10-30-2018, 02:54 PM
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Hi,
    Can anyone recommend a synthetic bristle shaving brush with very good to excellent backbone to it?  Hopefully one that's at a reasonable price....   say, somewhere around the $30 price range, give or take $10 or so...

Thanks for any suggestions

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 10-31-2018, 03:38 AM
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Can they do that? The three(all dif. brands) that I have are pretty floppy. Luck on your search.... Cheers

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 10-31-2018, 03:51 AM
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  • Snuff
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I have many synthetic brushes but only the Simpson Chubby 2 has what you want (except for the price then  Sad )

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 10-31-2018, 06:49 AM
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The Tuxedo knot offered by Elite Razor has excellent backbone.

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 10-31-2018, 08:38 AM
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Simpsons Chubby 2 comes to mind.
And I just replied to a post by a member who found his Duke too stiff / not able to splay.

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 10-31-2018, 10:08 AM
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(10-31-2018, 08:38 AM)wimbouman Wrote: Simpsons Chubby 2 comes to mind.
And I just replied to a post by a member who found his Duke too stiff / not able to splay.

I initially thought the same of my Chubby 2. That is, until I learned how to apply just the right amount of pressure to make it splay. As with all things wet shaving, there's a learning curve.

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 10-31-2018, 10:46 AM
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(10-31-2018, 03:51 AM)Snuff Wrote: I have many synthetic brushes but only the Simpson Chubby 2 has what you want (except for the price then  Sad )

I looked at the Simpson Chubby 2 and apparently its bristles are made from badger hair not synthetic materials.

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 10-31-2018, 11:41 AM
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(10-31-2018, 10:46 AM)punchy Wrote:
(10-31-2018, 03:51 AM)Snuff Wrote: I have many synthetic brushes but only the Simpson Chubby 2 has what you want (except for the price then  Sad )

I looked at the Simpson Chubby 2 and apparently its bristles are made from badger hair not synthetic materials.


They have a chubby 2 synthetic.  Stirling used to sell a 26mm knot set deeper in the handle than the Kong brush.  I use this as a travel brush and it has a lot of backbone.

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 10-31-2018, 12:18 PM
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(10-31-2018, 10:46 AM)punchy Wrote:
(10-31-2018, 03:51 AM)Snuff Wrote: I have many synthetic brushes but only the Simpson Chubby 2 has what you want (except for the price then  Sad )

I looked at the Simpson Chubby 2 and apparently its bristles are made from badger hair not synthetic materials.

Look again Wink

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 10-31-2018, 02:27 PM
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You want one that says synthetic bristles, or synthetic badger 

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 10-31-2018, 05:45 PM
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BullGoose sells the 'Scanlon." It is a small brush, but with surprisingly good backbone.  I wish they would make a larger sized one and I would happily pay double for it.

The Chubby 2 synthetic and the Mule K257 models also have a decent backbone.

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 11-05-2018, 03:45 AM
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(10-31-2018, 10:08 AM)chazt Wrote:
(10-31-2018, 08:38 AM)wimbouman Wrote: Simpsons Chubby 2 comes to mind.
And I just replied to a post by a member who found his Duke too stiff / not able to splay.

I initially thought the same of my Chubby 2. That is, until I learned how to apply just the right amount of pressure to make it splay. As with all things wet shaving, there's a learning curve.

Exactly!
It does take a few minute tweaks to the routine, but it works like a charm.

It is a staple in my dopp kit, great brush.

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