Current good badger sources

Discussion in 'Brush Making and Restorations' started by martinocando, Feb 24, 2019.

    I just got pretty cheat a very nice Ever-Ready Nylon Lucite 500N handle, and I was very lucky that the knot came right off cleanly. No drilling whatsoever. I just started pulling it with pliers, and it dislodged. A few extra pulls, and boom. Clean handle.

    Now, I'm searching for a really good knot for it. I've used Maggard Razors and Ace Shaving badgers, but I'm not really sure if there are any new good sources or manufacturers on eBay.

    Any recommendations?

    Here is the handle. Just need a nice polishing and restoring the letters with rub-n-buff.
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  1. rockviper

    rockviper Moderator Emeritus

    Check @Graydog 's recent threads on the 24 and 25mm Maggards. They seem to be gel tips.
  2. Maseto and Frank Shaving, these are my best options.
    Heard nice things about Yaqi.
  3. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Ambassador

    Nice handle, let us know how you get on when you decide which knot you are going to use.
  4. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    I have one just like that , is it like a 18mm knot or so ?
  5. You take your chances on ebay to say the least. If V Sheng is still selling knots on Amazon they’re good for the price. I’m a big fan of The Golden Nib finest knots, and the one Maggard’s I have is very nice as well. I recommend spending a couple dollars more at these places rather than getting “a great deal” on ebay for one with a huge glue bump that sheds like a dog.
  6. I measured the hole and is 23mm, so I'll be able to fit a Maggards 22mm, with a tad bit of sanding, if needed.
  7. Definitively. I'm seriously considering the Maggards Razors SHD Fan Knot, which seems to be Manchurian Gel Tips. They are a bit pricier, but I guess the handle deserves it.
  8. Exactly. I’ve been eyeing their SHD knots myself, as if I need another brush...
  9. Me too. Shh... just don't tell my wife :001_rolle
  10. +1

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