03-24-2014, 08:13 PM
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Gentlemen

While I have certainly done my fair share of blade/razor/soap/cream/AS sampling, I have not tried many brushes. Maybe 5 or 6 total. I am in the mood to get something new, and would love suggestions. Here's what I am looking for in a brush.

I don't like scritch. Call me weird, but I like a soft fluffy bomb on my face. My current favorite brush is my PJ2 Super. I have a SOC SE 2012 mixed, which i picked up to have a slightly firmer backbone to better attack hard soaps.... but I use it for bowl lathering 90% of the time because I don't enjoy face lathering with it. The PJ2 I LOVE to face lather with, but it proves a tad challenging at times w/ harder soaps (like DRH). It's not a super floppy brush, but does not have the firm backbone to really dig into a hard soap well.

So basically my current routine is stick, soft soap, croap or cream I use the PJ2 and face lather; hard soap I use the SOC SE 2012 and bowl lather. What I want is a brush that has a tad more backbone to get a good load on a hard soap, but still fluffy on my face like the PJ2 so I can face lather. Money is not an object (within reason. I have no desire to spend $800 on elephant tusk handles). I also don't like monster huge brushes (no 26mm knots nor 58mm lofts please). Same size or close as the PJ2 is perfect; a tad larger is fine.

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 03-25-2014, 01:01 AM
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simpson 58 Smile

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 03-25-2014, 02:45 AM
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  • Rufus
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Kent BK4

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 03-28-2014, 01:35 PM
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i ordered a Thater 4125/1

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 03-28-2014, 01:45 PM
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(03-28-2014, 01:35 PM)jddssc121 Wrote: i ordered a Thater 4125/1

Very good choice!

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 03-28-2014, 01:46 PM
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(03-28-2014, 01:45 PM)celestino Wrote:
(03-28-2014, 01:35 PM)jddssc121 Wrote: i ordered a Thater 4125/1

Very good choice!

and the Semogue 2013 Special Edition posted on the home page Angel

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 03-28-2014, 02:17 PM
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No question, the brush you need to look at is the Savile Row 3824 from QED.

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 03-28-2014, 02:50 PM
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(03-28-2014, 01:45 PM)celestino Wrote:
(03-28-2014, 01:35 PM)jddssc121 Wrote: i ordered a Thater 4125/1

Very good choice!

+1. I love my Thater: highest quality, outstanding performance and well priced.

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 03-28-2014, 02:58 PM
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It's my first bulb. We will see how I like it. Smile hope I didn't go wrong by not getting the fan instead.

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 03-28-2014, 09:08 PM
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And still debating a Rooney Heritage..... I have BAD

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 03-29-2014, 02:49 AM
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A Thater Silvertip and a Semogue LE 2013 would be excellent choices, and much easier to find (and cheaper) than a Rooney Heritage with actual gel tips.

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 03-29-2014, 07:12 AM
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(03-29-2014, 02:49 AM)TheMonk Wrote: A Thater Silvertip and a Semogue LE 2013 would be excellent choices, and much easier to find (and cheaper) than a Rooney Heritage with actual gel tips.

Fenderin actually shows in stock with a decent amount of Rooney brushes. But I'll wait a few weeks Smile

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 03-29-2014, 07:18 AM
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(03-29-2014, 07:12 AM)jddssc121 Wrote:
(03-29-2014, 02:49 AM)TheMonk Wrote: A Thater Silvertip and a Semogue LE 2013 would be excellent choices, and much easier to find (and cheaper) than a Rooney Heritage with actual gel tips.

Fenderin actually shows in stock with a decent amount of Rooney brushes. But I'll wait a few weeks Smile

They do, but it's my understanding those do not have the famous gel tip badger hair.

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 03-29-2014, 07:28 AM
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(03-29-2014, 07:18 AM)TheMonk Wrote:
(03-29-2014, 07:12 AM)jddssc121 Wrote:
(03-29-2014, 02:49 AM)TheMonk Wrote: A Thater Silvertip and a Semogue LE 2013 would be excellent choices, and much easier to find (and cheaper) than a Rooney Heritage with actual gel tips.

Fenderin actually shows in stock with a decent amount of Rooney brushes. But I'll wait a few weeks Smile

They do, but it's my understanding those do not have the famous gel tip badger hair.

Ohhhh. Good to know!

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 03-29-2014, 12:50 PM
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Arrived!

   
   
   
   

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 03-29-2014, 01:40 PM
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That's a 24mm knot on the Thater (4125/1)? It looks larger. (So does the handle.) What a beautiful 2-band.

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 03-29-2014, 01:41 PM
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(03-29-2014, 01:40 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: That's a 24mm knot on the Thater (4125/1)? It looks larger. (So does the handle.) What a beautiful 2-band.

It's not large at all. I have small hands Smile

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 03-29-2014, 01:42 PM
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  • Agravic
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Both are handsome brushes.

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 03-29-2014, 01:43 PM
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(03-29-2014, 01:40 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: That's a 24mm knot on the Thater (4125/1)? It looks larger. (So does the handle.) What a beautiful 2-band.

For reference here it is next to a PJ2

   

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 03-29-2014, 02:20 PM
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Still looks good, no matter the size.

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