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    Ummmm... I think there is a misunderstanding here. The Different Scent is a shop in Berlin, and one well worth visiting (German language link with pictures), but it certainly is not mine. I wouldn't know of any other shop that sells Thäter brushes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeRunner001 View Post
    Hi Amund,
    I guess I should have clarified which. This is the one I am looking at:

    Heinrich L. Thäter Series Olive 24mm Finest Badger Silver Tip
    Thats a beautiful brush. I wasn't aware that SRD had restocked until I saw that link. SBAD flaring up badly.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeRunner001 View Post
    Hi Rudy,
    Although Robin may not be the only site in Germany and certainly Thater has more than one reseller, I am certain that visiting Robin's store will prove good and worthwhile visit. For one thing, he is a very valuable member here and speaking strictly for myself, he has had a lot of input and advice (online and off) that I have received from him over the past several months. Developing camaraderie and friendships, in my opinion, is what SRP is all about, not products. I, for one, would take Robin's offer as an opportunity for extending this rapport beyond what we have online .

    But again, that's just me.

    have a good visit in Germany...whatever you decide to do, you will sure have a lot of fun. Be safe my friend .

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    If I would go to Berlin, it surely would be one of my first destinations for shopping, however, my trip goes to Frankfurt and the Black Forest, and this is at least 500 miles from Berlin.
    I may even contact the store and ask for this specific brush I want, too bad they do not list it on their site. But, I also know from the past that there are some very nice shops in Frankfurt, one of them goes back to the 17 century....

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    For comparisons my Thater Chubby 3 compared to my Simpson Chubby 3 in super is not as tightly filled but to tell you the truth it's not a huge difference and if I compare it to my Rooney finest medium it's the same the Rooney is thicker but not tremendously. On the other hand the Thater is alot thicker than my Plisson HMW size 14.
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    Hi Rudy,
    That's different. I agree. 500 miles is a bit far. It also seems like that is not Robin's store, as I had originally thought .

    Let us know what you find in your travels

    Have a safe trip

    Robert

    Quote Originally Posted by rudyvey View Post
    If I would go to Berlin, it surely would be one of my first destinations for shopping, however, my trip goes to Frankfurt and the Black Forest, and this is at least 500 miles from Berlin.
    I may even contact the store and ask for this specific brush I want, too bad they do not list it on their site. But, I also know from the past that there are some very nice shops in Frankfurt, one of them goes back to the 17 century....

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    Hi all,
    After talking it over with Don (at SRP), he convinced me that I will not be disappointed with the Thater so I ordered one, specifically the following:

    Heinrich L. Thäter Series Olive 24mm Finest Badger Silver Tip - $204.99 : Straight Razor Designs, The Finest In Gentlemens Shaving And Grooming Needs

    I got it yesterday...although it has not been field/battle tested yet, I feel like this 24mm brush is not only incredibly soft and dense, it does have backbone...I would say that it is very close to my 25mm Shavemac D01. In a few days, I will field test it and report back my findings.

    Stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudyvey View Post
    If I would go to Berlin, it surely would be one of my first destinations for shopping, however, my trip goes to Frankfurt and the Black Forest, and this is at least 500 miles from Berlin.
    I may even contact the store and ask for this specific brush I want, too bad they do not list it on their site. But, I also know from the past that there are some very nice shops in Frankfurt, one of them goes back to the 17 century....
    Stopped at a few stores and shops in Frankfurt, but no Thaeter brushes anywhere - only Muehle....

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    Well...Ray already beat me to the punch and has done the comparison here (thanks Ray ). He has done a great job in comparing 4 brushes (including Shavemac and a Thater). Once I get done with my travel deadlines and can have a relaxing weekend (in July), I will update this post and complement my findings with that of Ray's.

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    Thumbs up Finallly - The Long Awaited Results!!

    Hi guys,
    My sincerest apologies for making you wait...I just had to find a few minutes of time (and this weekend seemed to be the one) to take the quick pictures for you all to see.

    The comparison is between a 25mm Shavemac D01 and a 24mm Thater (both silvertip)

    1. The brushes in dry condition (Thater - right , Shavemac - left)
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    2. The brushes in full bloom (Thater - left , Shavemac - right)
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    Well folks...as for the details (as tested)

    A. Size (dry)
    the pictures say it all. Even though the Shavemac is 1mm bigger in knot size, the brushes don't seem too different in their dry condition as far as size.

    B. Size (wet - full bloom)
    However, the shavemac blooms a good 10-20% wider compared to the Thater (even though, the size difference is only 1mm)...this is more apparent when the bloom is viewed from the top. The density of the brushes seem to be fairly close

    C. The shave (subjective)
    The lather (not shown) and shave for both was FANTASTIC!! . The Shavemac, to me, seems to have a stiffer backbone. Both have ultra soft tips...unbelievably luxurious feel. Also, on my face, it feels as if the density of the Shavemac is more substantial than the Thater

    D. Lather hogs?
    Again, the Shavemac sucks more creme to lather up, but when it does, it performs like no brush. The Thater is more reasonable in this regard and seems to take ~20 seconds less to make lather!! This was a bit surprising to me since I would have bet my money on the Shavemac with its stiffer backbone . But, YMMV.

    I have ordered a 24mm Shavemac (regular or non-D01) from Bernd, but haven't received it yet. When I do, another comparison will be in the works...This will provide for a fairer comparative metric to the 24mm Thater..."Apples to Apples", so to speak . Will keep you posted in due course and time.

    I will also post pictures of the brushes lathered up (which I didn't have time to do this time)

    Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see in this upcoming comparison...something that I may very well have forgotten or not considered.

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    Going by your pics they look very different to me. They seem to have a very different shape and the banding is different also. The finishing on the handle is also different.
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