12-15-2015, 12:54 PM
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After owning/using/trading several hundred brushes there are not many hair/handle combinations that can make me curious anymore. But occasionally I get tempted by other than Simpson 2 Band (2012-14 batches). Like in this case with Jarrod's (TSS) VP Leonardy 2 Band offering. I still own one of their Premium Silvertips. They make "old style" brushes, seemingly less treated hair in natural length, medium density, high lofts. 

My latest acquisition is this 2 Band (Chubby 2 Band pic for size comparison).

Knot 27/60mm
Handle 56/43mm

Knot has a great feel to it after a hand lather. Handle is quite massive.

More to come.

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 12-15-2015, 01:19 PM
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They are really nice old school brushes that perform really well. Nice contrast to the uber dense short lofted fad that has taken off in the past couple years

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 12-15-2015, 01:52 PM
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Wow, Georg! If that VP has a 27mm knot, then that Chubby 2 must have a 35mm one!  Shy

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 12-15-2015, 02:24 PM
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That same brush caught my attention also.  I'm interested in your thoughts about the backbone of the knot.

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 12-15-2015, 02:52 PM
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I feel you.  not a 2 band but still sweet[Image: VA9CWwH.jpg]

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 12-15-2015, 03:17 PM
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i've never seen a leonhardy 2 band brush. how's the backbone compared to that 2 band chubby?

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 12-15-2015, 04:27 PM
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(12-15-2015, 01:52 PM)celestino Wrote: Wow, Georg! If that VP has a 27mm knot, then that Chubby 2 must have a 35mm one!  Shy

True. Some of that is perspective, but that Chubby is quite large in diameter.

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 12-15-2015, 04:28 PM
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(12-15-2015, 02:24 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: That same brush caught my attention also.  I'm interested in your thoughts about the backbone of the knot.

Less dense than the VP 3 Band but from a hand lather shows medium backbone. I will test it tomorrow on a soap and will report back then.

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 12-15-2015, 04:42 PM
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Cool brush, I really love plexi handles.
Check this out....really high loft!

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 12-15-2015, 05:17 PM
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Congratulations on the pickup.

What is "old style," about these brushes?

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 12-15-2015, 05:20 PM
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(12-15-2015, 05:17 PM)NSmalls Wrote: ICongratulations on the pickup.

What is "old style," about these brushes?

What SteelTown says: medium dense, high loft, natural hair. Uberdense, short lofted brushes have taken over the market following/forming demand.

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 12-15-2015, 05:34 PM
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(12-15-2015, 05:20 PM)German Wrote: What SteelTown says: medium dense, high loft, natural hair. Uberdense, short lofted brushes have taken over the market following/forming demand.

Thank you for clarifying. I have one brush like this that I enjoy thoroughly.

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 12-15-2015, 06:32 PM
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I was planning on a S.Mac 2-Band silvertip plexi, but now this looks like a real contender...Ive had my eye on these VPL's for awhile, but this bad boy is quite plisson-esque, nice find German...time to see if any smaller knots are avlb( crossing fingers) Cheers

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 12-15-2015, 08:20 PM
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(12-15-2015, 06:32 PM)LORDBISHOP Wrote: I was planning on a S.Mac 2-Band silvertip plexi, but now this looks like a real contender...Ive had my eye on these VPL's for awhile, but this bad boy is quite plisson-esque, nice find German...time to see if any smaller knots are avlb( crossing fingers) Cheers

Jarrod does have a smaller version with a 21mm knot, I believe.

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 12-15-2015, 09:47 PM
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(12-15-2015, 04:42 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: Cool brush, I really love plexi handles.
Check this out....really high loft!

Wow, Din! Now, that is a large brush! Biggrin

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 12-20-2015, 06:23 PM
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any updates on the brush?

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 12-20-2015, 06:56 PM
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(12-15-2015, 08:20 PM)German Wrote:
(12-15-2015, 06:32 PM)LORDBISHOP Wrote: I was planning on a S.Mac 2-Band silvertip plexi, but now this looks like a real contender...Ive had my eye on these VPL's for awhile, but this bad boy is quite plisson-esque, nice find German...time to see if any smaller knots are avlb( crossing fingers) Cheers

Jarrod does have a smaller version with a 21mm knot, I believe.


Thank you for the heads up German...im interested in any updates too...the smaller version looks great for my taste, but I cant decide if its a better choice vs. a S.Mac plexi w/ slightly larger knot, prob 23-24mm w/slightly lower loft...
Its a tough call cause i have a S.mac that is very close in size with a beehive handle...i guess that wld b the safe bet...while this new VP brush wins in the price dept, and really looks like a special offering...I think it might b fun to try this knot out and see how the smaller version performs...toughdecision...help sway me German with the VP Force  Star-wars-smiley-023

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 12-21-2015, 05:33 AM
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Give me a few more days. Using it side by side to shavemac silvertip 2 band, simpson 2 band and M&F.

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 12-21-2015, 08:44 AM
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(12-21-2015, 05:33 AM)German Wrote: Give me a few more days. Using it side by side to shavemac silvertip 2 band, simpson 2 band and M&F.

Kool..That will be a 
Nice  Comparison

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 12-21-2015, 04:56 PM
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Perfect comparo, thank you German

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