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    Question Shavemac D01 versus Thater

    Does anyone know how dense Thater brushes are compared to a comparable Shavemac D01 (say 24 or 25mm knot size or any other for that matter)? I am thinking about getting a 24mm Thater.

    As a matter of comparison of density, a 25mm Shavemac D01, which I have and love, has 26 grams of Silvertip compared to 20 grams in a regular 25mm Shavemac.

    So, how much Silvertip (weight) does a 24mm or 25mm Thater have?

    Any info that can help me make up my mind would be appreciated.

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    Hello,

    If you like dense brushes, I am sure the Thater will not disappoint you. I have never used a Shavemac D01, so I can't make a direct comparison for you. I have read that the D01 brushes are ultra dense. I have used a Rooney and a Simpson brush. I would say that the Thater brushes are very dense, but not as dense as some of the more dense Simpson and Rooney brushes. A while back, I took a few pictures of my Thater 4125/0 brush. These might help you.

    Thater 4125-0 pictures by altphoto - Photobucket

    Hope this helps.

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    Hey Altshaver
    Info does help and is very useful...it gives size perspective, a qualitative metric. I would still want to get quantitative info about bristle density before making a decision.

    I am somewhat torn...I love my 25mm shavemac, but would hate to have just another one (boring)...but, at the same time, if the density of the Thater is far behind a Shavemac D01, then I would hate to have paid the same price and get less. Both run about ~$215 (+/- $10)

    I am in no particular rush...let's see what others have to say.

    Thanks for the input and info...very helpful

    Cheerios,
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    Quote Originally Posted by altshaver View Post
    Hello,

    If you like dense brushes, I am sure the Thater will not disappoint you. I have never used a Shavemac D01, so I can't make a direct comparison for you. I have read that the D01 brushes are ultra dense. I have used a Rooney and a Simpson brush. I would say that the Thater brushes are very dense, but not as dense as some of the more dense Simpson and Rooney brushes. A while back, I took a few pictures of my Thater 4125/0 brush. These might help you.

    Thater 4125-0 pictures by altphoto - Photobucket

    Hope this helps.

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    A 24mm Thäter is USD 130 not 200+
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    Quote Originally Posted by altshaver View Post
    Hello,

    If you like dense brushes, I am sure the Thater will not disappoint you. I have never used a Shavemac D01, so I can't make a direct comparison for you. I have read that the D01 brushes are ultra dense. I have used a Rooney and a Simpson brush. I would say that the Thater brushes are very dense, but not as dense as some of the more dense Simpson and Rooney brushes. A while back, I took a few pictures of my Thater 4125/0 brush. These might help you.

    Thater 4125-0 pictures by altphoto - Photobucket

    Hope this helps.
    What is the loft on this one? I was looking for a 4125/00, but cannot find it anywhere, the /00 is supposedly a little shorter in the loft than the /0.
    I guess I look in Germany next time I go - which is in 10 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudyvey View Post
    I guess I look in Germany next time I go - which is in 10 days.
    You would have to visit Berlin then.

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    By my measure, the 4125/0 has a 50mm loft. I hope this helps.

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    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

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    A 24mm Thäter is USD 130 not 200+
    Amund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeBerlin View Post
    You would have to visit Berlin then.
    I don't think that is the only store in Germany selling Thaeter brushes. I am going to Frankfurt and there are a few stores that may carry Thaeter brushes. Could not believe they (Thaeter) would limit themselves to only one seller, or?

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    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 .

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rudyvey View Post
    I don't think that is the only store in Germany selling Thaeter brushes. I am going to Frankfurt and there are a few stores that may carry Thaeter brushes. Could not believe they (Thaeter) would limit themselves to only one seller, or?

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