09-07-2012, 10:12 PM
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  • Teiste
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[Image: badger%20hair%20grades-820400082.jpg?m=1347085412]

Dont ask me where I got this information,but a little birdy told me...Biggrin

Well,I hope that you can see where the hair is coming from the Meles Meles badger.

1.As you can see,the High Mountain White is the rarest and less quantity hair that you can find on a Meles Meles badger.Also,could be the longest one.

2.Silvertip : the closer to the neck,the whiter than the tips are and also,thinner and softer.The farther to the neck,the less white and the hair would be a little bit coarser too.So we could have 3 different types of silvertip (that makes sense for some makers which uses different silvertip denominations like Premium/Super silvertip,D01 silvertip and regular silvertip and so on).Super badger also comes from this area of the badger and its only that,a denomination,that it could be substituted by the "silvertip" denomination instead.This kind of hair is long too.

3.European Grey : has darker tips than the silvertip and also the hair is coarser,but not like regular best badger.

4.Regular best badger : coarser and grey.Not to be confused with Simpson "best badger",which is basically a silvertip.

5.Rest of the body (legs,some parts of the belly) is what is called pure badger or dark grey badger.Black badger comes from the Hog Badger.

Hope we all know where from the Meles Meles body the hair that we all enjoy in our shaving brushes comes.

And thanks to the person who have provided this information.Smile

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 09-07-2012, 10:48 PM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks for the info Teiste.

But, leave our Bucky Badger alone!Biggrin

   

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 09-08-2012, 01:59 AM
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Great information Teiste, thanks.

After seeing this I wonder if all bright white tipped brushes are bleached.

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 09-08-2012, 02:06 AM
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  • Teiste
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(09-08-2012, 01:59 AM)Slim-65 Wrote: Great information Teiste, thanks.

After seeing this I wonder if all bright white tipped brushes are bleached.

Some are,my friend.Others are naturally white.

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 09-08-2012, 03:06 AM
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Interesting picture. Here is more information on the Meles Meles.

http://www.badger.org.uk/_Attachments/Re...283_S4.pdf

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 09-08-2012, 12:45 PM
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Thanks Teiste! The diagram was really cool.

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 09-08-2012, 05:22 PM
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Thanks Teiste, many I'm sure have thought about where on the badger the hairs come from. This really helps out.

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 09-08-2012, 05:35 PM
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Teiste, thanks for the information and Gary, thanks for the additional follow-up.

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 09-09-2012, 12:49 AM
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  • steve g
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Taking in consideration the price of the knots, there's a lot more silvertip on that pelt then I would have thought.

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 09-10-2012, 11:18 AM
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Thanks Smile
Very interesting information there.... !!

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 09-10-2012, 11:34 AM
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(09-10-2012, 11:18 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: Thanks Smile
Very interesting information there.... !!

Truly is. Thank you, Teiste.

And welcome to you, Claus! Glad to see you here.

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 09-10-2012, 03:01 PM
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(09-10-2012, 11:34 AM)kentclark Wrote:
(09-10-2012, 11:18 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: Thanks Smile
Very interesting information there.... !!

Truly is. Thank you, Teiste.

And welcome to you, Claus! Glad to see you here.

Thanks, do you know me from B&B Badger

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 11-27-2012, 08:50 AM
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This is great. Love the diagram too! Thanks for posting this.

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 12-03-2012, 03:09 AM
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I'd like to know how it's acquired/harvested.

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 12-03-2012, 10:42 AM
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(12-03-2012, 03:09 AM)brothers Wrote: I'd like to know how it's acquired/harvested.

Either gassed or trapped. Sold on the market as a pelt. Hair is sorted/graded, cut off. Sanitized via steam. Graded again. Made into a knot. Glued into a handle. Sold to you. Biggrin

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 12-03-2012, 12:29 PM
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Ok, that makes sense. Maybe I could sell a razor or some blades and invest in badger pelts. Is that a commodity like hog bellies? Actually, I'm thinking maybe they could be bred in captivity. A badger farm? I've been wondering what I might do if I eventually retire from my job.

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 12-03-2012, 12:53 PM
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(12-03-2012, 12:29 PM)brothers Wrote: Ok, that makes sense. Maybe I could sell a razor or some blades and invest in badger pelts. Is that a commodity like hog bellies? Actually, I'm thinking maybe they could be bred in captivity. A badger farm? I've been wondering what I might do if I eventually retire from my job.

They are vicious animals. They will kill you if you turn your back. Just a heads up Wink

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 12-03-2012, 01:29 PM
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(12-03-2012, 12:29 PM)brothers Wrote: Ok, that makes sense. Maybe I could sell a razor or some blades and invest in badger pelts. Is that a commodity like hog bellies? Actually, I'm thinking maybe they could be bred in captivity. A badger farm? I've been wondering what I might do if I eventually retire from my job.

Good luck domesticating them. Vicious, nasty little creatures. Better off just trying to transplant them in some land and letting them do their own thing. You know, like a deer preserve.

Badger pelts would be regulated by Fish & Wildlife. Unknown how easy/hard it is to get them imported. You can purchase NA badger pelts freely on places like etsy or wildlife pelt dealers. That said, I have no idea how good the hair is for shaving.

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 12-03-2012, 01:52 PM
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A very informative and interesting thread. Thank you Teiste!

As I scrutinized the splayed badger pelt, I couldn't help but wonder ... what happens to the rest of the animal?

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 12-03-2012, 05:28 PM
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Dog food factory? Just a guess.

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