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24x68 or 28x70 Boar Knot?

24x68 or 28x70 Boar Knot


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I am planning to re-knot a handle I have after the first of the year. I like the handle but have found that I'm not crazy about badger, I much prefer boar and synth. I already have 2 synths and an Omega 10098 Pro Boar so i will be getting a boar knot to make a second boar.

Both of these knots are from Shave Forge so I just need some advice on which one I should get. I want something close to the 10098 which is 27x65 but the handle is already drilled for a 24mm knot which is what it has in it now.

Can any of y'all that like boars maybe tell me what you perceive as the difference in a 24mm boar and one larger?

I also face lather more than I use my scuttle. I generally only use my scuttle on cold days. I also use harder soaps (Wiiliams, etc.) and Artisan soaps (TASS which is the same consistency as Stirling poured bowls.

Thanks in advance for your help and advice.

Brian C.
 
I prefer smaller knots so I voted for the 24mm.

But this is going to be your brush so pick what will make you happiest!
 
If I were to get a 24mm boar, I would like it to be with a lot less loft. Maybe 55mm loft at most. 24X68 will feel quite floppy given my experience. I think 28X70 has a much better balance in terms of feel and backbone and I don't mind the big splay.
 
How deep is the bore for the knot? If it's the usual 15mm either one should be ok. How do you feel about opening up the handle to ~30mm? Is there enough meat to do that?

Do you care to post a pic of the handle just for kicks if you have one?
 
How deep is the bore for the knot? If it's the usual 15mm either one should be ok. How do you feel about opening up the handle to ~30mm? Is there enough meat to do that?

Do you care to post a pic of the handle just for kicks if you have one?
I don’t have any problems opening it up to 30mm. That’s kinda what I was guessing for the 28mm knot.

I know I could get the closest to the omega size with the 28 but just don’t really know how the 24 would be. I know it would be a shorter loft than what I have and I can open the handle to 26mm and set the loft on it to maintain backbone but I know it wouldn’t splay like the 28 would.

I can also make the bore as deep as needed so that’s no issue.





AoM; B.O.S.S.;Knight of the Veg Table;MFR2019
 
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Very cool! So you can build whatever you like. Face latherer and my preference is for smaller knots. I'd go 24mm and be done with it.

However, boar knots are cheap enough you could buy both. Go with the 24mm first and if you didn't get along with it yank out the 24mm, bore out the handle and stuff the 28mm in there. Either way you have an extra knot on hand and an excuse for another brush!
 
Very cool! So you can build whatever you like. Face latherer and my preference is for smaller knots. I'd go 24mm and be done with it.

However, boar knots are cheap enough you could buy both. Go with the 24mm first and if you didn't get along with it yank out the 24mm, bore out the handle and stuff the 28mm in there. Either way you have an extra knot on hand and an excuse for another brush!
You must be a member of the enablers club. Lol.

I have considered that but once I bore out for the 28, there’s no going back to the 24.


AoM; B.O.S.S.;Knight of the Veg Table;MFR2019
 
The 24x68 would be closest to an Omega 10049 Pro. Who uses one of these and what are your thoughts on it?
 
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