This is yet another illustration of YMMV. Isn't is wonderful that there are such varied preferences...and choices.
I currently own one M&F and have another on the way.
However, I don't ever intend to be without a Thater.
And the Simpson's Berkeley (Best) is also a great brush.
So, in my cabinet anyway, there are a variety of textures to select from depending on the whim of the day. I just don't see myself ever being a one brush guy.
Last edited by MaxP; 09-10-2011 at 12:11 PM. Reason: fixed typo
made my purchase today. now i wait anxiously
Looks like Classic Shaving now carries the M&F sandalwood soap:
It is a very nice soap but it's a bit expensive given the 1.75oz size.
Have a great shave!
Someone sent a PM asking for some pictures of 3-band M&Fs. I have but two (perhaps Ben could indulge us as well). I know I've posted pics of these somewhere deep in the archives of this thread. Here's a new twist: one of them next to a Thater 4125/2:
And here's a great little number next to my favorite Blonde. This is its pre-bloom state. I should post a picture of it next to my Simpson 56. They are quite similar in size and shape:
Each has a different type of hair. The hair in the silver belted handle is similar to Rooney Super. Lee tells me the hair in the acrylic handle was a sample he made about three brushes from. It happens to be my favorite 3-band, with great backbone and the fine, soft tips that kind of curl up when dry.