01-01-2019, 03:14 PM
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After a couple of months engaged in this DE effort I have decided I prefer synthetic brushes (except for hard soaps… then Boar). I have accumulated a few and was pleased that I could get a very usable synthetic for 10 to 20 dollars.

I kept hearing talk of the Chubby 2 and thought it to be justifying talk for having spent so much on a synthetic brush. I saw a pre-owned (we call them used where I come from) Chubby 2 for 55 dollars. I thought way too much… but I bought it any way.

Money well spent.







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 01-01-2019, 03:20 PM
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It appears that your experience is among synthetics and boars only. I don't mean to criticize, just to clarify. I drive reasonably-priced cars so have no experience with Mercedes or Jaguar.

When you get a badger (any badger) you will feel the difference. This is especially so with the Chubby.

You get what you pay for.

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 01-01-2019, 03:53 PM
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(01-01-2019, 03:20 PM)slackskin Wrote: It appears that your experience is among synthetics and boars only. I don't mean to criticize, just to clarify. I drive reasonably-priced cars so have no experience with Mercedes or Jaguar.

When you get a badger (any badger) you will feel the difference. This is especially so with the Chubby.

You get what you pay for.


Answer is, it depends.  My Stirling finest badger cost 1/4 of my chubby 2 synthetic and the stirling, imo, is much nicer.

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 01-01-2019, 03:55 PM
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To OP - My apologies. I stand corrected. Did not realize the Chubby 2 comes in both badger and synth.

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 01-01-2019, 05:19 PM
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In my opinion, Chubby 2 = best synthetic brush available.

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 01-01-2019, 08:01 PM
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(01-01-2019, 05:19 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: In my opinion, Chubby 2 = best synthetic brush available.

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 01-01-2019, 08:18 PM
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  • Obie
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(01-01-2019, 05:19 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: In my opinion, Chubby 2 = best synthetic brush available.

Gentlemen,
I concur with my friend Ricardgo. There are scores of synthetic brushes, everything from the big and the small labels to the custom made. Some are good and some not so. Some are denser than others, some splay more, and some have softer tips. The Simpson Chubby 2 synthetic is a dense brush with good backbone, splays I think just enough, and the tips are pure silk . Indeed, it is an exceptional synthetic brush. I am tempted to buy a second one.

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 01-02-2019, 05:25 AM
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(01-01-2019, 05:19 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: In my opinion, Chubby 2 = best synthetic brush available.

If it had a larger more ergonomic handle, I would tend to agree.

The Chubby 2 handle is painfully unergonomic and small for my preferences unfortunately.

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 01-02-2019, 07:45 AM
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Chubby 2 synth has my vote, a unique and wonderful brush.

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 01-02-2019, 08:40 AM
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My favoured synthetic is an AP Shaving Synbad. It’s the best synthetic I’ve tried to date,but in no way is it as good as my badgers and boars. I don’t like the Simpson Chubby badger range because of their excessive density and backbone. In consequence, I do not propose trying a Chubby synthetic which appears to have those attributes as well. But, each to his own, so only you can decide what’s best for you.

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 01-02-2019, 12:01 PM
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@ Obie..
What loft and knot shape do you have?

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 01-02-2019, 12:23 PM
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(01-02-2019, 12:01 PM)morecolor Wrote: @ Obie..
What loft and knot shape do you have?
The knot size and loft on my brush, and the on the Chubby 2 synthetics in general, are:

Knot     27mm
Loft      50mm
handle  44mm

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 01-02-2019, 12:56 PM
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(01-02-2019, 12:23 PM)Obie Wrote:
(01-02-2019, 12:01 PM)morecolor Wrote: @ Obie..
What loft and knot shape do you have?
The knot size and loft on my brush, and the on the Chubby 2 synthetics in general, are:

Knot     27mm
Loft      50mm
handle  44mm
^^^

Thanks Obie.
I think I have seen 54mm lofts mentioned and hybrid shaped knots, also. Maybe it's the current batch?

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 01-10-2019, 09:51 AM
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Anyone know the chances of finding the higher-lofted Chubby 2 synthetics? I bought a Chubby 2 synthetic a few weeks ago. I do like it, but I definitely think it would be a much better brush at closer to a 54mm loft. Mine has the 50mm loft. It produces a fantastic lather and releases it surprisingly well. But I have sensitive skin, and using enough pressure to splay the bristles causes the brush to be a little too aggressive against my skin. If I can't find a higher lofted Chubby 2, I think the Muhle/EJ XL Silvertip Fibre brushes will remain my favorite.

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 01-11-2019, 08:42 AM
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(01-02-2019, 07:45 AM)morr Wrote: Chubby 2 synth has my vote, a unique and wonderful brush.


I agree, one of the best synthetics to date

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 01-11-2019, 12:18 PM
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(01-10-2019, 09:51 AM)vadim Wrote: Anyone know the chances of finding the higher-lofted Chubby 2 synthetics? I bought a Chubby 2 synthetic a few weeks ago. I do like it, but I definitely think it would be a much better brush at closer to a 54mm loft. Mine has the 50mm loft. It produces a fantastic lather and releases it surprisingly well. But I have sensitive skin, and using enough pressure to splay the bristles causes the brush to be a little too aggressive against my skin. If I can't find a higher lofted Chubby 2, I think the Muhle/EJ XL Silvertip Fibre brushes will remain my favorite.

If soft is your bag, take a look at the Mother Lode knot available from Elite Razor.

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