After the recent shaving brush design contest by deruitem, I started thinking about getting a new brush that was really different, possibly a custom brush--but then I came across some photos of limited edition Rooneys in "psychedelic colors." After a web search and a couple phone calls, I found only three brushes left from the production, here in the U.S. anyway. I decided on this orange-black swirl in Style 3 size small in what the salesman said was Rooney's "super silvertip."
So far the brush is really nice, having the softest tips and best backbone of any of my brushes. It's amazing as a face lathering brush, but I also enjoy bowl lathering with small brushes, so I have a short stainless steel bowl for this purpose. This brush seems to require a little more cream for the same lathering results as my other brushes. I'm hoping the brush stays focused and tight as far as the knot goes. It has bloomed a little, but seems to be staying tight, not like my Chubby 1, but firm and nice.
Here are some photos. Orange and black are more Bengals colors, even though I live in Brown's Town (The Mistake on the Lake, lovely Cleveland, Oh), but it's close enough to the right team colors...err...sort of. Being a creative, artistic sort, I tend to like bright colors like this anyway. Rooney made some other brushes in this LE that were more "cool" blues and greens that I may also have liked. Well, what do you think?