05-27-2012, 12:17 PM
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  • Teiste
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After my commentaries about the Rooney 1/1 shaving brush,its time for its bigger bother,the Rooney 1/2.

This brush is a re branded Truefitt and Hill,but as we already know,Rooney and Vulfix makes brushes for this London retailer and this is one of them.

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I must admit that this is a gorgeous brush and comes with super badger hair.For me,this kind of super badger is just silvertip hair,quality silverip hair.

This brush has the following measures :
  • 24mm knot
  • 52 mm loft
  • 55 mm handle height
  • 102 mm total height

which makes it a medium size on the big side to my personal taste.

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As I said earlier,this brush comes with the super badger hair and it seems its only available for the European market,since the Truefitt and Hill store only sells the silvertip hair one.However,for me,once again,this kind of badger hair and silvertip are exactly the same type of hair.

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The handle of these 1 series brushes are simply perfect for my taste and likes.This particular one is bigger than the 1/1 and so easy to hold.Could it be the most ergonomic handle that I have ever tried?Maybe not,but close enough to be the most ergonomic one.

Its also classy,stylish and elegant and I like it in Ivory imitation.My next one would be imitation horn.

Here a pic with a Morris and Forndran Blonde Badger 1/2 brush.They both shared the same kind of handle,which I simply adore.

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The hair density is not as much as the Rooney 1/1 and reminds me of a little bit of the KIM SON VU shaving brush I owned in the past.This hair,due to its loft and also its type is kind of soft,but its more efficient than I thought with triple milled shaving soaps,so its not a "shaving cream/bowl lathering only shaving brush",but it could be used for face lathering with triple milled soaps.

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This is the multi task brush that many people are looking for,maybe on the soft side,but pretty efficient to make lather with it.Also its not a lather hog,something I appreciate it too.

Here is a pic with the Rooney (Trueffit and Hill) 1/1 :

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So,a great brush to use with shaving creams and bowl lathering,soft on the tips,with a good flow and a medium firm backbone.Also could be used with hard soaps and sticks for face lathering with it.

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 05-27-2012, 02:23 PM
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Great review, Teiste!

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 05-27-2012, 03:12 PM
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Thanks for sharing Teiste.
My T&H 1/2 measures 25 mm at the base and 49 mm loft. It's one of the softest brushes I own. It's a dense brush without strong backbone which makes it splay quite a bit. As a result, it has very good flow through, and I feel a lot of hair in contact with my skin when using it.

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 05-27-2012, 03:21 PM
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Thanks Teiste, a great review of a most desirable brushThumbsup

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 02-20-2013, 08:46 PM
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Anyone have both the 1/2 and Duke 3?
What's your opinion of the performance for both brushes?
I got a Duke3 and was thinking is it worth to go for a 1/2?
Thanks to all replies.

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 02-20-2013, 08:51 PM
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Another nice review Teiste. How would you compare this brush to the D.R. Harris H2 and H3?

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 02-20-2013, 10:22 PM
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(02-20-2013, 08:51 PM)Johnny Wrote: Another nice review Teiste. How would you compare this brush to the D.R. Harris H2 and H3?

The D.R. Harris brushes are more packed with hair.The H2 has a 24 mm knot , and I can tell you it , at least , 15% more packed with hair.The handles styles are both excellent , I must say , my favorite ones , to be honest (Rooney 1 series and the "Stubby" ones).

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 02-20-2013, 10:25 PM
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(02-20-2013, 08:46 PM)hon Wrote: Anyone have both the 1/2 and Duke 3?
What's your opinion of the performance for both brushes?
I got a Duke3 and was thinking is it worth to go for a 1/2?
Thanks to all replies.

Well , the Duke 3 is more packed with hair , and more of all rounder brush.Thats the theory , if you get a nice Duke 3 (I have tried 3 of them with best badger hair, and they were basically the same).The Rooney 1/2 is a very nice brush too , less packed with hair , and more "soft" , both tips and backbone.You can use it for face lathering with no problem , but the Duke 3 performs better on that deparment.Both are also very good for bowl lathering.The 1/2 has one of the most ergonomic handles I have tried (the most for me and my favorite handle shaped too).Also , the 1/2 is cheaper than the Duke 3.

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 02-20-2013, 10:50 PM
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(02-20-2013, 10:22 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(02-20-2013, 08:51 PM)Johnny Wrote: Another nice review Teiste. How would you compare this brush to the D.R. Harris H2 and H3?

The D.R. Harris brushes are more packed with hair.The H2 has a 24 mm knot , and I can tell you it , at least , 15% more packed with hair.The handles styles are both excellent , I must say , my favorite ones , to be honest (Rooney 1 series and the "Stubby" ones).

Is it just me, or is the DRH brush resemble the Rooney Heritage Stubby whereas the T&H is the Rooney style 1 handle?

Quick edit, it would be more fair to say that Rooney Heritage resembles the DRH since DRH brushes have been around since before the Heritage hit the market.

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 02-21-2013, 02:59 PM
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great stuff Teiste, I was concerned that my new T&H was not Rooney-made, but the fonts on the back look the same as yours

here it is with a couple of family members BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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 02-21-2013, 03:11 PM
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(02-21-2013, 02:59 PM)The Dude Wrote: great stuff Teiste, I was concerned that my new T&H was not Rooney-made, but the fonts on the back look the same as yours

here it is with a couple of family members BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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Lovely brushes , my friend.

How would you compare the best badger with the super badger ?

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 02-21-2013, 03:14 PM
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I haven't tried the super yet....the best is not extra soft, but I like it, it is quite vigorous

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 02-25-2013, 11:08 AM
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(02-20-2013, 10:22 PM)Teiste Wrote: The D.R. Harris brushes are more packed with hair.The H2 has a 24 mm knot , and I can tell you it , at least , 15% more packed with hair.The handles styles are both excellent , I must say , my favorite ones , to be honest (Rooney 1 series and the "Stubby" ones).
Hi Teiste, may i know how is the Duke 3 density comparing to H2? Are both of them having similar density?
How do you rank the T&H/Rooney different handle materials in black, ivory, white and horn? Which is your favorite?
Thank you for taking time out to answer my questions.

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 02-25-2013, 11:20 AM
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(02-25-2013, 11:08 AM)hon Wrote:
(02-20-2013, 10:22 PM)Teiste Wrote: The D.R. Harris brushes are more packed with hair.The H2 has a 24 mm knot , and I can tell you it , at least , 15% more packed with hair.The handles styles are both excellent , I must say , my favorite ones , to be honest (Rooney 1 series and the "Stubby" ones).
Hi Teiste, may i know how is the Duke 3 density comparing to H2? Are both of them having similar density?
How do you rank the T&H/Rooney different handle materials in black, ivory, white and horn? Which is your favorite?
Thank you for taking time out to answer my questions.
Hon , the D.R. Harris H2 is basically a Duke 3 with a "Stubby" handle.Hair density is the same.
I like all the Rooney series 1 handles , and I hope to get a horn handle imitation one of these days.

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 05-24-2013, 05:02 PM
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Dear friend Teiste,
If you find two, I buy one! And I will increase my collection!

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