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Firstly let me say from the off that I bought this brush knowing full well its sad history of being an eBay purchase that went wrong and turned out to be a shedder.

I purchased this from a TSR member in the UK who fully disclosed the shedding issues and I bought it for a reasonable price to possibly have Simpson re knot . Having subsequently seen the prices for a re knot I feel It's barely worth having it re knotted by Simpson once postage both ways and VAT are added to the initial cost of the job.

So I thought , I'll just use it until it becomes unusable as with the first use it only shed a few hairs during the shave and a few once dry. However now it's losing dozens of hairs per use during and a bit less when dry and before anyone says I must be mashing the knot etc , I'm not and I use it carefully , dry it gently and store it properly.
I was wondering what peoples thoughts are or if they have experience of this as I haven't , normally when a brush sheds in my experience ; it will shed full length hairs but this one is shedding hairs of all different lengths. It sheds long full hairs from root to tip and hairs of various lengths from as short as a cm to an inch and everything in between.

Does anyone have any ideas on why this could be the case or has experience of this in the past from any badger brushes not just the Simpson Chubby line of brushes?
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#2
I have a Simpson Duke 2 and just about all the hair from the center of the brush is now gone ... I have never abused the brush and have probably had it about 2 years and used it sparingly ... I have always been interested in the chubby line but after my duke lost over half of its hair I just don't want to take the risk of it shedding all its hair too

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#3
(This post was last modified: 04-24-2016, 09:15 PM by brucered.)
It isn't exclusive to Simpson, so I wouldn't discount the brand. If you were the original owner, it was within a reasonable timeframe, they would likely re-knot or replace for free.

Once a shedder, always a shedder. I have not seen or read any way to stop it.

Chalk it up to lesson learned. Don't buy a shedder and re-knots cost almost as much as new.

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I agree with @"Bruce". All you can do is pretty much use it until is not worth using.
#5
Either send it to Simpson and pay the high price, or remove the knot and put a knot in yourself. TGN and others offer quite nice affordable knots.

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Well you have got advice from a pioneer in the brush making business Rudy Vey

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(This post was last modified: 04-25-2016, 05:23 AM by celestino.)
(04-24-2016, 09:27 PM)Rudy Vey Wrote: Either send it to Simpson and pay the high price, or remove the knot and put a knot in yourself. TGN and others offer quite nice affordable knots.
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Good luck.
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#8
Thanks for the input guys. Rod Neep in the UK said he doesn't usually re knot other makers brushes but if I'm stuck he would. I'll drop him a line. Thanks.

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#9

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(04-25-2016, 05:23 AM)celestino Wrote:
(04-24-2016, 09:27 PM)Rudy Vey Wrote: Either send it to Simpson and pay the high price, or remove the knot and put a knot in yourself. TGN and others offer quite nice affordable knots.
+1  

Good luck.

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(04-25-2016, 10:45 AM)1morepasswill Wrote: Thanks for the input guys. Rod Neep in the UK said he doesn't usually re knot other makers brushes but if I'm stuck he would. I'll drop him a line. Thanks.

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Since it is pretty much junk without it, why not go for it yourself? It's kind of fun, and you really aren't risking anything but the cost of the knot if you screw it up. (Which you won't)


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