05-17-2013, 09:55 AM
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I was wondering, anyone knows how exactly animal hair is sterilized for use in shaving brushes?

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 05-17-2013, 10:06 AM
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(05-17-2013, 09:55 AM)Galhatz Wrote: I was wondering, anyone knows how exactly animal hair is sterilized for use in shaving brushes?

i guess UV lamp

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 05-17-2013, 10:11 AM
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I'm assuming the sticker sterilisation thing came into being after the anthrax scare back in the 1920's - the same anthrax scare that more or less killed off horse hair brushes for the longest time.

Found an interesting half-page article from the American Journal of Public Health about anthrax in shaving brushes. Tip of the day seems to be avoiding Chinese and Japanese horse hair brushes - the day in question being 1925, granted.

As to the how... I haven't the faintest. The New York Department of Health required hair products to be sterilised by boiling or autoclave back in 1920, but boiling a brush seems... destructive to me.

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 05-17-2013, 01:22 PM
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I seem to remember watching a video a while back that showed one company running badger hair through a steamer of sorts to sterilize it..just the hair mind you...not completed brushes.

I can't seem to find that video now but I'll keep looking around.

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 05-17-2013, 03:44 PM
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Boar & horse is steamed or boiled depending on the preparation method.

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