Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rooney 1/1 Super

This is the little Rooney. A lot smaller than the medium version shown in the second photo. I also show it with the Rooney 3/1 Silvertip and the knots of both brushes. I am a little confused about the super and silvertip grades. Super is said to be redressed or resorted silvertip that is regraded in England. Any short or twisted hairs are removed leaving the hair feeling softer and giving the brush a lighter appearance. My 1/1 super and 3/1 silvertip don't bear this out. The super has a tighter head and the hairs are not as soft as the silvertip. 
The super 1/1 is thought by many to be an ideal soap and face lathering brush. It is quite scrubby and the brush head is a highly effective latherer but soft tipped? Mine isn't - it's not uncomfortable, but not as pleasant to use as the 3/1 silvertip. The 1/1 handle is quite short and it doesn't make it easy to hold. I really see nothing to justify buying this brush in preference to the 3/1 silvertip. 

Knot 22mm
Loft 45mm
Handle 43mm
Height 88mm
Price £50 (USA)

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