05-07-2014, 02:23 PM
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In a recent turn of events I will be receiving a few recently deceased badger pelts. I thought this would be a fine time to attempt to get higher quality knot then I could normally afford. I was wondering if anyone could point me to a nice "how to" guide as well as someone who could produce a knot from raw materials.

This will be more of a fun/practice experiment so I won't be too disappointed with poor results.

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 05-07-2014, 02:26 PM
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  • Elendil
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I'm hoping that Lee from WSP checks in here, since he probably has the most experience sourcing hair, and arranging for knots to be made.

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 05-07-2014, 02:51 PM
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Best of luck, but I doubt this is going to be an easy endeavour! Smile

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 05-07-2014, 02:56 PM
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  • beartrap
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If you do end up doing it, I want to see pictures from start to end Biggrin

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 05-07-2014, 03:30 PM
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  • Elendil
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Is it honey badger?

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 05-07-2014, 04:40 PM
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I have a silly habit of photo-documenting every project I fool heartedly undertake. I will defiantly post my step by step progress and probable fail but hey, it's all in the name of being a cheapskate.

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 05-07-2014, 04:48 PM
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This may be a first for the forum! Keep us posted with pictures!

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 05-10-2014, 04:36 PM
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Sounds awesome, best of luck.

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 05-15-2014, 01:32 PM
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Good luck! Let us know how this project turns out Cool

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 05-21-2014, 04:24 AM
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Most of the time when you see video about hand made brushes, they only show the initial shaping and temporary tightening of the knot, but the other day I saw another video that showed how simpson brushes are glued (not very detailed but shows how they do it), and from looking at shavemac knots pictures, one can guess that after gluing they put the final threads...

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 05-21-2014, 05:16 AM
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  • vferdman
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I completely understand why you are attempting this and I wish you all the luck necessary for the best outcome. Pictures are definitely in order. I can only imagine the olfactory experience which can not be captured by photos...

In case you need a plan B, check out TGN for their selection of shaving brush knots. A really good 22mm - 24mm two band badger knot runs under $25 and is of outstanding quality. I have been using their knots to make and restore brushes for a long time now and have had nothing but positive experience with the product and the shop owner.

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 05-21-2014, 06:31 AM
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In case you need a plan B, check out TGN for their selection of shaving brush knots. A really good 22mm - 24mm two band badger knot runs under $25 and is of outstanding quality. I have been using their knots to make and restore brushes for a long time now and have had nothing but positive experience with the product and the shop owner.
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Yes. The TGN Finest knots are excellent and reasonably priced.

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 05-21-2014, 07:31 AM
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  • dushea
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It's my understanding that European/Asian badgers are the badgers used for brushes, not the American badgers. (Meles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meles_(genus) vs. Taxidea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_badger).

No idea what the actual difference in the feeling of the hair is, but I don't know if I'd expect to get any sort of really high quality knot out of it (or who knows, maybe it'll be better!).

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