Here is my first attempt to go over my Rooney 3/1 experience, I would call it a review, but I only have one other brush and it is an EJ BBB medium. So I don't have a lot to compare to at this moment .
Anyways I ordered my brush over at Vintage Blades from Jim last weekend, it was shipped and arrived at my doorstep today. Well today was one of those days, even though it was a Friday. So when I saw the package on the doorstep I decided it was time for a nice, slow comfortable shave to top the night off.
Here is the brush I received:
After I washed it out with shampoo, took a nice shower to prep my face. I decided to give face lathering a go, so I could compare my experience to my EJ brush which is a "best" badger. Plus, it is the silver tip version of the Rooney, isn't that what it's made for?
So after the shower loaded the brush using Marco's method with RR King Louis! Chose the lavender since it was a night shave to calm my nerves from the day.
Brush loaded and ready to use:
Then face lathered and did a 3 pass shave with my red tip and personna med preps I also received in the mail today!
I will post the rest of the pics in the next post. The brush held plenty of lather, but the most important thing I noticed from this brush in comparison was it basically felt like a soft pillow of soap against my face with no scratch. This was the reason I was bowl lathering with my EJ brush, it really irritated my skin from the scratch, mostly at the neck line.
I love this brush It will definitely be earning the number 1 spot on my brush holder. It held enough lather for the 3 passes, and I only had to dip it a couple of times in the water on the third lather to get it going again. It was soft, even on the first test run not even broken in yet. I can only imagine how it is going to be once I get it broken in.
The only problem I found was it shed a lot of hairs. Atleast a dozen or so when shampooing it to begin with and about 3-4 once I started lathering. I don't know if that is a bad thing. I will keep my eye on it over the next month or so.
Anyways I will post the rest of the pics in the next post, which will include the lather on the face, and post first use bloom.
Thanks Jim at Vintage Blades!