11-24-2012, 05:44 PM
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I called it "The Clash of the Titans": The Manchurian Chubby 3 vs. its near-twin M & F 33mm "Chubby 3" made with Rooney Finest hair. The Manchurian arrived a few days ago and I posted how impressed I was with the workmanship and how much I liked the brush.

Well, Titan #2 arrived today and it is equally impressive. Excellent workmanship, very soft tips and ultra-strong backbone. The M & F bloomed more than the Manchurian.

Which one do I prefer? It is too soon to tell. The M & F's tips are definitely softer, but the stronger backbone may be a bit too much and cause irritation when I face-lather. I figure I need to use each brush 6 times to know which I prefer. Of course, my hope is that they are different but equally enjoyable.
           

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 11-24-2012, 05:50 PM
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That's really a beautiful brush. I'll look forward to hearing the comparison.

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 11-24-2012, 07:39 PM
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Wow, that is a monster!! Good luck with it.

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 11-24-2012, 09:53 PM
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It is a big beauty for sure, I too look forward to comparison thoughts. Is this a NOS M&F with Finest hair or the new grade of "close to finest" as stated by Classic Shaving?

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 11-24-2012, 10:51 PM
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A friend who was originally interested in this brush was told directly by Lee Sabini that this is REAL Rooney Finest hair. He then passed the information to me and told me "You have to buy this brush".

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 11-25-2012, 12:03 AM
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What a stunning brush!

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 11-25-2012, 12:26 AM
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(11-24-2012, 10:51 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: A friend who was originally interested in this brush was told directly by Lee Sabini that this is REAL Rooney Finest hair. He then passed the information to me and told me "You have to buy this brush".

I was that friend Smile
I recommended Bob this brush, as I own the little brother - 29 mm knot Rooney Finest, and will order the bigger one tomorrow.
The 29 mm version of this is the best brush I have EVER used, hands down !
I have not tested all my 50+ brushes thoroughly, but this just performed great from the get go - 10/10

Since Bob likes bigger brushes, I told him: GET THAT BRUSH NOW !

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 11-25-2012, 02:06 AM
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[Image: MFs.jpg]

It seems like there is everything to recreate the Rooney Finest, the handles and now the hair!

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 11-25-2012, 03:24 AM
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Congrats bob!

Claus, How does the Manchurian compare to the 2 band?

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 11-25-2012, 06:52 AM
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(11-25-2012, 02:06 AM)Sodapopjones Wrote: [Image: MFs.jpg]

It seems like there is everything to recreate the Rooney Finest, the handles and now the hair!

Hello Aaron, those are two beautiful looking brushes Lee has made for you. Enjoy.


Charles U.K

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 11-25-2012, 02:46 PM
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(11-25-2012, 06:52 AM)whatmorebrushs Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 02:06 AM)Sodapopjones Wrote: [Image: MFs.jpg]

It seems like there is everything to recreate the Rooney Finest, the handles and now the hair!

Hello Aaron, those are two beautiful looking brushes Lee has made for you. Enjoy.


Charles U.K

Thanks Charles, but they're not my brushes!

I wouldn't mind the one on the right stuffed with Rooney "Finest" Cool

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 11-25-2012, 09:59 PM
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(11-24-2012, 10:51 PM)vocalistbob Wrote: A friend who was originally interested in this brush was told directly by Lee Sabini that this is REAL Rooney Finest hair. He then passed the information to me and told me "You have to buy this brush".

Thanks for clarifying, enjoy that great brush!

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 11-26-2012, 09:37 PM
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(11-25-2012, 03:24 AM)hedonist222 Wrote: Congrats bob!

Claus, How does the Manchurian compare to the 2 band?

The 2 Manchurians I currently own are a good deal softer at the tips, and have less backbone - but still a great deal of backbone.

The D01 2-band is a VERY rough burhs hair type - especially in lofts lower than 50 mm. Very rugged tips and a lot of backbone.

Some would say that even Pure Badger hair feels softer than D01 2-band hair...........I almost agree.

D01 2-Band is definitely an acquired taste - if you want to try and order one, get it in 25 mm knot size and minimum 54 mm loft.
An ordinary badger brush would feel kind of floppy with these measures, but not the D01 2-band, trust me on this Wink

Manchurian: The brush a guy like George Clooney would use.
D01 2-Band: The brush a guy like John Wayne would use.

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 11-26-2012, 11:57 PM
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(11-26-2012, 09:37 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(11-25-2012, 03:24 AM)hedonist222 Wrote: Congrats bob!

Claus, How does the Manchurian compare to the 2 band?

The 2 Manchurians I currently own are a good deal softer at the tips, and have less backbone - but still a great deal of backbone.

The D01 2-band is a VERY rough burhs hair type - especially in lofts lower than 50 mm. Very rugged tips and a lot of backbone.

Some would say that even Pure Badger hair feels softer than D01 2-band hair...........I almost agree.

D01 2-Band is definitely an acquired taste - if you want to try and order one, get it in 25 mm knot size and minimum 54 mm loft.
An ordinary badger brush would feel kind of floppy with these measures, but not the D01 2-band, trust me on this Wink

Manchurian: The brush a guy like George Clooney would use.
D01 2-Band: The brush a guy like John Wayne would use.


Thanks but I had meant Simpsons Manchruian vs Simpsons 2 band.

Apologies for not being clearer.

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 11-27-2012, 05:32 AM
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I can only compare my Chubby 3 Manchurian with my Chubby 2 2-band (my Chubby 3 2-band is on order). The 2-band is softer all the way around - both tips and backbone.

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 11-27-2012, 03:58 PM
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(11-27-2012, 05:32 AM)vocalistbob Wrote: I can only compare my Chubby 3 Manchurian with my Chubby 2 2-band (my Chubby 3 2-band is on order). The 2-band is softer all the way around - both tips and backbone.

I agree with Bob.

I actually prefer Simpson 2-band over Manchurian, but only by very little.

I only bought Manchurian to see what all the hype was about - it's great, but 2-Band from Simpson is greater.

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 11-27-2012, 07:00 PM
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(11-27-2012, 03:58 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(11-27-2012, 05:32 AM)vocalistbob Wrote: I can only compare my Chubby 3 Manchurian with my Chubby 2 2-band (my Chubby 3 2-band is on order). The 2-band is softer all the way around - both tips and backbone.

I agree with Bob.

I actually prefer Simpson 2-band over Manchurian, but only by very little.

I only bought Manchurian to see what all the hype was about - it's great, but 2-Band from Simpson is greater.

The scratch kills it for me.

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 11-28-2012, 12:24 AM
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What scratch? in Manchurian??

Absolutely no scratch.

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 11-28-2012, 12:30 AM
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(11-28-2012, 12:24 AM)hedonist222 Wrote: What scratch? in Manchurian??

Absolutely no scratch.

I feel it.

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 11-28-2012, 12:44 AM
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(11-28-2012, 12:30 AM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(11-28-2012, 12:24 AM)hedonist222 Wrote: What scratch? in Manchurian??

Absolutely no scratch.

I feel it.

Maybe compared to my Crabtree & Evelyn pure and Wee Scott Best, the Manchurian feels like there is no scratch.

But then again I am very well aware of these things. I've refused to buy a pair of Gucci shoes because the leather was stiffer in that model than in the previous year's model.

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