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Price: The cost of this brush was $65 and worth every penny

Quality: This is a top notch brush. The handle is simply amazing the picture does not do it justice. Fits well in my hand and very comfortable.

Density: The knot is huge and pre-bloom was quite soft and was a little worried this would be as soft as my Vulfix 2233. This was not the case when I swirled it in my Tabac soap. The knot is 24mm Silver Tip and is like a sponge, it holds a ton of water.

Stiffness & Softness: I'd say the stiffness is in the middle of the road not too soft but not stiff. To me this is just right and perfect for my liking. This brush is stiff enough to hold it's shape quite well, weather wet or dry. I can only compare it the the Vulfix but it was very soft on the face but stiff enough to easily create lather on the face.

Ergonomics: The handle is long and slender and fits nicely in the hand which makes it easy to handle with making lather and applying to the face. The brush holds a ton of lather one squeeze and I easily have a few more passes.

Latherability: OMG is all I can say when it comes to lathering. At about the 2 minute point I had more than enough lather to do 6 passes, thick and creamy. The picture below is at the 2 minute point.

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I have 20 mm Silvertip Grade A, Faux Ivory Handle 47, Loft 45, 3 Band Fan Shape Knot
Great price, lower than all big brands. After a few uses, becomed a little lather machine. All over lathering, even handle :) I'm using face lather, bowl lather, soaps, sticks, creams.... :thumbup:

First 3 photos when unused, bloom photo after first use.
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Price: $69.00 An excellent value! I have paid much more for brushes that, in my opinion, cannot compete with the value of a Penworks brush.

Quality: Excellent!

Density: ST- 24 with an Alternative Ivory Base. Very nice!

Stiffness: Not too stiff. Just right!

Softness: Perfect. I was between choosing a Finest or Silvertip, and I chose correctly with the Silvertip knot.

Ergonomic: Awesome! More or less, what might be considered a Chubby. I live close enough to Carefree, AZ, that I was able to go to the shop and spend time finding a brush that is a perfect in my hands. This one is the right size, shape, weight, and had the best feel in my hands.

Latherability: Excellent. I prefer soaps, yet I am able to produce a lather that is the consistency of what I have achieved using a cream, using this brush.

Overall: Extremely happy with this selection! Again, having the ability to handle any of the brushes that Tony had in the display cabinet that caught my eye, gave me tremendous advantage over ordering online, as I had done in the past. There were two very large display cabinets, with 4 shelves each, plus a smaller cabinet with 2 shelves. Great presentation, combined with extremely friendly service!

I have found my "Shave Oasis" in the Sonoran Desert, and I will be making regular trips to visit Tony!
The penworks brush I have is the ST1R-22.
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Price: About $50 shipped after the B&B discount. Can't be beat.

Quality: In the first lathering, it lost a total of 1 hair. None since. Such a beautiful, densely stuffed knot. Looks like a brush that should be at least 2x the cost.

Density: Very dense. One of only 2 brushes I have tried, but much more dense than that.

Stiffness: Great backbone. Bristles stand up as you face lather and only splay out when pressed and you want them to.

Softness: Mine is slightly scritchy right now, but has been getting softer with each use. I think it's the perfect blend of softness and "exfoliating scritchiness"

Ergonomic: Not exactly the right fit for my hand, but Tony makes a million differnt handles, so I'm sure you could find one that suits you.

Latherability: Excellent. Only used with soaps so far, but fantastic. Will try with creams tonight!

Overall: I absolutely love it! It is a great looking brush, and the knot is SO dense! Has a lot more back bone than the other brush I tried (Semogue 2030) which I really like since I'm planning on mostly using soaps. From everything I've read about Rooney's, I would imagine this brush is very similar. Very dense, great backbone, slightly scritchy...although getting softer with each use.

Truly a beautiful brush that I would recommend to anyone! :thumbup:
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