07-20-2012, 05:10 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Simpsons Chubby 1 Manchurian...

The Chubby is often described as "the most iconic shaving brush in the world..."
So how do you improve on an industry benchmark?
Mark found the answer...
Add Manchurian hair!


The 22 x45mm knot is densely filled with the finest Manchurian High Mountain White Badger Hair.


This small (by my standards) brush holds an unbelievable amount of water.


The strength of of the individual hairs provide ample backbone to the brush. This makes loading incredibly easy.
And provides some sensation to the face.
Yet the tips are fantastically soft.


I built the lather directly on my face.
This little brush produced an absolute ton of lather.
I have know idea where it all was coming from!
And flow through was outstanding.
After performing 2 passes with a generous application of lather applied, I still had a ton left over (see the pic).


Minimal bloom and remains much more compact than Simpsons 3 band.
Densely stuffed, but less so than the 3 band.
Easily as much backbone as the 2 band.
Hogs water, but not lather.


If the Emperor 3 is the ultimate bowl lather's brush...
Then the Chubby 1 has to be Simpsons' ultimate face lather's brush!

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 07-20-2012, 05:12 PM
  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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I must admit,its one of the most beautiful brushes I have ever seen or you take the best pics ever.
Yes,it seems thats one of those brushes made for die hard face latherers out there.
How is the flow of it?

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 07-20-2012, 05:23 PM
  • ben74
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Flow through was fantastic.

It's been my experience that the Chubby series of brushes tend to really hog the lather.
But the Manchurian knots are less densely stuffed.
The 3 band super (for example) seems to take strength through the volume of hair at the cost of flow through.
With the Manchurian, the backbone is born of individual hairs being strong in themselves.
The result is backbone, some density and improved flow through...

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 07-20-2012, 06:19 PM
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Ben, you are blessed more ways than one.

Nice brush.

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 07-20-2012, 06:45 PM
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Ben, that is one very, very beautiful brush!

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 07-20-2012, 06:49 PM
  • MaxP
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(07-20-2012, 06:45 PM)celestino Wrote: Ben, that is one very, very beautiful brush!

+1. Great post, Ben. Thanks for sharing.

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 07-20-2012, 07:20 PM
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great porn

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 07-20-2012, 07:28 PM
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Well, most brush posts don't make me envious, but I am officially envious now.

It sounds like it's tailor made to be a face lathering brush.

I have dibs on it if it's ever sold.

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 07-21-2012, 03:26 AM
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  • Woodstock, Vermont
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Wonderful Ben. The Manchurian hair is just great badger hair. Your right that the strength & backbone come from the individual hairs where a CH2 in Best for example comes from the "group" of hairs together I think. I love the fact that you had a pre & post picture of the CH1. Great post. Max

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 07-21-2012, 06:12 AM
  • oscar11
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Wow, that's a beauty.

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 07-21-2012, 06:14 AM
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Great shots and wonderful review.

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 11-20-2012, 02:01 AM
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Where are the pictures gone? Huh

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 11-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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(11-20-2012, 02:01 AM)infabo Wrote: Where are the pictures gone? Huh

Ben went on a picture deleting spree when the new 100 MB system was implemented. It was pretty sad actually. I wish I had saved a hardcopy.

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