09-21-2018, 11:19 AM
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Great advice from Mike and Ricardo!!  Got hold of a Chubby 2 synthetic and it is great.  The asylum scanlan is pretty good too, but it is a very small brush. I wish the Scanlan was the same size as a Thater 4125/ 2.

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 09-21-2018, 12:32 PM
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(09-21-2018, 11:19 AM)petropn Wrote: Great advice from Mike and Ricardo!!  Got hold of a Chubby 2 synthetic and it is great.  The asylum scanlan is pretty good too, but it is a very small brush. I wish the Scanlan was the same size as a Thater 4125/ 2.

Glad your happy with your Chubby 2 synthetic! I hear they have extreme backbone. Is it a new one and can I ask how much does the Chubby 2 synthetic cost? I am very happy with the backbone from a $13 Razorock Plissoft w/barber handle and for me the backbone seems perfect & not floppy. It also works great for all types of soaps. I also have a beautiful $20 Yaqi brush w/Tuxedo style Knot and it has even more backbone than I need and its also a great brush. Just curious on cost of the Chubby and does it have too much backbone that makes it difficult to splay on the face when face lathering? Thanks for any info in advance!



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 09-21-2018, 02:15 PM
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I sold my Chubby 2 synthetic, but the knot was great in it.

Only the handle is too small for my preferences.

Other than that, the Chubby 2 Synthetic has a great synthetic knot with lots of backbone.

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 09-21-2018, 08:00 PM
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  • Teiste
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I would say the Chubby 2 synthetic is the brush to have

I still remember when I have the chance (and honor ) to try the first proto of it and it was nothing less than amazing.Tjen , the first batches (regular production) had a lower loft , which wasn’t good.Now that issue have been corrected and even the newer ones have a 54 mm loft flat top.

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 09-21-2018, 08:39 PM
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Another vote for the Chubby 2 synthetic here. It’s a great brush.

I’m really enjoying using the Edwin Jagger L and XL synthetic brushes as well.


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 09-21-2018, 10:03 PM
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How much do these brushes cost?



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 09-22-2018, 05:37 AM
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49er, mine cost $104.  It was the last one from The Superior Shave, but I noticed that the Simpson's website just added the Chubby 2 synthetic.

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 09-22-2018, 07:06 AM
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Thank you!



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 10-04-2018, 12:48 PM
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I have just acquired a great full size synthetic brush (besides the Chubby 2).  The brush below performs pretty darn close to a badger, with decent backbone. 



   Muhle Synthetic Fiber  Xtra Large 35K256
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 10-04-2018, 01:56 PM
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(10-04-2018, 12:48 PM)petropn Wrote: I have just acquired a great full size synthetic brush (besides the Chubby 2).  The brush below performs pretty darn close to a badger, with decent backbone. 



   Muhle Synthetic Fiber  Xtra Large 35K256
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That's an excellent synthetic.  I rate the Chubby 2 and Muhle XL as the top synthetics.

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 10-04-2018, 04:06 PM
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Tuxedo knot has good softness and backbone.  Silk smoke is softer yet and set a little deeper offers plenty bone.

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 10-05-2018, 05:49 AM
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One more vote for the CH2 (this is the second gen)
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 Yesterday, 10:28 AM
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  • Crag
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Remember that if you get one with too short of loft the fibers will not lather as well due to lack of splay, so a more dense knot is preferred over a shorter loft for more backbone from my perspective and I own over 30 synthetics.

That said, I personally did not like the first release Chubby 2 Synth. The subsequent releases have been much better IMO.

YMMY

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 Yesterday, 10:36 AM
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Forgot to mention...is anyone buying the Simpson IOM TT Synth?

I just placed my order.

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 Yesterday, 03:10 PM
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Can someone recommend a vendor that carries the Simpson's?

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 Yesterday, 03:33 PM
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  • chazt
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(Yesterday, 03:10 PM)Garb Wrote: Can someone recommend a vendor that carries the Simpson's?

Simpson’s own site
Gifts & Care
The Superior Shave

are good places to start.

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 Yesterday, 04:04 PM
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  • Garb
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thank you sir.

as my luck is going...just this past hour received news that my heater/ac needs some work. So, things like shave gear are on hold, at least for a few days. LOL

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 Yesterday, 04:39 PM
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My two have a loft of 52-53mm.  The low loft took some getting used to it, but now I appreciate its unique feel on the face.  I think that if your raise the loft too much, you lose one of the defining characteristics of a "Chubby."  I would rather see Simpson offer other synthetic models with a higher loft.  For example, I think a 59 handle with a 25mm synthetic knot set to a 55mm loft would be a great offering.

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 Yesterday, 06:09 PM
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(10-05-2018, 05:49 AM)primotenore Wrote: One more vote for the CH2 (this is the second gen)
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That’s a beautiful brush indeed

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