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I had one for a little while, but it was a pure and I found it too scritchy for my taste. The handle shape (it was a Berkeley 46) wasn't my favorite in hand. My hand wants handles that are shaped more similarly to an Omega 48, but made of resin. That's how I ended up with the Made Rites I have now.
As I look at the lineup of brushes they make, I think I like the idea of having one better than actually having one. I keep looking at them but I can't resign myself to spending the money to get one. I'm too much of a philistine to appreciate the higher quality of their knots, and lots of folks make nice turned resin handles. The shapes of their handles do not look optimal for my preferences to my eye. And, to be petty, I don't like stickers on the handle body where I have to hold it.
So, after all that rambling, I'd say it's unlikely I'd ever get another. But it's me, not them.
I must admit that I am a Simpson’s Chubby fan.
Chubby 2 Super
Chubby 2 Best
Chubby 3 Best
Chubby 3 Best
Travel Brush Super
I personally really like the ivory resin handle, dense knot, badger hair and classic style. I’ve been face lathering with Tabac or Stirling soap although I can just as easily bowl lather. It seems to be that face lathering is just a little faster for the daily shave before work.
When I start looking around at other brushes I find myself looking for a similar ivory resin handle and dense knot. The Chubby 2 is my benchmark to which all other badger brushes will be compared.
Got four in my stash left:
Polo 8 in the old 2-band super (stupidly sold my PJ and T2 in this hair)
Polo, M6 and T3 are my favorite handles from Simpson, never cared for the Chubbies, guess with carpal tunnel and arthritis, one prefers certain shapes that are easy to hold, and the Chubby style is not such.
Eagle G2: fantastic brush and great value
Classic 1: face lather beast
chubby 1 in Best, super and manchurian: my favorite brush size
Chubby 2 in Best and Super
Milk Churn: least favorite, too big handle but still very unique