin :

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 07-12-2012, 02:48 AM
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  • ben74
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My Carter and Current Chubby Collection...
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 04-21-2015, 09:20 PM
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I've learned so much since I've become a member of TSN. This thread really help me understand the nuances of the older simpson brushes that I heard so much about.

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 04-22-2015, 06:25 PM
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  • robk
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Simpson for Hoffritz Chubby 103. Even with the crack in the handle, my absolute favorite brush.
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