04-28-2014, 10:40 AM
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A friend of mine gave me 2 pure badger knots
Base knot 24mm and Loft at 67mm,he get them from PC Woodcrafts and Pens.
If you remember my previous "how i test my knots" you can understand better the procedure:

Here they are out of the box:

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I wash them,let them dry,i load a soap and i made palm lather
I rinse them,let the dry,here how they look like:

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I took each one as is dry and made some swirling movements in my palm
No hard push just simple moves as i do in my face lather
It's not a torture,few times left to right and right to left as a normal shaving,here the results:

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For me that's a knot failure,no good backbone,not adequate for a proper shaving with swirling movements,just painting that i don't like it !

In comparison with a Frank Shaving pure badger knot,24mmm knot base glued few mm inside the handle.
Here they are before the test,both of 3 of them:

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Here they are after the test,take a look the FS's,almost as it was,stiff and ready for more action
The PC WP's they just collapsed !

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How can i make the decision to glue those knots ?
Would any of you take the risk and glue those knots ?
Tell me your opinion.

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 04-28-2014, 03:19 PM
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Don't waste your time, glue, or handle on those!

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 04-29-2014, 12:28 AM
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My first thought was to toss them but take a look from above the diameter of those knots
Comparing to FS are smaller,if i dig the handle and put them a little deeper i thing they would look like an 20mm knots.
I am hesitate because you know my fiend how much work need to be done to remove them and clean properly the "nest" of the handle.
Should i try with silicone just for one shaving ?

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 05-03-2014, 07:45 AM
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Their horse hair is the same-lifeless. I would not waste my time on the two from PC WP, but would temporarily glue the FS with silicone, the make a decision.
Good luck,

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 05-03-2014, 08:48 AM
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Thank you for your opinion
The FS is already in the handle,one of my best brushes.

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 05-06-2014, 07:27 AM
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I found a spare handle,i was not using it
A little work on the base knot,i "toss" it more in the handle to prevent overbloom
I glue it not very good but enough to do the test
and the lather began.

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In the beginning everything looked good but when the time for swirling came look what happened with a little pressure:

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The knot under the foucet,no backbone at all.

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Here it is in the end of shaving.

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What you think about it now ?
Me, i am not happy at all.

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