02-25-2017, 09:10 PM
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Hello Gentlemen,

I saw some article from a while back mentioning that Thater did a 2 band brush, I think 4125/6 which is a 35mm brush (can't remember brushes loft). Anyway, short and sweet, I don't care much for 2 band hair in bulb shaped knots. Just not my preference. BUT, after rereading that article recently, I saw a few vendors (none here in USA) that sell a 3 band (pointed?) bulb shaped 4125/6 that is around 290 euro.

My questions are, what would you describe the 3 band hair from Thater to be like? I had tried years ago and really liked it but I was borrowing a buddy brush. Also, does anyone know how dense they may pack these? Is is more or less than a 28mm standard Shavemac D01 Silvertip? I may want to try and get one of these and go for golden gold if I am going to try a Thater 3 band again.

Below is a picture of the 2 banded big boy and after is a stock photo from a vendor on the generic 4125/? in a pointed 3 band bulb.

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 02-26-2017, 12:07 AM
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I have their 3 band in a 28mm as well as the 2 band in 26mm and all Thater hair to me is soft when soaked. The 3 bands are not insanely packed as the DO1 hair from Shavemac and have better flow through in my opinion ( have a DO1 2 band as well). The 3 band Thaters are just missing that tad more backbone then the 2 bands which sometimes I like.

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 02-26-2017, 06:47 AM
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I've had both 2 and 3 band thäters, and while both were pillowy soft - neither had appreciable backbone, or were densly packed. The larger knots (28mm+) feel more substantial.

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 02-26-2017, 07:00 AM
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  • Rufus
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My Thater 3-band is pillowy soft, has adequate back bone and is not densely packed, which gives it good flow through.  To me the Thater 3-band and the shavemac 3-band are perfection.  I haven't tried the Thater 2-band yet, but will do soon.

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 02-26-2017, 04:50 PM
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I had the 4125-2 bulb in both 3-band and 2-band.  I only kept the 2-band because of a bit more backbone.  However, the 3-band bulb is extremely soft and not floppy.  I would say they have comparable flow and lather release.   They're both excellent hair and it all depends on your personal preference on how a brush feels.

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 02-26-2017, 06:36 PM
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(02-26-2017, 04:50 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I had the 4125-2 bulb in both 3-band and 2-band.  I only kept the 2-band because of a bit more backbone.  However, the 3-band bulb is extremely soft and not floppy.  I would say they have comparable flow and lather release.   They're both excellent hair and it all depends on your personal preference on how a brush feels.

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 02-28-2017, 02:15 PM
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I have a 4125/4 in 3 band and a Shavemac D01 2 band 26/54 mm.  They are similar in softness of the hair judging by the "Rub them while dry on my face" test. The Shavemac is a little more dense and is "scrubbier" when facelathering.  The Shavemac is not as dense as a Chubby.  I enjoy using both of them, but I am growing very fond of the Thater.  I think it has very nice backbone.   It is a very big brush; the 6 would be a wonder.  Please let us know if you obtain one.

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 02-28-2017, 08:04 PM
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here is mine - 32mm two band. AMAZING! I like dense brushes with Ch2 Manchurian being my density benchmark, and while this beauty is not as dense, it has plenty of badger and strong backbone. After a few lathers the tips became delightfully soft and gentle.

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