You are the 2nd person to reference Chubby 0.5 for the Classic 2 (CL2), but the Simpson website states Chubby 1.5, unless I am reading this incorrectly. Either way, it makes no sense really.
I will likely use it as a work brush, or send it back and tell them to keep this as an example of what a Pure Badger looks and feels like. I do not feel like putting up a fight as they don’t seem to understand why I would be upset. Pretty bad customer service to be honest.
I do like the other Simpson Brushes I own (4 now), but that is likely it. I’ll go to other makers that are more consistent after this.
In this degraded age I am happy that Simpsons still sell untreated brushes. I like rustic. Part of Simpsons charm is that they are natural, and natural means no two specimens are identical.
I am surprised and disappointed by that. I know and accept Simpson knots to be variable, especially in best, that for me is a part of their charm, but I cannot accept gel tips as a part of that variety. If it is only in the Super or 2 band SiLVERTiP range then that will not be a problem for me as I do not favour those grades. Do you know if gel tips have been observed in Best or Manchurian grade? If so then I will no longer be purchasing them if I cannot first inspect the brush.I doubt whether all Simpson brushes are untreated. I have a Simpson Chubby1 Super Badger with gel-like tips and it doesn't feel natural. It's a similar Chubby1 Super Badger as in this thread.
Advice on Simpson chubby 1 super badger | Badger & Blade (badgerandblade.com)
I have also shown my Super Badger in this thread below and you can see the hair very well. The tips of the Super Badger are very scratchy and hooked in the dry state. When wet and lathered, the tips are very soft.
Remember the Northlands with the coloured protective coating (Blue or red?) on the bottom of the blade? Different colour for different flex IIRC. I loved those sticks!PS- I still own 2 Northland Pro and one Victoriaville wooden hockey sticks. So yeah, I like Simpsons' natural badger in all its quirkiness.
When that starts to happen, it can be a build up of soap in the base of the knot. It happens. Try giving it a 15 minute soak in Dawn, then a 15 minute soak in 4 to 1 water to white vinegar bath, then again with the 15 minute Dawn soak. Rinse well after each bath with warm water. The soap residue can dry out and start to rot the bristles deep in the knot if you don't rinse thoroughly after each use.I love my Classic 2 in best, but it has started to lose 1 or 2 hairs each shave. Doesn’t sound like much, but none of my others shed hairs at all (except my two Chubby 2 brushes) but that is a story for another time! Is shedding 1 or 2 hairs a shave acceptable to you guys?
Where about did you find this pill bottle? I have tried several places in my city but they were either just too small or way to big.I made a comment in another Simpson related thread this morning and mentioned that the Simpson Classic 2 Best rarely gets mentioned on B&B. I stumbled upon this little brush on the Simpson site after trying numerous Simpson brushes.
My first Simpson brush purchase was the Chubby 1 Best and found it too small. Next was the Chubby 2 Best and found it too big. I tried a few other Simpson brushes including the 57 Best, 46 Best, Duke 3 Best, Chubby 2 SiLVERTiP etc. All were very nice brushes and I could have easily settled with any one. When I say too big or too small, I'm talking handle size, knot width, height, density, and/or a combination of all of the above. I am pretty particular about brush size, so subtle nuances can make a big difference (you probably already knew this if you have bought more than one brush).
When reading up on the Simpson site, I noticed under the description of the Classic 2, "often referred to as the Chubby 1.5". This sounded like it was an ideal brush, so I made the purchase. What a great little brush the Classic 2 Best has turned out to be. It is excellent for face lathering, with density and backbone above its small size and fits in a little pill bottle as my travel brush. My other Simpson brush that I kept is the Duke 3 Manchurian at 3 times the cost of the Classic 2 Best. If someone is on a budget and wants a terrific Simpson brush, the Classic 2 Best is a great choice. I love my Duke 3 Manchurian, but I can say that my Classic 2 is not too far behind in what I prefer in a brush, which is good backbone, density, scrub, not scritch, not too large or small and good to hold in the hand while face lathering.
A couple of pics for your viewing pleasure. One next to the Duke 3 and the other in the pill bottle ready to travel.
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There you have it, a little love the for the Simpson Classic 2 Best on a Wednesday morning.
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PM me. If you are in the CONUS, I will send you one.Where about did you find this pill bottle? I have tried several places in my city but they were either just too small or way to big.
Thank you in advance.
Oh and I should be receiving my Classic 2 (second one) by the end of the week or early next week. Very excited to try it, as although I am not thrilled with my current one due to the prickly feel, everything else I do like about it.