The price difference between the M7 and the CH3 in Super is 60 Pounds.
The size is 22 mm for the M7 and 29 mm for the CH3. The area of the CH is 74% larger that the M7,
so the price difference is truly depending on the more hair used in the CH3.
BTW, the M 7 is 175 pounds and the CH3 is 235 pounds, both in super, I don't think the difference is that bad.
Info on prices and knot size is directly from Simpson's website.
The exchange rate is $1.37 per Pound, makes the M7 $240 and the chubby3 $322 buying it from Simpson.
They charge whatever gullible people will pay for a fistful of Chinese badger bristle in a plastic handle. It has very little correlation with production costs.Does 8mm difference in knot size take $150 more worth of hair? Are there different grades of silvertip and super badger? Does the handle cost more to produce?
Then call me and hundreds of others on this forum “gullible”.They charge whatever gullible people will pay for a fistful of Chinese badger bristle in a plastic handle. It has very little correlation with production costs.
Lol, me too. It's called value based pricing. Essentially charging whatever people are prepared to pay, as opposed to cost based pricing.Then call me and hundreds of others on this forum “gullible”.
A high end brush with a dense knot of the best Manchurian or Silvertip Badger is WORTH a lot more to me than a cheap and less densely packed pure or no name badger knot.
Go to ahead and spend hundreds on a brush if it makes you happy, just don't kid yourself that it cost that much more to make than a cheap brush.