01-02-2016, 09:35 AM
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  • MaxP
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Seems to be a run of Chubby 2 Manchurians on the Selling and Trading forum.
I don't know what to make of it as concerns others. For me, I much prefer a two band over a Manchurian. Maybe others find the Manchurian knot a bit too scrubby?

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 01-02-2016, 09:56 AM
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(01-02-2016, 09:35 AM)MaxP Wrote: Seems to be a run of Chubby 2 Manchurians on the Selling and Trading forum.
I don't know what to make of it as concerns others. For me, I much prefer a two band over a Manchurian. Maybe others find the Manchurian knot a bit too scrubby?

I sold my chubby 2 recently but it was solely because I prefer the chubby 3 size. The Simpson manchurian knots are the pinnacle for me personally and I could use a chubby 3 as my sole brush and be happy.


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 01-02-2016, 10:01 AM
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  • e-dub
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i, personally, prefer the chubby 3 handle size to the two. that said, i won't be getting rid of any of my chubby 2s.

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 01-02-2016, 10:09 AM
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  • ben74
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I like the CH3 better than the CH2. When I wish to use a smaller brush I usually choose the Duke 3.

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 01-02-2016, 12:17 PM
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I prefer the CH3 handle more, than the CH2 handle, but the CH2 knot is better sized IMHO

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 01-02-2016, 12:33 PM
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I think there was just a lot of 'Limited Edition' releases of Manchurian Chubby 2s this year; Mark's team seemed like they were pumping them out earlier in the year and a lot of people purchased them due to the limited nature of the releases. I know I pounced on my Jade Chubby 2 when it was announced.

While the Manchurian Chubby is an amazing brush, if I had to chose between it and say a SiLVERTiP Chubby or a Varlet, I may forego the Manchurian hair... at least in a Chubby format due to its over the top backbone combined with the insane hair density in a chubby knot.  (The Manchurian is AMAZING in a Duke or M7 however)

The good thing about high end brushes form Simpsons is that they hold their value very well and it's easy to move in the 2ndary market.

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 01-02-2016, 01:33 PM
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Funny, but I was noticing the same thing about all the Manchurians showing up on the BST.

It would seem that a bunch of folks seem to prefer the Chubby 3 over the 2.  And there certainly seem to be a preponderance of 2's being listed.

Simpsons clearly seem to be making a slew of brushes in different styles and sizes of Manchurians, so it makes sense they are hitting the resale market.

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 01-02-2016, 05:22 PM
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I seem to see a lot of "only lathered once or twice" on a lot of these. I wonder if some folks are initially disappointed with the feel of these. I know my first experience with a Simpsons Manchurian was, "they've got a lot of nerve selling this knot at this price". After more than a dozen lathers I noticed it was really improving and after a dozen more I ordered another. Once broken in they are really luxurious, but they need some time to get there in my experience.

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 01-02-2016, 05:31 PM
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i think you're correct, pomfretsteve. i know my first experience was very "huh?", but then i read what they become and experienced it first hand. i guess i know what the boar brush enthusiasts mean when they say the journey (breaking in) is the fun part.

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 01-02-2016, 07:03 PM
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I wonder if the "only lathered once" thing is due to being disappointed with the handle? Breaking in a knot is half the fun to me. Except for one pure badger that tried to rip the skin off my face.

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 01-02-2016, 07:04 PM
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Max, you are absolutely correct, the BST is full of Manchurian CH2. Most of the time they eventually end up selling, but at a loss to the original owner.

Personally I get bored of seeing the same Chubby 2/3 over and over. Simpsons has a rich history, and their extensive catalog is a great asset. I would like to see them offer some different models. PJ3, T3, Milk Churn, Keyhole 4, and Eagle would all be nice to see.

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 01-02-2016, 07:08 PM
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i'd love a 28mm+ eagle with a manchurian knot.

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 01-02-2016, 07:11 PM
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Anyone remember back In the good old days you could buy a 2 band at the online stores Smile

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 01-02-2016, 07:40 PM
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(01-02-2016, 07:11 PM)Triad Wrote: Anyone remember back In the good old days you could buy a 2 band at the online stores Smile

Wasn't around back then.... But then again I have a 2band inbound! =D

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 01-02-2016, 07:41 PM
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(01-02-2016, 07:11 PM)Triad Wrote: Anyone remember back In the good old days you could buy a 2 band at the online stores Smile

How long has it been since this was the case?   Surely they must still come up on the LE section now and again?

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 01-02-2016, 07:46 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-02-2016, 05:22 PM)Pomfretsteve Wrote: I seem to see a lot of "only lathered once or twice" on a lot of these. I wonder if some folks are initially disappointed with the feel of these. I know my first experience with a Simpsons Manchurian was, "they've got a lot of nerve selling this knot at this price". After more than a dozen lathers I noticed it was really improving and after a dozen more I ordered another. Once broken in they are really luxurious, but they need some time to get there in my experience.

Agreed. The Manchurian knot improves with use. A "few" lathers is an inadequate test IMO.

(01-02-2016, 07:03 PM)shevek Wrote: I wonder if the "only lathered once" thing is due to being disappointed with the handle? Breaking in a knot is half the fun to me. Except for one pure badger that tried to rip the skin off my face.

Perhaps its more in keeping with ensuring maximum return on investment when listing on the BST? 

But more likely, when considering spending at this level, the buyer probably believes they have enough experience to know from the first use if its a keeper. 

For me, the CH2 was a stepping stone. It's unlikely I'd have purchased a CH3 without first trying a CH2.

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 01-02-2016, 08:12 PM
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I have a Chubby 2 Super and find the handle slightly on the small side . I like the knot so for now it is staying with me.
I like big knots so I own Chubby 3 Manchurian and I find the backbone to be just right, there is some scrub to it but not  much. When the knot is broken in it feels luxurious. The current Manchurian hair batch is superb I think.

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 01-02-2016, 08:38 PM
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(01-02-2016, 07:41 PM)Smoothie Wrote:
(01-02-2016, 07:11 PM)Triad Wrote: Anyone remember back In the good old days you could buy a 2 band at the online stores Smile

How long has it been since this was the case?   Surely they must still come up on the LE section now and again?

Been a couple years WCS used to stock Simpsons 2 bands and vintage blades used to stock Morris & Forndrans

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 01-03-2016, 02:20 PM
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I personally believe that most of the turn around in Simpson's brushes is due simple to the fact that people have purchased multiple duplicate brushes (hair and size with differing handles) and over time feel the desire to liquidate them to put funds toward other purchases. I used to have 5 CH2 Manchurians and 5 CH3 Manchurians. I have since pared this down to 1 CH3 and 2 CH2's. I personally have found little use for multiple brushes of the same hair and size regardless of what the handle looks like.


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 01-03-2016, 03:45 PM
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2013 (not 2012?) was the year of Simpson taking back control of their brand with restricting 2-band to in house only and shooting prices up 30% via the MAP (minimum advertised price).

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