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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Thug » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:21 pm

Congratulations Dini. A superb collection!!

I'm still very much frightened of the GBP price of those Manchurian Badgers and to be honest, I'd rather spend the money on a quality razor, which, if I look after it, can be handed down to grandsons etc.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:43 pm

Wow! Fantastic brushes Dini :drool:
This is how my Grandfather shaved
This is how my Father shaved
This is how I shave.


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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:59 pm

I have been using my chubby 2 for the last few shaves trying to break it in properly ( seeing as I shave every 2nd/3rd day its going to be a while ) .

Just some thoughts and observations below . Will try and post a pic later as I see photobucket ate my earlier pic .

- the handle is great . very ergonomic
- the brush is taking forever to get rid of the funky badger smell
- seems to drop a few hairs every shave .
- using this brush with creams is a hilarious . It eats all the lather , like just mysteriously gobbles it up . this brush would be ideal with those soaps that you need to finish as it uses a lot of products . The amount of lather it releases during rinsing is astounding .
- Its very much a learning curve with brushes as dense and large as this .

I shall continue trying to use it almost exclusively till the end of the year , mostly just to try and master using this floor mop for dwarfs .
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby ShavingB » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:20 pm

@dini which Chubby 2 is it?

My Chubby 2 in Manchurian has taken a lot of Shaves to break in, it was very stiff in the beginning but now it’s just an awesome brush!

For some reason I can’t see your previous Pictures in this thread on Tapatalk.

I also like to do daily hand lathers to speed up a break in of a brush.


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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:49 pm

Its the best grade , SB .
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby ShavingB » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:54 pm

dini wrote:Its the best grade , SB .


I don't see that taking too long to break in, my Chubby 1 best was good after just a few shaves. Its a great little brush.

You do need to load the hell out of the Chubby 2 but then you are rewarded with tons of lather. But I have soo much soap that I don't think I'll ever finish it all if I never bought another puck :o:::
Then again I like to stick to harder soaps with the Chubby 2. I could load the whole tub of TOBS in one shave if I'm not careful.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Thug » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:39 pm

Although I really like the Chubby series of brushes, I think that that the knot is too big for my own personal tastes. I prefer a maximum sized knot of 26mm.
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby ShavingB » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:59 pm

My Simpson Collection:

The density of the Cubby 2 is very very satisfying. The Chubby 2 Manchurian is in a complete different league and is the brush that opened my mind to the potential of a great shaving brush.

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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:33 am

Some choice picks there , SB . Is that a Duke 3 in horn ? :surprised

I really did not like the the Manchurian hair at first but now having a Duke 3 and Tulip 3 in manchurain has shown me how wrong my initial impression was .
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby ShavingB » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:06 am

dini wrote:Some choice picks there , SB . Is that a Duke 3 in horn ? :surprised

I really did not like the the Manchurian hair at first but now having a Duke 3 and Tulip 3 in manchurain has shown me how wrong my initial impression was .


Thanks @dini. Yes it is natural buffalo horn. I saw it for sale as a slight second and jumped at it. The horn tends to have tiny imperfections as it is a natural product. Part of the character.

The Manchurian really takes a substantial amount of use to break in. It’s a tough hair but screams quality. It’s a bit scrubby in the beginning, especially the Chubby 2, but it just gets better every use.
If you like the Manchurian, you’ll like the Declaration Brushes I think.


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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Mikaar » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:31 pm

ShavingB wrote:My Simpson Collection:

The density of the Cubby 2 is very very satisfying. The Chubby 2 Manchurian is in a complete different league and is the brush that opened my mind to the potential of a great shaving brush.

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Very nice Simpson’s collection ShavingB!


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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:13 pm

ShavingB wrote:My Simpson Collection:

The density of the Cubby 2 is very very satisfying. The Chubby 2 Manchurian is in a complete different league and is the brush that opened my mind to the potential of a great shaving brush.

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All superb ShavingB!

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This is how my Grandfather shaved
This is how my Father shaved
This is how I shave.


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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby dini » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:25 pm

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One of todays new arrivals . I bought this brush and it was way to floppy and moppy for me , so tried sell it but that didnt work out .

I liked the handle so , i sent it off to Simpsons for a reknot with a chubby style knot . We shall see how it performs in the next few weeks .
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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Thug » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm

Very nice Dini.

What type of hair did Mark use?


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Re: Simpson Brushes

Postby Clouds » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:27 am

Very nice @Dini - use it well
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