The knot of Manchuria seems a mixture of bulb and fan
Sorry if I do not understand some words use translator..Luis.
Just a recap of my experience so far with this new brush.....
To my surprise it's not quite fan shaped like my 2 Duke 2 in best are, but more dome/bulb shaped, which supposedly should not be the best for face lathering.
FYI this brush is bought for face lathering and face lathering ALONE.
Have now used it 5 times and this is now my preferred face lather brush over the other 8 brushed or so I've tried. Used it with Red Proraso last night, and WOW what a brush and WOW what a good shaving cream. Take a part AOS Sandalwood and a part DR Harris Marlborough and you have the scent of red Proraso. Fantastic product used with an amazing brush :)
Doesn't feel hard or prickly at all. Prefer the feel over the Best Hair feel by far. It holds the water better than Duke 2, and the knot size just fits my face a little bit better.
Only problem is that I have it placed in a stand on the wall and that this stand sort of squeezes the brush hairs a bit.....ohhh well Simpssons brushes are not meant to hang but stand but still...
I have nothing negative to say about this brush. It performed perfect from the first shave, no smell of funk or badger.
I rinsed it in citrus scented soap and soaked it for 4-5 hours before first use.
Handle is perfect too. Best handle shape yet for me for face lathering purpose !
Brush hairs: 10/10
Latherability and massage: 10/10
The perfect face lather brush for me, beating former no. 1 one, The Duke 2 in Best by some.....
Simpson's two-band bristles are amazing. i have a Chubby 1 in two-band and it is one of the softest brushes with great backbone. i find they do not splay as much as other brands, in my opinion.
Laughter, love and shaving!
Just got a duke 3 two-band. This is my first simpson in two-band. The tips are very soft, nice backbone. I'm not liking the bulb shape however, wish it were fan shaped like the dukes in best.