08-28-2012, 09:00 AM
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  • Teiste
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Thanks to Johnny , I had the chance to enjoy this little fellow ,as well as an D.R. Harris H2 shaving brush in best badger . It seems that Johnny got these brushes like 6 years ago straight from the D. R. Harris online store and , to be honest , this is not the best badger hair that I was expecting , but even better .

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There is not a lot of information (actually none ) from D.R. Harris about who is the maker of these H series brushes , but everything points to Rooney .These H series are the same than the Rooney Heritage Stubby ,and also are similar handles than the Rooney 1 series , but these Stubby handles are a little bit shorter , and the loft of the hair a little bit longer.

Here is a pic with the Truefitt and Hill (Rooney 1/1) silvertip and the Taylor of old Bond Street (Rooney 1/1) super badger :

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Its handle,being shorter than the current Rooney 1 series ,could be a little bit tricky to hold if you have big hands : this is not my case,and offers me the same comfort than some of the small handle brushes out there,like the Simpson Classic 1.Its also sturdy and kind of heavy for its size.

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This brush is made with Best Badger , but this badger hair is clearly silvertip to me , far away from the best badger offered by brands like Edwin Jagger and also Simpson.
This hair has super soft,velvety feeling tips,like the Vie Long silvertip,kind of white,and due to its loft,has a good backbone,with a natural flow.Its not Rocket science this,just a question of good craftsmanship and know the product very well.

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It is also well packed with badger hair,as you can see in this pic,but again,nothing new to report here,since the other re branded Rooney 1/1 that I have tried,have the same amount of badger hair :

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A perfect brush for facelathering soaps and creams with circular movements,well packed with badger hair,and the hair is of a good quality,being superior to most best badger offerings out there.

Its price is 50 pounds (around 79 dollars) on the D.R. Harris shop : http://www.drharris.co.uk/accessories/d-...y-h-series

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 08-28-2012, 09:19 AM
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  • oscar11
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Looks similar to the Classic, What's the loft and knot size?

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 08-28-2012, 09:26 AM
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(08-28-2012, 09:19 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Looks similar to the Classic, What's the loft and knot size?

I will say that its loft its close to 47 mm and the knot 22 mm,but I dont have a caliber with me right now.

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 08-28-2012, 09:31 AM
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After reading that glowing review I feel the need to buy one.Biggrin

Although I doubt the new ones are as nice as these.

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 08-28-2012, 12:12 PM
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(08-28-2012, 09:31 AM)Johnny Wrote: After reading that glowing review I feel the need to buy one.Biggrin

Although I doubt the new ones are as nice as these.

Hi Johnny

Me too Smile

I think I might now know what I will be asking my mum to bring over on her next visit Lightbulb

Any reason for your "doubt" on the newer ones not being as nice as the one Teiste reviewed?

Teiste, nice review and photos as always Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 08-28-2012, 12:17 PM
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  • Johnny
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Mike, I was just saying that to give Teiste a hard time. I'm the one that sold him those two brushes.

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 08-28-2012, 12:21 PM
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(08-28-2012, 12:17 PM)Johnny Wrote: Mike, I was just saying that to give Teiste a hard time. I'm the one that sold him those two brushes.

Oops! my bad Blush

Goes and stands in the "Dumb" corner...

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 08-28-2012, 12:26 PM
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  • Teiste
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(08-28-2012, 12:21 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(08-28-2012, 12:17 PM)Johnny Wrote: Mike, I was just saying that to give Teiste a hard time. I'm the one that sold him those two brushes.

Oops! my bad Blush

Goes and stands in the "Dumb" corner...

Mike,tell me when is your mother going back to UK,and please,convince her to bring to empty suitcases and spend time at Jermyn St...FacepalmFacepalm

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 08-28-2012, 01:01 PM
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Love the way this brush looks nice pickup!!

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 08-28-2012, 02:40 PM
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(08-28-2012, 12:26 PM)Teiste Wrote: Mike,tell me when is your mother going back to UK,and please,convince her to bring to empty suitcases and spend time at Jermyn St...FacepalmFacepalm

Hi Teiste

My mum lives in the UK, about 15 miles as the crow flies from Jermyn Street Biggrin

Rest assured she will be going back (at least once) to those 4 fine gentleman shops before she visit's here again... orders might be taken closer to that time (early 2014).

Actually on your recommendation, my mum picked me up a couple of John Lewis shaving soap pucks just the other day (Monday just gone was a bank holiday in the UK), I will receive them in a couple of months when she sends Beta son his birthday present Tongue

Take care, Mike

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 08-28-2012, 05:09 PM
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  • Teiste
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(08-28-2012, 02:40 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(08-28-2012, 12:26 PM)Teiste Wrote: Mike,tell me when is your mother going back to UK,and please,convince her to bring to empty suitcases and spend time at Jermyn St...FacepalmFacepalm

Hi Teiste

My mum lives in the UK, about 15 miles as the crow flies from Jermyn Street Biggrin

Rest assured she will be going back (at least once) to those 4 fine gentleman shops before she visit's here again... orders might be taken closer to that time (early 2014).

Actually on your recommendation, my mum picked me up a couple of John Lewis shaving soap pucks just the other day (Monday just gone was a bank holiday in the UK), I will receive them in a couple of months when she sends Beta son his birthday present Tongue

Take care, Mike

Lucky you , my friend , lucky you.

Maybe she can take pics of the new H series brushes Wink

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 08-28-2012, 07:32 PM
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  • Johnny
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Mike, tell you Mum she has a younger son, now she needs to adopt an older American son.Biggrin

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 09-02-2012, 06:31 AM
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Thank you for an excellent review. Since this brush was purchased 6 years ago, does anyone have experience with a newly purchased D.R. Harris brush? I'd be interested to hear how the current Best grade badger compares to the hair in the brush Teiste reviewed. Does Rooney still make the D.R. Harris brushes?

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 09-16-2012, 12:34 AM
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I ordered one of these this morning. Cheaper on amazon buying from the same person. Not bad at £35 all in.

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 09-16-2012, 12:37 AM
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  • Teiste
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I think youre gonna be really happy with that brush,Dipesh.Actually,the H1 and H2 are excellent brushes.Looking forward to read about your new H1.

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 09-16-2012, 12:41 AM
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Thanks Teiste. I was in 2 minds at first but after reading Fido's thoughts, he swayed me towards the H1 rather than H2.

I shall post up here once it's here.

Hope your well my friend.

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 09-16-2012, 07:32 AM
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Dipesh, do you know who makes the D.R. Harris brushes...Rooney, Simpson, other? Also, where did you read Fido's comments about the brushes? Thanks.

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 09-16-2012, 07:41 AM
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From my understanding, they are made by Rooney. This isn't confirmed though.

If you google Fido shaving brush blog, you will find his blog. It's a great resource.

From my understanding, I would call these brushes similar to the style/size 1/1 line rather than the stubby/1xl lines. We shall see when it arrives.

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 09-16-2012, 08:02 AM
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It will be interesting to read your comments once you have the brush in hand.

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 09-16-2012, 08:17 AM
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  • Teiste
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(09-16-2012, 07:41 AM)Dipesh Wrote: From my understanding, they are made by Rooney. This isn't confirmed though.

If you google Fido shaving brush blog, you will find his blog. It's a great resource.

From my understanding, I would call these brushes similar to the style/size 1/1 line rather than the stubby/1xl lines. We shall see when it arrives.

They're the old Rooney Stubbies , my friend.Actually,I think you call stll finding these Stubbies also here : http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/vshop/xc...173&page=1

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