05-18-2017, 08:50 AM
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Sigh...13 days for my first order to be delivered, 17 days and counting for my second order.  The brushes might be leaving China today or tomorrow.  Undecided

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 05-18-2017, 09:36 AM
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(05-18-2017, 08:50 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Sigh...13 days for my first order to be delivered, 17 days and counting for my second order.  The brushes might be leaving China today or tomorrow.  Undecided


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 05-18-2017, 11:59 AM
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(05-18-2017, 08:50 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Sigh...13 days for my first order to be delivered, 17 days and counting for my second order.  The brushes might be leaving China today or tomorrow.  Undecided
Mine took two months, Billy. Biggrin

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 05-26-2017, 06:12 AM
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My two 24mm Finests finally made it to US shores, scheduled for delivery Tuesday.  EDIT: For this order, it will take 30 days to reach me (13 days for my first order), so go figure.  Rolleyes

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 07-03-2017, 02:02 PM
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(03-27-2017, 12:37 PM)Michael P Wrote: Here's the LS I have pictured between two of my Simpson Chubby 3s. Bear in mind that I got the LS (now MS/Maseto) last year, so they could have changed the knot style. To my eye, they all look like hybrid-shaped knots, although the LS looks the most bulbous of the three.

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Can you please comment on the handle size - from you pic it looks like Maseto is a little smaller and slimmer compared to chubby 3?
For me the chubby 3 is now a perfect size and chubby 2 is too small

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 07-04-2017, 07:54 AM
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Just arrived today, happy if anything! Both soft and good face feel. They are 24mm's, ordering some 30mm's (and maybe 26 mm's).

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 07-07-2017, 10:47 AM
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Just received today: 24mm Finest and 26mm Finest Extra Dense knots.  At first glance, I don't see any appreciable difference in density but I might lather and bloom one of each to get a better impression.

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 07-07-2017, 04:18 PM
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(07-07-2017, 10:47 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Just received today: 24mm Finest and 26mm Finest Extra Dense knots.  At first glance, I don't see any appreciable difference in density but I might lather and bloom one of each to get a better impression.

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I'm very interested in hearing your report on these loose knots Bill.  Let us know!

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 07-07-2017, 05:06 PM
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(07-07-2017, 10:47 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Just received today: 24mm Finest and 26mm Finest Extra Dense knots.  At first glance, I don't see any appreciable difference in density but I might lather and bloom one of each to get a better impression.

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4 knots!  Have you decided who will make the handles?

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 07-07-2017, 05:24 PM
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Looking forward to your comments on the 26mm finest extra density!

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 07-07-2017, 06:57 PM
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There is no comparison between two brands !! Simpson quality knot is just way to superior . I don't know why anyone will compare Ferrari with Hyundai .

LS should be compare with tier 2 brands and not Simpson. . Just my two cents

Just look at the knot construction of Simpson CH3 and LS. That should solve and answer anyone concerns .

On the other end LS is good brush for $50


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 07-07-2017, 09:21 PM
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(07-07-2017, 06:57 PM)Cricket203 Wrote: There is no comparison between two brands !! Simpson quality knot is just way to superior . I don't know why anyone will compare Ferrari with Hyundai
Not always so, nothing to do with comparing MS with Simpson but I've had a few Ferrari's (Simpson) that where a real disappointment considering the price paid.

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 07-08-2017, 01:17 AM
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(07-07-2017, 09:21 PM)Snuff Wrote:
(07-07-2017, 06:57 PM)Cricket203 Wrote: There is no comparison between two brands !! Simpson quality knot is just way to superior . I don't know why anyone will compare Ferrari with Hyundai
Not always so, nothing to do with comparing MS with Simpson but I've had a few Ferrari's (Simpson) that where a real disappointment considering the price paid.

What was your disappointment with Simpson? Badger or knot ? I Bought at least 25 chubbies from Simpson and yet to be disappointed with manchurian knot

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 07-08-2017, 05:35 AM
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very uneven knots, not the hair that was more then ok.

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 07-08-2017, 07:14 AM
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(07-07-2017, 04:18 PM)wreck | fish Wrote: I'm very interested in hearing your report on these loose knots Bill.  Let us know!

(07-07-2017, 05:06 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: 4 knots!  Have you decided who will make the handles?

(07-07-2017, 05:24 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: Looking forward to your comments on the 26mm finest extra density!

Tom & Mike: I will try to share impressions this weekend.  As I mentioned, there wasn't any obvious difference between the Finest and Finest Extra Dense but then again, all four knots have been squeezed in a small box for weeks.  

Ricardo: I might use a couple of these in future customs from one of our favorite artisans and I'm hoping the extra dense 26mm knots prove to be the best (for both size and density).  Otherwise, I have a couple of old handles I might re-knot myself, someday.

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 08-25-2017, 12:45 AM
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Has anyone done a comparison between these and the high mountain or silvertip knots from whipped dog? They end up being about the same price (close, I'd have to double check for specifics) if you buy a handle from Larry as well (includes assembly).

Just curious to know if they're the same or similar, etc...

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 08-25-2017, 01:36 AM
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That Maseto looks gorgeous. I like it.

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 08-25-2017, 02:22 AM
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(08-25-2017, 12:45 AM)memnoch Wrote: Has anyone done a comparison between these and the high mountain or silvertip knots from whipped dog? They end up being about the same price (close, I'd have to double check for specifics) if you buy a handle from Larry as well (includes assembly).

Just curious to know if they're the same or similar, etc...

I had the 24 mm HMW and now have the 30 mm Maseto finest. Imo, they hardly compare. While I enjoyed WD's HMW, the Maseto is on another level quality wise. It's way more dense and has softer tips with better backbone. Note that I used the Maseto just a few times and hasn't really been worked in, I suspect it will only get better. 

I find the WD HMW comparable to Virgina Shengs finest knot, the later being an affordable option.

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 09-03-2017, 02:43 PM
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is the brush handle size same as Chubby 3 or is it smaller / thinner?
Thanks

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 09-03-2017, 03:21 PM
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(09-03-2017, 02:43 PM)inspectoring Wrote: is the brush handle size same as Chubby 3 or is it smaller / thinner?
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It's in between a Chubby 2 and 3 . Kind of a Chubby 2.5 handle.

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