Recently I got a new Thater...thought about getting it in two band but I wasn't sure if it was for me, so I went with the regular silvertip instead.
Here's the thing: I don't like scritchy brushes, I can't use "pure" and "best" badger brushes, or boar brushes because they burn my face. I only face lather now (with soaps and creams), so soft tips are a must.
I do like brushes with "backbone" though (like my Rooney 1/1 and this new Thater) and my interest is piqued by some of the discussions around two band brushes.
So, given this info, do you think I would like a 2 band Semogue SOC badger with the cherry wood handle, or a Thater with the 2 band fan shaped knot? I have pretty much ruled out the Semogue LE badger due to reports of it being very scritchy on the face.