04-18-2013, 04:01 PM
  • German
  • Simpson 2 Band Aficionado
  • USA
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VB has a new Rooney Heritage 2 Band on sale: The "Highlander" Size 2. 24/50mm knot. I have not bought a new Rooney Heritage in a while. I own Alibaba Size 3 in both Heritage 3 and 2 Band and a Stubby 1 from the original "gel" batch. I owned and sold a 1XL (gel batch) and an Emillion 2 from a later batch. I was wondering how the "3rd Generation" Heritage 2 Band - as advertised by Jim - would perform.

Below are some pictures. The brush is a medium dense, fan shaped brush. More dense than the Stubby range , less than the 1XL - a sweet spot?

The later Heritage batches have been more scrubby than the early "gel" batch. Scrubby with a bit of a scritch, no scratch.

The latest batch - advertised as closer to Rooney Finest - feels similar to the previous one, i.e. scrubby with a slight scritch but not uncomfortable on the skin. The knot feels and looks very similar to the Emillion 2 I used to own. The shorter handle, however, makes it more suited for face lathering than the Emillion handle. The "gel" days are clearly a matter of the past. Those who own one and like it - hold on to it --- seems there won't be any more like this.

Overall the "Highlander" is a very nice brush. The last pictures shows it next to a Thäter 4125/1 fan. The knots are very similar in size and density - but the Thäter has without any doubt the SOFTER tips.

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 04-18-2013, 04:15 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Aka the "Macleod" brush!

Highlander... There can be only one!


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 04-18-2013, 08:46 PM
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Thanks for trying out this brush and reporting!

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 04-18-2013, 09:43 PM
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(04-18-2013, 04:01 PM)German Wrote: The last pictures shows it next to a Thäter 4125/1 fan.

Interesting handle design. A Rooney with a classic style and a modern touch.

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 04-19-2013, 04:43 AM
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Loved that show. The head thing was a little over the top!

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