09-06-2015, 08:35 AM
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High hopes for this 2-band, fan shaped, Thater 4125/5.

I don't expect it to be floppy - but do anticipate the regular need for more product.

Knot diameter: 33 mm

Bristle loft: 56 mm
Handle height: 58 mm
Overall height: 114 mm     W00t

[Image: thater.jpg]

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 09-06-2015, 08:39 AM
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  • RobinK
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  • Munich, Germany
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I have yet to see a floppy Thäter. If you use it correctly, you will not necessarily need more product. Just use the tips of the brush only, no pressure. You will be well pleased.

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 09-06-2015, 08:58 AM
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  • Agravic
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Thater brushes = superb.

That's a big one you've got coming.  Enjoy.

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 09-06-2015, 09:06 AM
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(09-06-2015, 08:39 AM)RobinK Wrote: I have yet to see a floppy Thäter. If you use it correctly, you will not necessarily need more product. Just use the tips of the brush only, no pressure. You will be well pleased.

Any brush can become floppy including a Thater many of them have lofts that don't match the knot, I own a 4125/2 Finest silvertip fan two band 26mm knot 49mm loft I wouldn't want to go any higher because it certainly would become floppy I assure you.

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 09-06-2015, 01:31 PM
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(09-06-2015, 08:39 AM)RobinK Wrote: I have yet to see a floppy Thäter. If you use it correctly, you will not necessarily need more product. Just use the tips of the brush only, no pressure. You will be well pleased.

Disagree.

I have owned two floppy Thäter's, a floppy 24 mm fan 2-band and a floppy 23 mm fan 3-band. I avoid Thäter brushes with fan shaped knots for that reason from now on. All my Thäters are now bulbs.


(09-06-2015, 09:06 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(09-06-2015, 08:39 AM)RobinK Wrote: I have yet to see a floppy Thäter. If you use it correctly, you will not necessarily need more product. Just use the tips of the brush only, no pressure. You will be well pleased.

Any brush can become floppy including a Thater many of them have lofts that don't match the knot, I own a 4125/2 Finest silvertip fan two band 26mm knot 49mm loft I wouldn't want to go any higher because it certainly would become floppy I assure you.

Agreed !

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 09-06-2015, 01:33 PM
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(09-06-2015, 08:35 AM)Fastback Wrote: High hopes for this 2-band, fan shaped, Thater 4125/5.

I don't expect it to be floppy - but do anticipate the regular need for more product.

Knot diameter: 33 mm

Bristle loft: 56 mm
Handle height: 58 mm
Overall height: 114 mm     W00t

[Image: thater.jpg]

Awesome looking Thäter - look forward to hear how you like it, mate

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 09-06-2015, 01:45 PM
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After my Simpsons, the most used and favorite brushes in my den.

Enjoy it!  Lovely handle!

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 09-06-2015, 06:26 PM
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(09-06-2015, 01:31 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(09-06-2015, 08:39 AM)RobinK Wrote: I have yet to see a floppy Thäter. If you use it correctly, you will not necessarily need more product. Just use the tips of the brush only, no pressure. You will be well pleased.

Disagree.

I have owned two floppy Thäter's, a floppy 24 mm fan 2-band and a floppy 23 mm fan 3-band. I avoid Thäter brushes with fan shaped knots for that reason from now on. All my Thäters are now bulbs.


(09-06-2015, 09:06 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote:
(09-06-2015, 08:39 AM)RobinK Wrote: I have yet to see a floppy Thäter. If you use it correctly, you will not necessarily need more product. Just use the tips of the brush only, no pressure. You will be well pleased.

Any brush can become floppy including a Thater many of them have lofts that don't match the knot, I own a 4125/2 Finest silvertip fan two band 26mm knot 49mm loft I wouldn't want to go any higher because it certainly would become floppy I assure you.

Agreed !
My experience as well. I typically prefer a fan but for Thater I stick with bulbs. I tried 2 fans from the 4292 line and they had insufficient backbone for my taste (ymmv).

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 09-06-2015, 07:29 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Very nice. Enjoy!

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 09-06-2015, 07:37 PM
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  • Shanman
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My guess is you will likely receive a brush around 35-36mm. Enjoy the beast!

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 09-06-2015, 07:44 PM
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  • evnpar
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I've been eyeing that one for awhile. Please let us know how you like it after you've used it for awhile. Congratulations.

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 09-06-2015, 09:45 PM
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Well, this is a monster for sure. 
I have a 4125/4 and it is awesome and very luxurious.

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 09-07-2015, 04:33 AM
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(09-06-2015, 09:45 PM)mainaman Wrote: Well, this is a monster for sure. 
I have a 3125/4 and it is awesome and very luxurious.

Indeed. I have the 4125/4 and it is big, but pure luxury,very soft.

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 09-07-2015, 01:27 PM
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One more day to hang tight.
Great to hear the feedback on all the \4 sized brushes. Having one big brush will be excellent I'm sure!

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 09-07-2015, 02:15 PM
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I have this brush, and it is a classic.  Not floppy, very luxurious.   You will enjoy it!

Stanley

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 09-19-2015, 12:30 PM
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After a week of use, and having the ability to compare this to a few other Thater brushes in \2 \4 sizes....
This is a fantastic brush!

The fan knot is awesome, as are the Thater bulb knots, and I really don't have a preference.
Thick, soft, and what seems to be never-ending amounts of lather.

I don't perceive this to be a floppy knot by any means and although it's large there are absolutely no issues with use or cleaning.
A brush this big packed with lather coming out of a hot scuttle will surely make winter a great season this year Smile

For those with info, how do the Thater & Shavemac knots compare? Handle design looks near identical aside from color & logo... are the knots on par between the brands?

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 09-19-2015, 01:59 PM
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  • RobinK
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(09-19-2015, 12:30 PM)Fastback Wrote: For those with info, how do the Thater & Shavemac knots compare? Handle design looks near identical aside from color & logo... are the knots on par between the brands?

The handles are the same, and made by Shavemac's parent company. The brushes are two kinds of awesome. Which one you like better is purely a matter of preference. I have six Thäter brushes, and nothing else. Because I like them better than Shavemac ones. Rationale: Shavemac brushes are, or were last time I checked, cut into shape. Thäter brushes are bound in a way that they retain their tips. Which requires more work. I find them the best made brushes in the market. The rest is, as always, purely a YMMV thing.

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 09-19-2015, 03:10 PM
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Thanks, Robin. I've been trying to decide between the 4125 and Shavemac 2-band bulbs. I'm a Thater owner, but the Shavemac is also terrific. These two manufacturers offer the most consistent-quality knots in the business. I wish I could grab both.

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 09-19-2015, 07:28 PM
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(09-19-2015, 01:59 PM)RobinK Wrote:
(09-19-2015, 12:30 PM)Fastback Wrote: For those with info, how do the Thater & Shavemac knots compare? Handle design looks near identical aside from color & logo... are the knots on par between the brands?

The handles are the same, and made by Shavemac's parent company. The brushes are two kinds of awesome. Which one you like better is purely a matter of preference. I have six Thäter brushes, and nothing else. Because I like them better than Shavemac ones. Rationale: Shavemac brushes are, or were last time I checked, cut into shape. Thäter brushes are bound in a way that they retain their tips. Which requires more work. I find them the best made brushes in the market. The rest is, as always, purely a YMMV thing.
It's possible that Shavemac's Pure knots are cut into shape, but their higher end knots are definitely not. Most Shavemac knots are hand tied and retain their tips just like knots from Thater and other quality brush makers.

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 09-19-2015, 07:59 PM
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(09-19-2015, 07:28 PM)shevek Wrote:
(09-19-2015, 01:59 PM)RobinK Wrote:
(09-19-2015, 12:30 PM)Fastback Wrote: For those with info, how do the Thater & Shavemac knots compare? Handle design looks near identical aside from color & logo... are the knots on par between the brands?

The handles are the same, and made by Shavemac's parent company. The brushes are two kinds of awesome. Which one you like better is purely a matter of preference. I have six Thäter brushes, and nothing else. Because I like them better than Shavemac ones. Rationale: Shavemac brushes are, or were last time I checked, cut into shape. Thäter brushes are bound in a way that they retain their tips. Which requires more work. I find them the best made brushes in the market. The rest is, as always, purely a YMMV thing.
It's possible that Shavemac's Pure knots are cut into shape, but their higher end knots are definitely not. Most Shavemac knots are hand tied and retain their tips just like knots from Thater and other quality brush makers.

Agree, I see no difference in the hairs in my 4125/4 and my Shavemac Silver Tip two band. I suspect, but have no same size knots to compare, that the Thater two band ST is denser than the corresponding Shavemac. I do not know how the D01 two band stacks up with Thater as far as density goes.

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