12-15-2013, 08:12 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Gentlemen,

This Rooney Heritage Stubby 2 blooms like a peacock in heat.

It's 28 mm knot super silvertip badger set to a 45 mm loft and tucked in a 45 mm handle. With a robust backbone the brush is a face lathering wonder.

The tips have a hint "scritch" and that is the brush's only shortcoming for me, because I am plagued with a tough beard and extremely sensitive skin. That's why I cannot use boar brushes, and when I see a pure badger brush, I run.

I purchased the brush for $249.87 and have lathered with it only four times. You may have it for $205 shipped U.S. Paypal is fine. No trades, please. Thanks.

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 12-15-2013, 08:26 AM
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  • grantmm
  • Friend of the Badgers
  • Draper, Utah
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Another wonderful offering from Obie. How do you line this up against the Stubby 3 I managed to get off of you? Softness comparison?

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 12-15-2013, 08:37 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Grant,
If I recall, that was a 30 mm knot and a slightly bigger brush. This is a 28 mm with a shorter knot and handle. Yours had no "scritch," whereas this one has a hint of it. I must say, the brush creates a magical lather, whether bowl lathering or face lathering. Good stuff.
Stay well,
Obie

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 12-15-2013, 09:11 AM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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You had me on the photo, but lost me when the word "scritch" was
mentioned. Beautiful brush Obie, those triple ringers are cool.

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 12-15-2013, 09:16 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Hello Jeff,
Indeed, it's a beautiful brush. Even the hint of "Scritch" is pronounced for me because of my sensitive skin. Others may not find the least "scritch" in the brush. Good heavens, new dress shirts and T-shirts have to be washed a half a dozen times before I can wear them. As for wool, oh, dear, dear . . .
What a fabulous brush, though.

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 12-15-2013, 09:19 AM
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How much I look to get my hand on the old Heritage 3 Band Stubbies... I have an Alibaba with that hair grade and it is truly amazing.... No more ...
(12-15-2013, 09:11 AM)Shanman Wrote: You had me on the photo, but lost me when the word "scritch" was
mentioned. Beautiful brush Obie, those triple ringers are cool.

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 12-15-2013, 09:27 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Yes, those old Rooney brushes have disappeared. I must say, I have a soft spot for the Rooney brushes. Too bad they are often so difficult to get.

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 12-15-2013, 09:51 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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(12-15-2013, 09:27 AM)Obie Wrote: Yes, those old Rooney brushes have disappeared. I must say, I have a soft spot for the Rooney brushes. Too bad they are often so difficult to get.

You can find some here
http://www.classicshaving.com/shaving-br...?limit=all
and here, where I got mine
http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/vshop/xc...hp?cat=170
also here, which might be more what you're looking for
http://www.thehandlebarsupply.com/shavin...y-stubby-3

but they go fast.

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 12-15-2013, 10:03 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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(12-15-2013, 09:51 AM)Mouser Wrote:
(12-15-2013, 09:27 AM)Obie Wrote: Yes, those old Rooney brushes have disappeared. I must say, I have a soft spot for the Rooney brushes. Too bad they are often so difficult to get.

You can find some here
http://www.classicshaving.com/shaving-br...?limit=all
and here, where I got mine
http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/vshop/xc...hp?cat=170
also here, which might be more what you're looking for
http://www.thehandlebarsupply.com/shavin...y-stubby-3

but they go fast.
Thank you, Mouser. Yes, I have visited those sites and bought from them. I just wish more vendors carried them and that there was a bigger variety available. Perhaps one of these days.
Stay well.

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 12-15-2013, 11:49 AM
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Nice looking brush, Obie. It's interesting that the handle has 3 rings, compared to the usual 1 ring on Stubbies and 2 rings on Stubby XLs.

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 12-15-2013, 12:05 PM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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I have nothing to confirm this, but I think this three rings means an earlier iteration.

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 12-15-2013, 12:22 PM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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(12-15-2013, 12:05 PM)Shanman Wrote: I have nothing to confirm this, but I think this three rings means an earlier iteration.
Yes, I had the same feeling when I bought the brush, since it was a while that I had seen a Rooney with those three rings. It could be one of the older ones, but, like you, I cannot confirm that. Either way, it's quite a brush.

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 12-15-2013, 07:44 PM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Gentlemen,
The brush sold. Thank you for the kind words.
Stay well.

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