08-23-2013, 09:03 AM
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  • pc4406
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I just noticed that Classic Shaving now has M&F brushes listed on their web site.

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 08-23-2013, 09:30 AM
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  • ajw1297
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Just saw that as well, good looking out!

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 08-23-2013, 10:29 AM
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The only photo I can see is of the one that is out of stock (and probably the one I would have wanted to get, the 1/1 Blonde Badger). I also notice they redesigned the site, so maybe they are still loading up photos? I notice a few style 2s and turnbacks and I don't think I've ever seen those under the M&F name (and obviously I still have not because they don't have photos!).

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 08-24-2013, 08:25 AM
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  • Mouser
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This is awesome news. I'm currently in dialogue with Mr. Sabini about a custom, it would be nice to pick up something else as well.
I was very worried when it looked like Rooney was shutting down and Morris & Forndran were nowhere to be found. The shaving world would be a little less beautiful without them, Simpsons notwithstanding.

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 08-29-2013, 10:50 AM
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What makes a Rooney/M&F that much better?

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 08-29-2013, 11:20 AM
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  • Teiste
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(08-29-2013, 10:50 AM)Starkicker Wrote: What makes a Rooney/M&F that much better?

Personal preferences , but theyre great brushes : most of them extra packed with quality badger hair (both the 2 and 3 band) and very nice , well made , sturdy , elegant and classy , good looking handles.

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 08-29-2013, 12:12 PM
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(08-29-2013, 11:20 AM)Teiste Wrote:
(08-29-2013, 10:50 AM)Starkicker Wrote: What makes a Rooney/M&F that much better?

Personal preferences , but theyre great brushes : most of them extra packed with quality badger hair (both the 2 and 3 band) and very nice , well made , sturdy , elegant and classy , good looking handles.

+1 i only have one, but they are extremely well made brushes and their knots are fantastic!

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 08-29-2013, 05:07 PM
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  • ben74
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(08-23-2013, 09:03 AM)pc4406 Wrote: I just noticed that Classic Shaving now has M&F brushes listed on their web site.

CS have been stocking M&F sporadically for some time. So have VintageBlades...

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 08-29-2013, 05:10 PM
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  • ben74
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(08-29-2013, 10:50 AM)Starkicker Wrote: What makes a Rooney/M&F that much better?

Not a question of one being better than the other.

M&F and Rooney have much in common, the main difference is the hair grade offered by Lee, coined "Blonde Badger", but also the quasi-bespoke nature of the M&F business model and the difficulty in obtaining them...

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 08-29-2013, 06:08 PM
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It's nice to see the M&F brushes available somewhere a little more accessible than trying to get in touch with Lee Sabini. I wish Classic Shaving would put photos up though, it would be good to be able to eyeball the knots.

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 08-31-2013, 07:55 AM
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(08-29-2013, 06:08 PM)Mong. Wrote: It's nice to see the M&F brushes available somewhere a little more accessible than trying to get in touch with Lee Sabini. I wish Classic Shaving would put photos up though, it would be good to be able to eyeball the knots.

http://int.classicshaving.com/shaving-br...iIQRzmhlhs

Only one left in stock!

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 08-31-2013, 08:30 AM
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  • grantmm
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  • Draper, Utah
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Are these prices comparable or are they equal to purchasing a brush directly through Lee?

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 08-31-2013, 08:33 AM
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Definitely comparable from what I see.

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 09-01-2013, 08:56 AM
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Is the M&F Style 2 a Persian Jar type handle like the Rooneys.

Classic conveniently has NO picture to go with the listing.

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 09-01-2013, 06:34 PM
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Does anyone have any more info about the quality of hair in the silvertip brushes? I thought M&F were mostly renowned for their Blonde Badger and Finest grades, so I'm wondering where these fall in the spectrum.

I also see that there's a boar amongst the mix. Has anyone got an M&F boar or any info on them?

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 09-21-2013, 11:42 AM
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(09-01-2013, 06:34 PM)Mong. Wrote: Does anyone have any more info about the quality of hair in the silvertip brushes? I thought M&F were mostly renowned for their Blonde Badger and Finest grades, so I'm wondering where these fall in the spectrum.

I also see that there's a boar amongst the mix. Has anyone got an M&F boar or any info on them?
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/67peml3vhmp2w0e/6hzAkUw32W
I just received large brush and after the first test order medium size!

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 09-26-2013, 07:19 PM
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  • ben74
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(09-01-2013, 06:34 PM)Mong. Wrote: Does anyone have any more info about the quality of hair in the silvertip brushes?

Equivalent or same as Rooney 3 band super or silver tip.

(09-01-2013, 06:34 PM)Mong. Wrote: I thought M&F were mostly renowned for their Blonde Badger and Finest grades...

Yes, Blonde Badger is Lee's famed 2 band offering.

The M&F Finest is supposed to be equivalent to the coveted Rooney Finest.

(09-01-2013, 06:34 PM)Mong. Wrote: ..so I'm wondering where these fall in the spectrum.

Are you seeing a recurring theme yet... ? Biggrin

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 09-27-2013, 03:37 AM
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Whoa they changed the logo! Looks a lot more Vulfix-y.

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 09-27-2013, 05:06 AM
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(09-27-2013, 03:37 AM)jpakstis Wrote: Whoa they changed the logo! Looks a lot more Vulfix-y.

I found this interesting as well... not sure that I like this new logo

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 09-27-2013, 05:17 AM
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  • Agravic
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If I recall ... this more 'busy' logo made an appearance on some earlier M&F brushes several years ago.

I much prefer the simple lettering to this 'busy' logo.

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