05-29-2015, 08:45 AM
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Hi Guys I'm waiting on these two both unused can anyone tell me how would this knot perform and would it be worth keeping it or maybe sending the brush out to have the knot replaced with another Boar I would like to know what you think?


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 05-29-2015, 08:45 AM
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  • Agravic
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Lovely find, Jamie.

I think you should forward these items to me for closer inspection .. Winky

Regardless, my vote would be to replace the knot on the brush.

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 05-29-2015, 08:57 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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That brush may be unused but the knot looks to be in fair condition at best (missing a chunk of hair and rather soiled).  You could attempt to clean it up and use it as is, but I'm guessing you will get more satisfaction by having a new knot installed.  I have used, and still own a few, vintage boar brushes.  The quality of the old knots can be ok, but they do seem to take quite a while to break in, being quite stiff and scratchy at first.  Give it a try in its original condition, again after a very thorough cleaning, and maybe attempt to break it in by doing several test lathers to see if you will enjoy the brush as is. 

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 05-29-2015, 08:58 AM
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Thanks Ravi.

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 05-29-2015, 08:59 AM
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  • eengler
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Very Nice! I would go for replacing one with a current knot.

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 05-29-2015, 09:06 AM
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Yeah a new Boar knot seems the most likely option, the brush I expect will clean up like new, I will try to replicate the knot size exactly should make a nice project watch this space.:-)

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 05-29-2015, 09:34 AM
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Lovely handle, Jamie, and good luck with the re-knotting! Thumbsup

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 05-29-2015, 09:37 AM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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I had the same brush. It was an EverReady 115 but mine wasn't as nice and needed a re-knot.
The handle is nice and heavy, the bottom half was filled with plaster of paris. I recall it could take an 18mm - 20mm depending on the knot.

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 05-29-2015, 11:17 AM
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Beautiful find Jamie - Enjoy!

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 06-03-2015, 07:18 PM
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  • SRNewb
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  • No. Va, USA
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Lovely brush. I , too, would vote to reknot. I know you will do a great job, and look forward to the results.

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 06-03-2015, 07:28 PM
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  • Johnny
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Doing a re-knot is probably the best choice but I would have to try it 3 or 4 times before I did anything to it.

Soak it in warm water for about 20-25 minutes to let the old dry boar soak up as much water as possible.

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 06-03-2015, 08:10 PM
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+1

Nobody is dead until he is warm and dead... Smile
Rehydrate that hair carefully land give it several cleanings, then you´ll see what it will do.

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