11-12-2015, 09:02 AM
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I was having a conversation with a good friend, who recently bought a few brushes. One of which he said lost a couple of hairs on first use.
Now, it is my opinion that this is quite normal. Given the number of hairs that must be in a well packed knot, there are bound to be several loose ones in that bunch, and even if the maker has a habit of combing that knot before sending it out, they are not going to get them all. MHO. I would think it might take several shaves to shake them all out.
But this got me thinking. I wonder roughly how many thousands of hairs make up an average, say 22mm badger knot. Anyone know?

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 11-12-2015, 10:38 AM
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A whole bunch! Biggrin  Actually, I would never have the patience to count them all.  Rolleyes

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 11-12-2015, 10:40 AM
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(11-12-2015, 10:38 AM)celestino Wrote: A whole bunch! Biggrin  Actually, I would never have the patience to count them all.  Rolleyes

Biggrin

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 11-12-2015, 10:43 AM
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Been poking around on the web a bit. Check this link out.

Check out the "measurement of the badger hair.

http://www.shavemac.com/manufacturing.html

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 11-12-2015, 10:56 AM
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15,000 hairs, then, for that 22mm knot. Biggrin

Wow! Can you imagine how many shafts of hair a Chubby 3 Super would have?! Biggrin

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 11-12-2015, 11:00 AM
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For the Chubby, seems I recall someone estimating it at 40,000. Don't take that as fact, though.

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 11-12-2015, 11:02 AM
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Crazy stuff, eh?
Crazy good! W00t

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 11-12-2015, 11:32 AM
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I can see this turning into the next addition to badger knot classification: Chubby 2 Super Badger, 25x52mm, 15K hairs per 22m equivalent  Biggrin

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 11-12-2015, 01:06 PM
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15,000? That's crazy, wonder how many hairs are on one badger...

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 11-12-2015, 01:16 PM
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not a badger, but i read that a cat has approx 60,000 hairs per sq inch on its back, and double of that on its underside My

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 11-12-2015, 01:48 PM
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