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NewGuy
08-15-2009, 08:13 AM
Hi everyone,

I am about to order my first Rooney shaving brush. Looking to get one in Super Silvertip Badger.

Im thinking of either the style 1 size 2 or style 3 size 2 but just cant decide...

Is there much difference in the styles apart from the looks?

Thanks.

Bertilak
08-15-2009, 09:09 AM
Is there much difference in the styles apart from the looks?
Thanks.

Did you look at the descriptions of Rooney brushes at Vintage Blades? (http://www.vintagebladesllc.com/vshop/xcart/home.php?cat=152)

The differences are in the height of the handle and loft (for a given knot size).

TorzJohnson
08-15-2009, 09:37 AM
I've got one of each, I prefer style 2.

DSB
08-16-2009, 02:13 PM
There is no "best." You can't go wrong with any of them. It's just personal preference. Rooney makes a great product, so just get the handle size and loft the suits you. You'll be happy with whichever one you choose.

I personally have the 3/1, and love it.

blacdisco2000
08-16-2009, 05:05 PM
3/1 imho.

Ignatius
08-16-2009, 05:08 PM
If I could havea ny Rooney, it would be a 1/2 in Finest. Too expensive though. The same is super is also appealing to me.

Cookie_Junkie
08-17-2009, 05:19 AM
Had to vote for Style 1 here :001_tt1:
This one sure is a beauty...

Yet, I would pick mine in size 1 as I dream of it for soaps and face lathering...

This is still a dream anyway... Oh, BTW, not that I want to make your choice harder, but ivory or ebony? :biggrin:

Mine would be in black, for sure!!

Yooper
08-17-2009, 06:52 AM
Im thinking of either the style 1 size 2 or style 3 size 2 but just cant decide...


I have the style 3, size 2 from Vintage Blades and really like it. I already had a C&E BBB and wanted something a bit bigger so I went with the 3/2 instead of the 3/1. It's a really nice, dense brush that does great with soaps and creams. Because of the density, it will take a while to break in and soften up at first (several shaves). Great quality, too - I've had mine for 8 months and it hasn't lost hair one yet.

andrewckellogg
08-21-2009, 09:24 AM
I'm leaning towards getting a rooney from vb and am wondering, is there any difference besides the handle and knot size?

I'm probably going to get a heritage stubby for soap/face lathering, but may splurge for the genuine horn

domino
08-21-2009, 09:59 AM
Give Jim a call at VB,great customer service:cool:



I'm leaning towards getting a rooney from vb and am wondering, is there any difference besides the handle and knot size?

I'm probably going to get a heritage stubby for soap/face lathering, but may splurge for the genuine horn

strat1117
08-22-2009, 08:39 AM
My 1/2 in super is perfect for hard soaps.

I love it!

Dave_D
08-22-2009, 03:14 PM
Another vote for the 3-1, just about perfect imo.