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    I've had a half dozen Thater brushes come and go over the years. When the SRP limited editions came out years ago I picked up a fan and a bulb. Both of those had high lofts and weren't scritchy so I sold them. I began getting various Thaters with 48-52mm lofts, 23-26mm knots.

    They were wonderfully luxurious brushes, but no scritch. I got a 4125 26x49mm in a fan. Great brush but no scritch. Now that SRD is doing a Black Friday 10% deal through Monday I'm thinking of a 4125 bulb ......... in hopes that I might hit the jackpot.

    Anyone ever had a scritchy Thater ? If so, which model ? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Jimmy, the Thater that I used in this lather test is scritchy in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Jimmy, the Thater that I used in this lather test is scritchy in my opinion.

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    Thanks John, that is quite a review, I had never seen it before. Front page material I think
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    That lather test was the result of a very heated brush thread, a year or two ago, I'm sure you remember it. So I put his theory to the test. I bought the same Thater that he bragged about & tested it against some of the brushes in my collection.

    He was right,,, I could not beat his brush, but one of mine performed just as well.

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    I too have the 4125, bulb shape, and find it to be a good brush.

    Great test and read that was John! Thanks for documenting your results and test methods so well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post
    I too have the 4125, bulb shape, and find it to be a good brush.
    Is it a Scritchy/prickly good brush ?
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    Thäter brushes are known for their soft tips without scritch. The brushes listed on SRP are all two or three band silvertip, although they are listed as finest, and all would have a soft tips without scritch. Thäter does make a brush in best badger, which would be scritchy, although I don't see one listed on SRP. They are listed on Fendrihan, if you wanted to take a look at one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Is it a Scritchy/prickly good brush ?
    My Thater 4125/0 fan has no scritch, good backbone, but primarily very soft tips.....smaller handled brush, but certainly a quality brush, and very well priced in my opinion.
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    I've thought alot about this whole scritchty/prickly issue ... I know, I need a life ... and I've come to the conclusion that scritchy, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.
    Or, to put it in perspective, one man's scritch is another man's mop!

    Edit ... I received a Shavemac DO-1 Two Band recently. If I chucked this brush in a drill, I could probably clean the old paint off my trailer ... Is it scritchy??? I guess so... but again, I'm really not sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Druid View Post
    I've thought alot about this whole scritchty/prickly issue ... I know, I need a life ... and I've come to the conclusion that scritchy, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.
    Or, to put it in perspective, one man's scritch is another man's mop!

    Edit ... I received a Shavemac DO-1 Two Band recently. If I chucked this brush in a drill, I could probably clean the old paint off my trailer ... Is it scritchy??? I guess so... but again, I'm really not sure...
    Very true that it is entirely subjective. I sold some Rooney Finests, years ago, when I thought 'it' would never end, and they were scritchy on my face. Not so much on the faces of those that bought them.

    I will state unequivocally, that the Shavemac D0-1 two band is the Sultan of Scritch ! Best there is !!
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