New Rooney Finests

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New Rooney Finests

Post by churchilllafemme » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:29 pm

A couple new Rooney Finest brushes with faux horn handles have arrived, a 1/1 and a 3/1.
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by Bill_K » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:02 pm

Nice!
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by Rufus » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:31 am

When you say “new”, do you mean Lee Sabini is producing Rooney Finest again? Or, are they new to you?
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by churchilllafemme » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:39 am

Rufus wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:31 am
When you say “new”, do you mean Lee Sabini is producing Rooney Finest again? Or, are they new to you?
Just new to me. I had some already, and I added the two shown, which are in style/size/color combinations that I had lacked.
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by Rufus » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 pm

Thanks, those certainly are handsome brushes. Have you had any issues with the Finest knot? I have a 2/1 Finest and the centre of the knot is starting to hollow out. When I examine the centre of the knot I see that the hairs are breaking about halfway down their shafts. I don’t think I’m a particularly vigorous latherere, but I do lather on my face using circular and paint brush motions. Because of this I use my brush sparingly, about once a month, now, having started this about 3 years ago when I first noticed the problem. I bought the brush 12 years ago and I’m the one and only owner. I must say that the Finest knot has a very pleasant but distinct feel; quite different to any other badger knots I’ve used. I can understand why you collect them.
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by churchilllafemme » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:58 pm

Rufus wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Have you had any issues with the Finest knot? I have a 2/1 Finest and the centre of the knot is starting to hollow out. When I examine the centre of the knot I see that the hairs are breaking about halfway down their shafts. I don’t think I’m a particularly vigorous latherere, but I do lather on my face using circular and paint brush motions. Because of this I use my brush sparingly, about once a month, now, having started this about 3 years ago when I first noticed the problem. I bought the brush 12 years ago and I’m the one and only owner.
I have never had that problem with any of my Finests, although I think I have heard others besides you complain about it. I have always just used back-and-forth paint brush motions, when building lather and when applying it to my face, never anything circular because I heard sometime back that circular motion might be harder on brushes. But I also have enough Finests to allow use of each of them just once a month, so none gets used more than a dozen times a year; I'm sure that helps in their preservation, too.
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by TRBeck » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:52 pm

Absolutely lovely. The old Rooneys were stunners.

Enjoy them in good health!
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by brothers » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:07 pm

Rufus wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Thanks, those certainly are handsome brushes. Have you had any issues with the Finest knot? I have a 2/1 Finest and the centre of the knot is starting to hollow out. When I examine the centre of the knot I see that the hairs are breaking about halfway down their shafts. I don’t think I’m a particularly vigorous latherere, but I do lather on my face using circular and paint brush motions. Because of this I use my brush sparingly, about once a month, now, having started this about 3 years ago when I first noticed the problem. I bought the brush 12 years ago and I’m the one and only owner. I must say that the Finest knot has a very pleasant but distinct feel; quite different to any other badger knots I’ve used. I can understand why you collect them.
About 6 years ago it happened that I obtained an unused RF directly from Mr. Sabini. I used it almost daily for several months and slowly it began to shed, slow at first, then increasingly until it was unthinkably rapid. I saved the small multi-hair clumps that had begun falling out. So I immediately stopped using it. Soon afterward I was able to forcibly but gently pull the entire brush head out. It was evident that there was a visible flaw in the glue at the center of the brush. Someone suggested I might ask Bernd at Shavemac if the could repair it, and yes he did. To this day it no longer sheds and it performs wonderfully.
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Re: New Rooney Finests

Post by churchilllafemme » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:19 am

brothers wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Rufus wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Thanks, those certainly are handsome brushes. Have you had any issues with the Finest knot? I have a 2/1 Finest and the centre of the knot is starting to hollow out. When I examine the centre of the knot I see that the hairs are breaking about halfway down their shafts. I don’t think I’m a particularly vigorous latherere, but I do lather on my face using circular and paint brush motions. Because of this I use my brush sparingly, about once a month, now, having started this about 3 years ago when I first noticed the problem. I bought the brush 12 years ago and I’m the one and only owner. I must say that the Finest knot has a very pleasant but distinct feel; quite different to any other badger knots I’ve used. I can understand why you collect them.
About 6 years ago it happened that I obtained an unused RF directly from Mr. Sabini. I used it almost daily for several months and slowly it began to shed, slow at first, then increasingly until it was unthinkably rapid. I saved the small multi-hair clumps that had begun falling out. So I immediately stopped using it. Soon afterward I was able to forcibly but gently pull the entire brush head out. It was evident that there was a visible flaw in the glue at the center of the brush. Someone suggested I might ask Bernd at Shavemac if the could repair it, and yes he did. To this day it no longer sheds and it performs wonderfully.
Gary, that's a good fix to know about if this ever happens to me.
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