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    Default What brush should I try now?

    I currently own a Rooney 3/3 in super and a pure badger brush (Swissco I think) that came in a set my wife got me from Drugstore.com when I first started wetshaving. I love how soft the Rooney is but wish it was a little rougher like my pure badger for the times when I want to face lather. Speaking of which the 3/3 is a monster and too big for me to face lather with. Actually the 3/3 is a little too big for me overall.

    I am considering offering my Rooney 3/3 for sale or trade and would like to know what would be a good brush for me.

    So can anyone suggest a brush that has a smaller knot with decent density that is good for creams (about all I use) that I can face lather or bowl lather with. It doesn't have to be as super soft as the Rooney 3/3 but I still want something really soft.

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    If you really like Rooneys you could just get a size 1

    My recommendations would be a 23mm Shavemac, and a Rooney Stubby 1

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    The wife has cut off funds so maybe I will try to trade in BST.

    Anything availabe with a larger handle but a smaller knot I have big hands. Edit: it seems the 2/1 has the tallest handle anyone used this one?
    Last edited by EvoDevo; 08-25-2008 at 02:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoDevo View Post
    The wife has cut off funds so maybe I will try to trade in BST.

    Anything availabe with a larger handle but a smaller knot I have big hands. Edit: it seems the 2/1 has the tallest handle anyone used this one?
    Check out some of the Rooney Heritage brushes ... you can get a small head and a longer handle.
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    I love the Rooney Heritage line. I would solidly recommend the Alibaba 2 or 3 and the Emillion for just the purposes you describe. I have the Ali 3 and it's a favorite, but I love the luxurious feel of the Emillion. The latter has a kind of cult following.
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    So before I can get anything else is anyone looking for a Rooney 3/3 in super?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoDevo View Post
    So before I can get anything else is anyone looking for a Rooney 3/3 in super?
    You should post it in the BST Forum, you'll have a better chance than mentioning it here. Good luck!
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    no problem it is posted there just thought maybe someone here would be looking for something like this. It seems that the big brush doesn't want to go, either that or I am asking too much .

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    I've heard good things about the QED select 20mm, 22mm knots and so on. Check the thread Here.
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