03-21-2013, 04:46 PM
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  • Teiste
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I think I have scored a heck of a lot of a well made shaving brush.If my information is right , It seems I have a 2006 Rooney super badger shaving brush.For what I understand , R.A. Rooney was bought by Mr Lee Sabini back in 2005 , so it seems this is one of the first brushes he could have made.

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My devotion for the Rooney/M&F/T&H serie 1 handles is great , as many of you alredy know , and what a pleasure it to own one of these ones , which seems to be from the very first batches of the serie 1 handles.

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And maybe some of you could ask , how does he knows that the brush is from the first Rooney batches? Well , I dont know if this is right or not , but it seems that the first batches of Rooney serie 1 brushes had a taller loft than current ones.This one has a loft over 53 mm , while the current ones (for what I also understand) has a loft shorter than 50 mm.

This brush has the following measures (approx.) :
  • 24 mm knot
  • 53/54 mm loft
  • 100 mm total height

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The super badger hair used in this brush is also very different than the silvertip used in current batches.This one is closer to Semogue's "Selected silvertip" or even shavemac's D01 silvertip (the tips arent as white)

The hair density ? A pic better than a 1000 words :

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Yes , its very , very dense of hair , and the knot shaped is fan , so perfect for facelathering.

I haven't used it yet , since I'm still testing two band brushes this week , but Im looking forward to do so next week and enjoy this heck of a lot of shaving brush.

I will be reporting back.

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 03-21-2013, 04:55 PM
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  • tgutc
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Nice looking brush which for me looks like the perfect size too.

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 03-21-2013, 05:18 PM
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  • ben74
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Great brush and great review Teiste!

My Rooney 3 band Super brushes have wonderful density and softness to them.

None of them herald from recent production.

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 03-21-2013, 08:01 PM
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Mano, great looking brush! Biggrin

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 03-22-2013, 12:16 AM
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  • ben74
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Here is one of mine...

   

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 03-22-2013, 08:11 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Teiste

That is one gorgeous looking shaving brush, plus I look forward to hearing how the Super Badger knot performs...

If you require a second opinion on its performance, I'm happy to help out and take one for the team Wink

Take care, Mike

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 03-22-2013, 08:22 AM
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  • Teiste
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(03-22-2013, 08:11 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Teiste

That is one gorgeous looking shaving brush, plus I look forward to hearing how the Super Badger knot performs...

If you require a second opinion on its performance, I'm happy to help out and take one for the team Wink

Take care, Mike

That can be arranged , my friend.Biggrin You have a brush I really want to try too (and take another one for the team)Biggrin

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 03-22-2013, 08:31 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(03-22-2013, 08:22 AM)Teiste Wrote: That can be arranged , my friend.Biggrin You have a brush I really want to try too (and take another one for the team)Biggrin

Hi Teiste

I like the sound of that... I'll drop you a PM and sort out the details Cheers

Take care, Mike

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 03-22-2013, 12:53 PM
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  • Bony
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Great review Teiste ! How many variety of this handle Rooney style 1 exist ? I know only 1,2and 3 ! I read on 5/27/12 review for
T&H posted by you measures of 55mm handle height for size 2 .Thank you in advance !

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 03-23-2013, 07:37 AM
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  • Teiste
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(03-22-2013, 12:53 PM)Bony Wrote: Great review Teiste ! How many variety of this handle Rooney style 1 exist ? I know only 1,2and 3 ! I read on 5/27/12 review for
T&H posted by you measures of 55mm handle height for size 2 .Thank you in advance !

Bony , you are right , and 55 mm is not the right size for the handle height , sorry about that.
It seems also that the new 1/2 handles are a little bit taller than the old handles , for what I have been told.
Let me get a set of calipers , and I will be able to give the right measures.

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