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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    I heard that Lee Sabini, formerly of Rooney, is the maker of the M&F, anything to that ?
    Jimmy, IIRC Lee bought the rights to Rooney , but I may be wrong here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    Jimmy the M&F two band are scritchy the ShaveNook Paladin LE had the M&F two band knot and that's a scritchy knot but the Rooney finest with Heritage hair is definitely not scritchy.
    The old Rooney Finest, made before the Heritage line came out, was scritchy ....... at least on my face it is. Shortly after Lee brought out the Heritage line the finests disappeared and the word was that he couldn't access the hair anymore ...... whatever that was about.
    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Jimmy, IIRC Lee bought the rights to Rooney , but I may be wrong here.
    Yes Stefan, Lee was Rooney when the FInest and the Heritage line were produced. I heard he was M&F as well, but I don't know that for a fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Yes Stefan, Lee was Rooney when the FInest and the Heritage line were produced. I heard he was M&F as well, but I don't know that for a fact.
    Jimmy, according to others that have gotten brushes direct, Lee is the man behind M&F brushes. It is a one man operation I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    The old Rooney Finest, made before the Heritage line came out, was scritchy ....... at least on my face it is. Shortly after Lee brought out the Heritage line the finests disappeared and the word was that he couldn't access the hair anymore ...... whatever that was about.
    Yes Stefan, Lee was Rooney when the FInest and the Heritage line were produced. I heard he was M&F as well, but I don't know that for a fact.
    One other piece of information, the Paladin brushes that are gaining popularity are also with knots from Lee.
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    That's a nice brush - I'm going to be hunting for one of those soon, turns out while I thought I liked "scritchy", I actually prefer solid backbone with silky smooth tips.

    They are actually sold in a shaving store (as I'm sure you gentlemen know), walk in only, in Pasadena California, they have a great selection there and won't be talked into shipping, and unfortunately, it's a tad too long of a morning walk for me.

    Val from the Gentleman's Den has a Paladin PK-47, say's it's incredible, his favorite badger brush. I read that the name comes from an eating contest and 47 is the number that he ate.

    Congrats on a legendary brush. Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    Jimmy the M&F two band are scritchy the ShaveNook Paladin LE had the M&F two band knot and that's a scritchy knot but the Rooney finest with Heritage hair is definitely not scritchy.
    Well, the thing is with Lee's knots is that they can be very inconsistent. Some can be very scratchy (even scratchy!) and some can be downright silky smooth with no scratch whatsoever. It's luck of the draw what you end up getting.

    However, I purchased one of the Paladin initial offering brushes when they first came out (not the Shavenook LE one) and it was quite scratchy to begin with. I even felt the scritch on my head when I lathered up to shave it when I first got it! However after a couple of months of use it really settled down and softened significantly. Now, after about 4-5 months of use it has become one of my favorite brushes with no detectable scritch and absolutely stellar backbone. Great flow through too. Definitely one of my top brushes. It would not have become so had it retained any scritch.

    Having said that though, I've heard of some knots retaining their level of scritch no matter how much use they get. While a friend of mine here in Vancouver got one that was super soft tipped and scritch free right off the bat. So you "pays your money and takes your chances" is the word.

    Oh and Stefan, that is one beautiful M&F brush you have there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Very nice knots for sure.
    @Atilla - thanks for the info...did not know that.

    @mainaman - What's the knot diameter of that brush?

    For me, I'm starting to find I like the knot's closer to 20mm...anything else tends to fall into to big a brush for my liking.

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    Arrived today - took awhile to find the L7 as I prefer a smaller knot diameter, but here's mine:

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    Nice looking brush, Phrank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    Arrived today - took awhile to find the L7 as I prefer a smaller knot diameter, but here's mine:
    Cool ! Please report as to scritchy, or not scritchy .......... inquiring minds and all that.
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