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Post by Dave T » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:21 am

Well, Gordon, now that you've let the cat out of the bag, can you post about your Vulfix silvertip now? Don't tease us!

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Edited later: I wrote this before I saw your posting in the Shopping forum, Gordon, so don't bother responding on my behalf, though I'm sure there's more you can add about the brush, and, besides, I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

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Post by JackieMartling » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:56 am

Peter, you have a PM.

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Re: Rooney brushes

Post by formula1monaco » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:49 pm

Hi...I know your post is very old, but I have a Rooney Style 2 Size 1, just like yours, and it is currently the only brush I have (have had it for 8 years, and still perfect)

I am in the market now to obtain a few more brushes (3-5), and having enjoyed my Rooney so much, but had nothing to compare it to, I thought it wise to join your group, and get honest, objective assistance / opinions firsthand, as opposed to speaking with vendors.

So, I'm looking at Thater 2-band silvertip, Plisson HMW size 12, and I'd like an excellent Simpson.

Do you have an opinion on the Plisson High Mountain White vs their European White...most of the pics I see display the European White having obvious whiter bristles than the High Mountain White...could that be simply the ones I see are not characteristic? Do you know the difference in quality / attributes between HMW vs European White?

Do you have an opinion of Simpson stubby vs Rooney Stubby (both size 3..largest)

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Rooney brushes

Post by Nitrox » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:03 pm

When I saw this thread I thought the good Doctor had posted. Until I saw the original date. :lol:

"Shhhhhaving cream, be nice and clean
shave every day and you'll always look keen."

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Re: Rooney brushes

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:52 am

Kenny, welcome to smf

Hopefully for your sake one of the good docs on the list see your question and chime in,,,,,,they are 'expert' in their plisson knowledge. I've used a simpson tulip 3 for years and so cant comment myself on the subject. My little plisson was used a few times and then benched :D

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Re: Rooney brushes

Post by formula1monaco » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:18 pm

Oh, Clive:
Thanks for responding...I did not have my machine set to alert me with responses...I just did that.
So, I ordered a Plisson High Mountain White in size 14, because their website said that is the largest they had available, and I'm a bit disappointed, and I'll tell you why.
I also ordered their size 18 European White with Rosewood (special wood) handle, and it is ENORMOUS...LOL...but, it also seems to be whiter than the HMW.
Each brush was about $350, incl. shipping (averaged out)
Also, I already had a HMW from WSP (Wet Shaving Products), which seems to be whiter than the Plisson as well, and was pnly $120.
So, rather than return the size 14, I'm trying to work out a deal with them on a size 20 European White with Ebony handle (special wood), along with 3 plastic stands...I have extra stands, but none to hold the size 18, it is so big.
If they make the deal I'm offering them, the 2 European whites with special woods in enormous sizes, averaged out, will be about $400 each for the, and bring the size 14 down to $200...that I guess I can justify to myself...$1000 total for 3 Plissons with stands.

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Re: Rooney brushes

Post by M6Classic » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:17 pm

Colonial Drug had a few larger Plisson HMWs set in horn, Call Cathie or JP for details.


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Re: Rooney brushes

Post by Antique Hoosier » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:04 pm

Nice classic thread dig....(some first ballot SMF Hall of Famers)

Welcome to SMF Sir. I just purchased my 7th Plisson (over the past 9 years). I would love to see the #18 you snagged.


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Re: Rooney brushes

Post by formula1monaco » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:44 am

These are what I have so far, and I'm waiting for a Thater 4292 cocobolo 2-band silvertip, and another Frank Shaving 28mm far
Plisson size 18 with rosewood is far left
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Re: Rooney brushes

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