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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Cool ! Please report as to scritchy, or not scritchy .......... inquiring minds and all that.
    Jimmy - for the way I think you define it - like having steel wool as a brush, really harsh tips, hard face scrubbing action, especially the harsh tips, then no.

    If you mean much stiffer backbone than a Simpsons Chubby 1 Super Badger ( didn't think that was possible), with the tips of the brush very firm on the face (could really dig in with no splay), yet the tips themselves were like my Plisson HMW #10 (which is much like the Thater 4125/0 IMO), like a velvet touch, then yes.

    Pointless to get to much into comparing various brushes against each other as it's all YMMV - but this brush seems to have found a winning mix of the best features of a couple of my favorites(Simpson/Plisson).

    Hope this helps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    Jimmy - for the way I think you define it - like having steel wool as a brush, really harsh tips, hard face scrubbing action, especially the harsh tips, then no.

    If you mean much stiffer backbone than a Simpsons Chubby 1 Super Badger ( didn't think that was possible), with the tips of the brush very firm on the face (could really dig in with no splay), yet the tips themselves were like my Plisson HMW #10 (which is much like the Thater 4125/0 IMO), like a velvet touch, then yes.

    Pointless to get to much into comparing various brushes against each other as it's all YMMV - but this brush seems to have found a winning mix of the best features of a couple of my favorites(Simpson/Plisson).

    Hope this helps...
    Thanks but no, not really. I have 3 HMWs and all three are scritchy. I've had and sold 4 Thaters, which as you describe had great backbone and silky tips. The old Rooney Finest, the HMWs, and Simpson Supers and Manchurians have been scritchy for me.

    It is not like steel wool, it is a gentle feeling of exfoliation .......... if that is a word ...... A.K.A. 'scrubby'. Not soft and silky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Thanks but no, not really. I have 3 HMWs and all three are scritchy. I've had and sold 4 Thaters, which as you describe had great backbone and silky tips. The old Rooney Finest, the HMWs, and Simpson Supers and Manchurians have been scritchy for me.

    It is not like steel wool, it is a gentle feeling of exfoliation .......... if that is a word ...... A.K.A. 'scrubby'. Not soft and silky.
    Scrubby is a good word, next shave I'll keep that in mind, only my first use, but it was definitely a unique brush, felt much different on my face than my Plisson, Thater, Simpson CH1 SB, old Simpson Polo 10 Super Badger (what a monster brush!), and my two Rooney finest. On first use what stood out was how little it splayed even when using some force on lathering, could really dig in and the tips didn't feel harsh (which I hate) at all, quite nice and smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    and the tips didn't feel harsh (which I hate) at all, quite nice and smooth.
    See it is an interesting thing ........ to me. In a weak moment I sold a few Rooney finests. Who would've thought they'd be no longer available ? They were delightfully scritchy on my face. The guys that got them ( I asked) didn't find them scritchy. So it is that one man will find a brush scritchy, another will not. I guess I have a sensitive face. With the price of those things, I don't want to pay the freight and end up with a silky feeling bristle. Just the opposite of most guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    See it is an interesting thing ........ to me. In a weak moment I sold a few Rooney finests. Who would've thought they'd be no longer available ? They were delightfully scritchy on my face. The guys that got them ( I asked) didn't find them scritchy. So it is that one man will find a brush scritchy, another will not. I guess I have a sensitive face. With the price of those things, I don't want to pay the freight and end up with a silky feeling bristle. Just the opposite of most guys.
    I think this is one of those aspects of trying to describe how coffee tastes, or a colour.

    The one I have is a fairly old brush, seems few prefer the smaller knots as I do, so I'm the third owner, and the seller told me that he and the guy he bought it from didn't like the smaller knot, so it hadn't been used that much - that was obvious given the condition.

    Only way to know is to give one a try I guess, they're resale value is certainly there.

    Ahhh....a conundrum as you mentioned and I bolded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Thanks but no, not really. I have 3 HMWs and all three are scritchy. I've had and sold 4 Thaters, which as you describe had great backbone and silky tips. The old Rooney Finest, the HMWs, and Simpson Supers and Manchurians have been scritchy for me.

    It is not like steel wool, it is a gentle feeling of exfoliation .......... if that is a word ...... A.K.A. 'scrubby'. Not soft and silky.
    After second shave using this brush, "scrubby" works well, especially the exfoliation point, a unique brush for sure, how he gets such a knot is remarkable. The brush seems to also dry and return perfectly to it's original shape. When I received the brush, I though it was new, seller explained I was the third owner. Picking it up today, it looked exactly the same as when it arrived.

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    Thanks a lot stefan! I didn't even know what a morris and forndran was until I saw your post. Now I have this "little" guy on the way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy View Post
    Thanks a lot stefan! I didn't even know what a morris and forndran was until I saw your post. Now I have this "little" guy on the way...

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    It is all part of the experience. Is that a 28mm knot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    It is all part of the experience. Is that a 28mm knot?
    His response was it's the largest one Lee ever made, 31/32

    I'm assuming that it's 31mm. He posted it beside the largest knot plisson sells as a comparison.

    It's coming from the UK and won't ship until monday, but I'll post pics when it shows up.

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    nice looking brush phrank. I like the handle on it it looks almost like porcelain .
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