05-23-2014, 07:32 PM
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All of my brushes are scritch monsters and full of backbone. I have been using boars for the last few years but recently have bee incorporating my Mistura and a shavemac D01 2band.

I'm interested in the Thater 4125/0 as a softer face latherer as for some reason, I'm not loving the scritch as much anymore. Looking for something with good backbone with a slightly softer feel. Maybe a wee bit of scritch?

I'm thinking that Thater 2 band might be the answer for my "soft alternative" for those days when I don't feel like being a real man. I have seen mixed reviews on the Thater 2 band and I would just like some more opinions before diving in to purchase. I was also considering a Shavemac D01 3 band as they are around the same price. There is just something about the symmetry and gorgeous white tips on the Thater that grabs me.

Thanks!

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 05-23-2014, 08:10 PM
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I just sold off a 3 band Thater that I truly loved once I acquired a 4125/2 Thater 2 band. EITHER would have been in the top 3 brushes I have ever owned (40plus....Simpson, Kent, Plisson) I could have been happy for life with whichever but a slight edge to the 2 band. Best wishes obtaining one you enjoy.

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 05-23-2014, 08:20 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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I've owned and sold two or three Thater two band brushes.

My two band preference goes to Simpson and Rooney. Thater two bands are just too soft for me.

YMMV, etc

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 05-23-2014, 08:23 PM
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Max is correct, Thaters are the softest brushes I have ever experienced.

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 05-23-2014, 08:56 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Thater is super soft, 2 band or 3 band they are soft but not floppy. If you want the softest Thater with strongest backbone, get a bulb knot instead of fan. I'd put Thater 2-band ahead of Simpsons and way ahead of Shavemacs in softness.

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 05-24-2014, 12:49 AM
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I want a Thater 4125/3 Finest 2-Band as my next brush, I assume it'll be a rather soft 2 band? I've read a couple threads lately talking about how their recent Thater purchases have had shedding issues though.

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 05-24-2014, 01:32 AM
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I rotate between a DO1 three band and a 4125/2 two band. The Shavemac has more back bone and is denser, the Thater has better flow through and is MUCH softer. I enjoy both but prefer the Thater.

The 4125/2 has plenty of back bone but the DO1 has more. I concur with bear trap that a bulb is to be preferred over a fan in Thaters.

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 05-24-2014, 02:40 AM
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  • Woodeks
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  • Space coast, Florida
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4125/1 2 band is soft, but not even remotely floppy, so I'm loving it.

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 05-24-2014, 07:54 AM
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The Simpsons 2-band Super is my touchstone, so if the Thater 2-band is softer but retains some backbone, great. It's also currently available -- big selling point.

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 05-24-2014, 08:05 AM
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The 2-Band hair is extremely soft with good backbone.
As Max mentioned, a bit too soft for me, though. I like a bit of scrub. Biggrin

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 05-24-2014, 10:17 AM
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  • German
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Thäter 2 Band is one of the best 2 Band offerings out there and a superior value to other high end brands. The knot construction and hair quality has been remarkably consistent over the last three years - they only fooled around with the logo a few times.

I have owned over the years various Thäter 2 Bands, mostly trading up in size over time. Never had an issue whatsoever with the build quality. Of course, you can always get the occasional shedder.

With Simpson seemingly having problems to provide the market with 2 Bands - shifting business to Manchurian, Thäter is the top pick. I have both fan and bulb models and they never disappoint.

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 05-24-2014, 11:37 AM
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I own a couple of Thater 4125/2 two band brushes and they are nice brushes with soft tips and have a good backbone...I prefer Rooney Heritage brushes myself, but still in all the Thaters are great brushes for the money in my opinion...I don't think you would be disappointed having one in your collection.

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 05-24-2014, 02:29 PM
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Thanks guys, 4125/0 en route. Biggrin

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 05-24-2014, 02:31 PM
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(05-24-2014, 02:29 PM)fbones24 Wrote: Thanks guys, 4125/0 en route. Biggrin

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Nice....Biggrin

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 05-24-2014, 04:03 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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  • Westchester, NY
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Can anyone recommend a good Thater vendor?

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 05-24-2014, 04:55 PM
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The Royal Shave is where I chose to purchase my 4125/2

The other two vendors are Straight Razor Designs
Fendrihan

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 05-25-2014, 01:16 AM
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(05-24-2014, 11:37 AM)wphelps Wrote: I own a couple of Thater 4125/2 two band brushes and they are nice brushes with soft tips and have a good backbone...I prefer Rooney Heritage brushes myself, but still in all the Thaters are great brushes for the money in my opinion...I don't think you would be disappointed having one in your collection.

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What's better on the rooney buddy ?

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 05-25-2014, 03:46 AM
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So what you guys are saying is the thater is actually softer than a 2 band super from simpsons? Really? is it a better knot in general? I know I should have made my own thread but didnt want to clog the site with thater threads

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 05-25-2014, 04:32 AM
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  • Woodeks
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  • Space coast, Florida
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I have the 4125/0 and the 4125/1 2 band. Both from royal shave.
The reason I have both is because I initially bought the /0 and found it to be too small. Not really too small, in the sense that it's the size of the wee scot, but just noticeably small compared to every other brush I own. And I have larger hands, so it was awkwardly small for a brush (to me). So, I went and bought the /1 and went up to the 2 band while I was at it. Couldn't be happier.

If you want, I can take a shot of them side by side, for comparison. I'm just not home right now. There is a noticeable difference visually and with feel handle wise.

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 05-25-2014, 04:37 AM
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26mm Thater seems to be a sweet spot for me. Have owned 2 now, sold one reluctantly, a 3 band to keep a two band finest. I have owned all types of Simpson, Rooney (minus FINEST), Kent, and Plisson. and the Thater outshines the majority of those with perhaps the exception of a #12 HMW Plisson owned years ago. My purchase price on the 4125/2 two band was a pure bargain. Another reason to keep the value Luxury brush.

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