08-04-2012, 01:35 PM
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  • oscar11
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I think I'm going to order my first quality brush. I've made all my badger brushes myself and ordered the knots from TGN. So far, I've been able to weed out knot preferences, loft, etc. and know what I like. Actually, I'm very happy with what I've made but seem to be obsessed with getting a Simpson Chubby 2 or 3 just to see what I'm missing. I'm a face latherer and use soaps just about exclusively. I like large knots (28-30mm). Are there other brushes to consider? BTW, there is no way I'd have an opportunity to examine one before purchasing, I'm in the sticks.

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 08-04-2012, 01:41 PM
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  • tgutc
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A Simpson Classic would be worth looking at. I do not have a Chubby but from everything I've read a Chubby 3 is to big to face lather with.

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 08-04-2012, 01:46 PM
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  • krissy
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I know what it's like to live in the sticks myself! Maybe that's why I got such a charge out of some of the store that offer wet shaving products in the MOA when there. Of course hubby didn't mind either because he's the one who scored with the goodies!

Awesome choice on the brush even though I've not used a Simpson brush before. My personal favorite is from penworks!

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 08-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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That is an extremely large brush my friend.

Check out Rooney.

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 08-04-2012, 02:00 PM
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Steve,

You may want to consider an alternative to the Chubby.

New Forest Tubby 2. It is somewhere between the Chubby 1 and Chubby 2 in size.

http://newforestbrushes.blogspot.com/201...bby-2.html

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 08-04-2012, 02:06 PM
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(08-04-2012, 02:00 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: Steve,

You may want to consider an alternative to the Chubby.

New Forest Tubby 2. It is somewhere between the Chubby 1 and Chubby 2 in size.

http://newforestbrushes.blogspot.com/201...bby-2.html

But that's two band hair. More similar to Rooney Finest or Simpson Manchurian than Simpson super.

No particular recommendation on the brand itself. Haven't tried the Tubby version. I mean to eventually.

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 08-04-2012, 02:11 PM
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  • Teiste
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Oscar,you face latherer and like large knots,28/30 mm? Thats quiet impressive.I was gonna say a Simpson Classic 1 or Duke 3,specially the Duke 3,but due to your likes,only a few brushes would fit what you are looking for.

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 08-04-2012, 02:23 PM
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  • oscar11
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I've made my versions of the Classic (pictured with a Grade A knot @ 44mm) and Chubby and must admit both work fine but I just like the bigger knots better but there is nothing wrong with the 22mm, it' a little lathering machine. A 30mm Grade A will go in the empty handle. The Chubs I have made so far have used the Silver Tip and the Super Silver Tip knots. The super is way to mushy for me even at a low loft and the Silver Tip a little to scritchy. I'm thinking Grade A would be the ticket. I have some big finest knots and they're great, just not in a short handled version.
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 08-04-2012, 06:53 PM
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  • MaxP
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I recently came to own a Chubby 2.

There is NO WAY I would pay money for a CH3. It would be way too large IMHO.

However, YMMV Smile

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 08-04-2012, 09:45 PM
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  • Teiste
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(08-04-2012, 06:53 PM)MaxP Wrote: I recently came to own a Chubby 2.

There is NO WAY I would pay money for a CH3. It would be way too large IMHO.

However, YMMV Smile

Did you find the Chubby 2 larger than you expected,Max?

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 08-04-2012, 11:01 PM
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There is nothing on this wide, wide world like a Chubby 2 in Best Badger.

Just order one from Mark's angels on the Isle and you'll never be sorry.

I've never had a Chubby 3 in my hand, but only because I have a Chubby 2 and can't imagine more fun than that.

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 08-04-2012, 11:27 PM
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  • ben74
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Why is everyone afraid of big brushes? I face lather with ALL my Chubby brushes, including the size 3.

I own a Chubby 3 Best (Pre Vulfix), Chubby 3 Super, Chubby 3 Extra Super, Chubby 3 two band and a Chubby 3 Manchurian.

I have no problem keeping the lather exactly where I want it and I thoroughly enjoy the big luxurious experience...

   

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 08-05-2012, 12:16 AM
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  • xraygun
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No argument there Ben. I was just sayin....... pull the trigger on a Chubby 2 in Best. No regrets there.

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 08-05-2012, 12:36 AM
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  • ben74
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Ray, I agree with you whole heartedly. The Chubby 2 is a much more approachable size and Best is IMO the very best offering in terms of a performance to investment ratio. So, it would be a great choice of brush and one that I'd thoroughly recommend.

My point was only that Oscar indicated he enjoyed big brushes, so why suggest a Classic 1 or Chubby 1? (I know you didn't!) A big brush provides a wonderfully luxurious experience. Yes it uses more product. Yes it perhaps requires some skill to wield. But, I've preferred big brushes (and face lathering) from the start (with little or no brush wielding experience) and almost felt ostracised for it. So my vote is for a BIG Chubby 3 in Best or Manchurian.

Further, there is no perfect size for everyone. It would be like me saying Badger is better than Boar...

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 08-05-2012, 03:03 PM
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I,ve got a chubby 3 in super 2 band and love to face lather with. I got the chance to look at a chubby 2 and 3 side by side b4 buying and i gotta say the chubby 3 is quite a bit bigger

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 08-05-2012, 04:03 PM
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(08-04-2012, 09:45 PM)Teiste Wrote: Did you find the Chubby 2 larger than you expected,Max?

Yes, it was little a larger than expected. And it's a bit of a lather hog. However, I'm pretty much a two band fanboy.

I expect, I'll keep the Chubby, just because. However, two bands will get the majority of the action.


(08-04-2012, 11:27 PM)ben74 Wrote: Why is everyone afraid of big brushes?

Ben,

It's not a fear with me. Part of my commentary is based in my past experience and comfort level. I've long been a user of 22-24mm brushes. The Chubby 2 experience is something quite different for me.

I'll continue to use it and gain experience. Who knows, I might feel the "need" for a Chubby 3...someday. Especially if was a two band. ... or a Manchurian.
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 08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
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I'm just teasing Max... Big isn't necessarily better!

I enjoy them is all! Biggrin

I'm actually planning to add a Chubby 2 Manchurian to my arsenal. The Manchurian definitely has better flow through and less hogging than the Super (3 or 2 bands).

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 08-05-2012, 05:57 PM
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  • oscar11
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Thanks fellas, I got my Chubby 2. A guy had a near new Chubby 2 and he decided he liked boar brushes better and I had a razor too many. Hopefully, everyone got a good deal.

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 08-05-2012, 06:00 PM
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(08-05-2012, 05:57 PM)oscar11 Wrote: Thanks fellas, I got my Chubby 2. A guy had a near new Chubby 2 and he decided he liked boar brushes better and I had a razor too many. Hopefully, everyone got a good deal.

An elegant solution. Enjoy!

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 08-05-2012, 06:11 PM
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(08-05-2012, 05:57 PM)oscar11 Wrote: Thanks fellas, I got my Chubby 2. A guy had a near new Chubby 2 and he decided he liked boar brushes better and I had a razor too many. Hopefully, everyone got a good deal.

Congratulations, enjoy!

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