Loves a smelly brush
I love the Manchurian for what it is, however if I had to choose between my Chubby 2 in Manchurian and my Chubby 2 in 2-Band SiLVERTiP, the 2-Band would take the win without a second thought. It's much more luxurious. The Manchurian is a scrub machine that eventually breaks in to softer tips which is what is fun about it. Still doesn't match the luxury of the 2-Band, however.What's the consensus between the current manchurian and 2 band silvertip? I just received the T1 in 2 band and it seems pretty good (maiden voyage will be later today or tomorrow). I can tell the knot is a little small for my tastes, but I knew that going in. Will make a great travel brush.
As predicted, I am looking at larger brushes again. Either another Chubby 2 or a Duke 3 in either 2 band silvertip or Manchurian hair. I have had one brush in manchurian years ago and I recall it having tons of backbone but just a bit too much scritch for my liking, so it was sold off. Are the current manchurian brushes still like this? Which hair type is softer?