08-18-2012, 07:01 AM
#1
User Info
This was the first Horse hair brush that I had purchased, the Vie-Long Sardinero 13800. Just look at how awful this knot is. I am thinking of doing a re-knot, but really am not sure if it is worth the effort or expense, as I can get a new Semogue boar for about the price of a knot.

[Image: badhorse01.jpg]

[Image: badhorse02.jpg]

[Image: badhorse03.jpg]

5 833
Reply
 08-18-2012, 07:30 AM
#2
  • krissy
  • Active Member
  • Cando, North Dakota
User Info
Ooooh that doesn't look good at all!!!! [Image: 026.gif]

7 405
Reply
 08-18-2012, 07:54 AM
#3
User Info
It really isn't. It looked like that just after a few weeks of ownership. I was hoping that it would bloom more, but it never did. It has just been sitting in a drawer, as it just not functional as a brush.

I love the size and shape of the handle, and felt like the size of the knot was perfect when I got it, but as you can see from the pic, it almost looks as if the knot was not packed dense enough. The entire center area is almost hollow..

5 833
Reply
 08-18-2012, 07:55 AM
#4
  • Craig
  • Not a ragin Cajun; a mild mannered one
  • Astoria, NYC
User Info
I have another VieLong that looks almost exactly like that. I think you have to be pretty gentle with the shorter lofted horsehair brushes.

6 119
Reply
 08-18-2012, 08:32 AM
#5
  • mikeperry
  • Senior Member
  • St Louis via the UK
User Info
(08-18-2012, 07:01 AM)Azarius Wrote: This was the first Horse hair brush that I had purchased, the Vie-Long Sardinero 13800. Just look at how awful this knot is. I am thinking of doing a re-knot, but really am not sure if it is worth the effort or expense, as I can get a new Semogue boar for about the price of a knot.

Hi Arley

If you like the handle I say go for it...

For what it's worth I have a Vie-Long Zurito 13061 Horse Hair brush that (touch wood, at least yet) hasn't exhibited the problem you've seen with your Sardinero 13800, but I love the handle of the Zurito 13061, as I find it extremely comfortable in the hand. I therefore decided after my first successful re-knot if the time ever came I would take the time to re-knot that handle.

Fast forward a couple months ago to where I traded some shaving stuff, as part of the trade I received a (spare) Zurito 13061.

Now fast forward to a couple of days ago (16th August 2012), I decided it was time to try and remove the knot via the "Steam" method Teiste documented here, having already had one failure and one success using that method.

All I can at this time, the Zurito 13061 knot came out remarkably easily, 20 minutes in the steam bath and the knot removal was almost 100% complete (except for some minor epoxy/glue clean up that took me a further 10 minutes), and the handle ready for re-knotting...

[Image: MDQxr.jpg]

Vie-Long Zurito 13061 Horse Hair knot



[Image: THBVT.jpg]

Zurito 13061 Horse Hair knot removed from handle after 20 minutes in steam bath



[Image: Vm3Wr.jpg]

Zurito 13061 Horse Hair knot removed from handle after 20 minutes in steam bath

With all the above "blah-blah-blah" out of the way -- in the hope it will encourage you to take the time to re-knot if you decide to go that route -- I wish you good luck and ever success if you decide the handle is worth reusing and re-knotting.

Take care, Mike

23 1,872
Reply
 08-18-2012, 09:27 AM
#6
User Info
It depends on how much you like the handle.

What would you reknot it with? TGN grade A silvertip would give you approximately Simpson best quality, for $20 or so.

9 2,988
Reply
 08-18-2012, 10:46 AM
#7
User Info
If you like the handle, then it is simply up to finding a knot that is suitable to it and to you.

If you do not like the handle, put it up on sale and see who will take it off your hands, but don't toss it. Someone is more than likely hunting for a handle and will pay for the handle and postage.

1 2,827
Reply
 08-18-2012, 08:55 PM
#8
  • Teiste
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Salt Lake City,UT
User Info
Reknot it.The handle is very nice and deserves a good badger knot.

86 7,123
Reply
 08-18-2012, 09:10 PM
#9
User Info
Good luck with your decision, Arley! i say go with the Semogue as you love them.

75 20,883
Reply
 08-19-2012, 03:22 AM
#10
User Info
(08-18-2012, 08:55 PM)Teiste Wrote: Reknot it.The handle is very nice and deserves a good badger knot.

+1, but also a vote for a Muhle Silvertip fibers knot. That handle is a looker!

0 641
Reply
 08-20-2012, 05:57 AM
#11
User Info
Thanks to some coaching from Brian (ShadowsDad), I have decided to re-knot it with a TGN 20mm Fan shaped Knot.

Once completed I will post pics.

5 833
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)