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New budget Simpson synthetic: Trafalgar

How do you think the Duke 3 synthetic compares to the Chubby 1 synthetic?
Chubby 1 or 2? The Chubby 1 is obviously smaller with shorter loft. It's small but not that small, about the same as the Trafalgar T1. I like it a lot. The Duke 3 has the same 50mm loft as the Chubby 2 but because of the smaller knot size if feels longer, and smaller on the face. I like them all and they are all just that bit different from each other.


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For folks owning both the T2 and T3, would you consider the main difference just the size or is there also a distinct difference in splay/backbone?
 
I need the T3 in my life............we will see though, I've already acquired three brushes this year, I have a tough time justifying money on a brush when it only gets used once a week or less sometimes. Idle money sitting tied up in a product doesn't sit well with me.

However that T3 appears to be a poor mans Chubby.
 
My T3 arrived today (yea!) but it doesn't fit my brush/razor stand... :sad:
Can someone who has a T3 tell me what the diameter of the waist is on this brush, please?

Thanks, in advance!
 
I recently purchased the T2 and it feels like the perfect size for me. I wear a beard so I only shave my neck, upper cheeks and under my lower lip. It looks to me like I would have a difficult time controlling where I want the lather and where I don’t with the T3. This is not a problem with the T2. It lathers very well with my soaps and creams in a bowl which is my preferred method. I have also discovered that I prefer synthetics to badger. I can’t stand pokey or scritchy. My neck skin is very sensitive and natural hairs feel like I am pre-irritating my skin before shaving. The soft and luxurious feeling of the T2 provides me with a very pleasant shaving experience. YMMV
 

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Gents, the main reason why I got the T3 was to just have the entire Trafalgar Series on display on my shelves. Honestly, I thought it was way too big for my tastes, especially considering the knot diameter. But synthetics hold much less water compared to denser badgers and also behave differently. Hence, I was wrong and after the very fist shave the T3 felt simply "right". I love the T3 so much now that it has become my favourite in the Trafalgal Series.
 

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T3 in the house!

And it feels GREAT; just about as big as Yaqi Mysterious Space 26mm and the Techichi Hive 26mm... Yet those fit a 26mm wide stand. T3 does not, definitely 28mm or so.


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