12-11-2012, 11:32 PM
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a friend from DFS sent me this brush a while ago to keep. I haven't used it yet though it's hair is pretty stiff and rough (by rubbing it across my palms). Since I have extremely sensitive skin, I'd likely put a silvertip badger knot in it, but I don't want to destroy the value of the brush if it's on the rare side... that said, I don't know anything about the brush itself or its rarity and can't find much info online.

what's your opinions?

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 12-11-2012, 11:40 PM
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Has that boar brush even been used?

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 12-11-2012, 11:43 PM
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  • Teiste
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Dont re knot it , man.Leave it as it is. That boar looks good.

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 12-11-2012, 11:48 PM
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(12-11-2012, 11:40 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Has that boar brush even been used?

I don't know and I'm not sure if there's a way to tell.

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 12-11-2012, 11:52 PM
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(12-11-2012, 11:48 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(12-11-2012, 11:40 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Has that boar brush even been used?

I don't know and I'm not sure if there's a way to tell.

Check how many of its tips are split. If most are , have been used it.If not , its basically new or brand new.I think think that brush has cut tips , like the cheap ones made in China.

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 12-11-2012, 11:54 PM
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(12-11-2012, 11:52 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(12-11-2012, 11:48 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(12-11-2012, 11:40 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Has that boar brush even been used?

I don't know and I'm not sure if there's a way to tell.

Check how many of its tips are split. If most are , have been used it.If not , its basically new or brand new.I think think that brush has cut tips , like the cheap ones made in China.

I'll check in the morning. I'm too lazy to go dig it out of the drawer and I'm listening to Paul McCartney right now. Biggrin

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 12-12-2012, 12:18 AM
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Wow, what a find!

I'd re-knot it with my preferred choice of badger and use it!

That said, as it is in such wonderful condition it would make a fine display piece too.

I'm sure you'll get a more than a few offers to give it a good home! Biggrin

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 12-12-2012, 12:38 PM
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(12-12-2012, 12:18 AM)ben74 Wrote: Wow, what a find!

I'd re-knot it with my preferred choice of badger and use it!

That said, as it is in such wonderful condition it would make a fine display piece too.

I'm sure you'll get a more than a few offers to give it a good home! Biggrin

only Teiste has made an offer on the brush. Tongue

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 12-12-2012, 12:49 PM
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(12-12-2012, 12:38 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(12-12-2012, 12:18 AM)ben74 Wrote: Wow, what a find!

I'd re-knot it with my preferred choice of badger and use it!

That said, as it is in such wonderful condition it would make a fine display piece too.

I'm sure you'll get a more than a few offers to give it a good home! Biggrin

only Teiste has made an offer on the brush. Tongue

And you didnt even accepted it !!! Biggrin Ill buy you some drinks when we get together in Vegas...Cool

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 12-12-2012, 01:07 PM
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Andrew, did you feel for softness wet or dry? A boar will always be stiffer and not as soft when dry. Give it a soak and then try it. Of course if the tips aren't split it would be unfair because it hasn't realized it's potential until they split and the brush is broken in.

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