12-11-2012, 10:52 PM
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Serious question. What does the stuff feel like?

It's readily available and relatively inexpensive for a full pelt. You can find them online. I did a search a few months ago. They're around $40.

So, there must be some reason we don't shave with this badger hair.

Too short? Too harsh? Anyone know?

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 12-11-2012, 11:06 PM
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They have badgers here? What do they look like?

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 12-11-2012, 11:09 PM
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(12-11-2012, 11:06 PM)beartrap Wrote: They have badgers here? What do they look like?

[Image: University-of-Wisconsin-Traditions-Bucky...004xlg.jpg]

Tough.

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 12-11-2012, 11:13 PM
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(12-11-2012, 11:06 PM)beartrap Wrote: They have badgers here? What do they look like?

Dead:

[Image: Badger_Fur_Pelts_Tanned_Skins_377.jpg]

Alive:

[Image: JQOIF00Z.jpg]

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 12-11-2012, 11:15 PM
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I like them better dead. What an ugly angry animal, I think even rat looks better Biggrin

EDIT: LOL at Teiste!

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 12-11-2012, 11:22 PM
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Yes, LOL @ T.

I was fully expecting a real photo underneath. Tongue

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 12-12-2012, 02:21 AM
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They're fairly common around here. Farmers don't like them, they dig a lot of holes.

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 12-12-2012, 03:48 AM
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So why not?

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 12-12-2012, 04:08 AM
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Badger unions?

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 12-12-2012, 06:04 AM
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Cost of American labor?

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 12-12-2012, 06:53 AM
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That is one mean looking animal.

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 12-12-2012, 08:00 AM
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The American badger species all carry an inbreed decease, which makes the hair of US badgers very rough and simply not fine enough for use in badger hair brushes Confused
















Just kidding, haven't got a clue Wink Cool

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 12-12-2012, 08:11 AM
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(12-12-2012, 08:00 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: The American badger species all carry an inbreed decease, which makes the hair of US badgers very rough and simply not fine enough for use in badger hair brushes Confused
















Just kidding, haven't got a clue Wink Cool

Hysterical!!!!

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 12-12-2012, 08:33 AM
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Biggrin

Mean? You betcha!

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 12-12-2012, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for the laugh Claus!

@ Steve,
Maybe you should go depilate one and report back. Biggrin

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 12-12-2012, 09:58 PM
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I would assume that is because

1) Not a lot of Badgers are trapped.

2) The trapping depends on the demand for the pelts.

3) The pelts are sold whole or in parts for the craft trade.

4) People like other pelts better.

5) There are no American Companies making badger hair brushes to drive up the demand for Badger pelts.

6) The Cost to make a Pure American Badger Brush would be way too much.

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 12-12-2012, 10:03 PM
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I can assure you that there are way more N.A. badgers killed than pelts sold. A lot of farmers just let the corpses rot in the field.

The pelts are cheaper than Eurasian badger, so I don't think #3 is it.

#4 is my theory.

#5 may be true, but I don't recall any American companies using NA badger even when they were around. If anyone has insight it would be appreciated.

#6 is possible. It may be difficult to export the hair.

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 12-13-2012, 06:46 AM
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Why not, because Gillette says so.

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 12-13-2012, 08:04 AM
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What I want to know is, why are there no Honey Badger brushes?





Oh wait I think the video explains it.

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 12-13-2012, 08:19 AM
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(12-12-2012, 10:03 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: #5 may be true, but I don't recall any American companies using NA badger even when they were around. If anyone has insight it would be appreciated.

It must have been used at some point. At least with pre-1960's brushs unless they imported all the badger hair from Europe. From pictures it seems that older vintage badger hair have a more of a darker brown color... or could that just be due to the age?

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