10-26-2012, 12:59 PM
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Classic Shaving sold off a small batch of vintage Rooney brushes this week. These brushes were made with a superior version of their "Super Silvertip" hair which is no longer available. This brush has the softest hair I have encountered and pretty good backbone for a 3-band brush. The design is almost identical to a Simpson Polo 10: 29mm knot, 57mm loft and 67mm handle. BUT...I was totally unprepared for how much this brush bloomed - the knot is 4" wide!

       

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 10-26-2012, 01:01 PM
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  • Johnny
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Reminds me of a large Kent.

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 10-26-2012, 01:08 PM
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  • JaDo
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Love it!

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 10-26-2012, 01:28 PM
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Johnny: That was my exact thought as well - like a Kent BK12, but this brush is way denser than the Kent.

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 10-26-2012, 01:40 PM
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WOW
That looks quite cushy

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 10-26-2012, 01:44 PM
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It was a dream to use this morning, although it's a bit of a soap hog.....

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 10-26-2012, 02:27 PM
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  • VT_Hokie
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Someone tied a parachute to the top of that nice handle you bought!

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 10-26-2012, 02:37 PM
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Wow, that is a beauty!
i think i may have the similar hair with the Rooney Heritage Stubby 1XL that i just picked up from Obie, but i am not sure.
i will try to post some pictures comparing the two 1XLs.
Congratulations on the brush!

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 10-26-2012, 03:15 PM
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  • J_fro
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Wow that is some bloom! Nice brush!

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 10-26-2012, 05:06 PM
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That is a heck of a bloom, it is a beaut! How is the overall density?

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 10-26-2012, 06:37 PM
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Cessa: The density wasn't bad at all for a 3-band before I used it. I'll be interested to see if the big bloom causes the backbone to soften up - I'm betting it will.

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 10-26-2012, 08:26 PM
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What a bloom, Bob - perfect bowl lather brush indeed Cool

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 10-27-2012, 12:54 AM
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Hello Bob, what a handsome looking brush. Love the handle material looks like faux bone. I have two early Rooney's with this material as part of my collection, but as yet unused. Enjoy.


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 11-01-2012, 11:46 AM
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I rec'd my Alibaba Large, from the 2nd wave of "new vintage" brushes. I am very happy with it based on first impressions out of the box. The true test is tomorrow's lather and shave.

Ordered Tue 30-Oct-2012 and rec'd afternoon of Thu 01-Nov-2012, that is great turnaround.

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 11-04-2012, 11:54 AM
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  • greyhawk
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Here's my "Old Stock" Alibaba medium 2-band, also received on Thursday. I've used it twice and am very happy with it. A little smallish but a superb brush. Mine did not have as huge a bloom as some of these I've seen--perhaps because it is a 2-band? I think the big bloomers have all been 3-band.
       

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 11-04-2012, 12:12 PM
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I'm hoping my coral handled Polo/Urn shows up this week Biggrin

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 11-06-2012, 05:31 AM
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Mine just arrived a day ago Smile
Listed as: R.A. Rooney "Old Style" ST1, Size Small, Super Badger

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 11-06-2012, 11:40 AM
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  • P Funk
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(11-04-2012, 11:54 AM)greyhawk Wrote: Here's my "Old Stock" Alibaba medium 2-band, also received on Thursday. I've used it twice and am very happy with it. A little smallish but a superb brush. Mine did not have as huge a bloom as some of these I've seen--perhaps because it is a 2-band? I think the big bloomers have all been 3-band.

That sure is a nice looking brush. I picked up a 3/1 in coral (same as the one bruce is waiting on).
I like it - very nice brush and big bloom which surprised me a bit b/c it's a 3-bander. I should have picked up one of these alibabas as well.
Sorry for the lack of pics - we are in the midst of a move and it's been a bit hectic. I guarantee you that it did in fact happen :-).

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