Badger silver tip knots in choice of sizes for the do-it-yourselfer. These high-end brush heads are ready for you to set into your own handle. ***Please review the full "What you need to know" details below prior to purchase***
Specs: Head is hand shaped with natural tips that have not been clipped. Natural tips help provide better foaming of the shaving soap. These knots provide a luxurious shave and have good density and springiness.
- Approx. Sizes:
~ 21mm (13/16 inch) knot by 63mm (2 1/2 inch) long
~ 24mm (15/16 inch) knot by 70mm (2 3/4 inch) long
~ 27mm (1 1/16 inch) knot by 76mm (3 inch) long
~ 30mm (1 1/8 inch) knot by 78mm (3 1/16 inch) long
Please note: Measurements are approximate and various monitors can show colors or shades that my vary slightly from what is pictured for actual product. In addition, the epoxy color can vary from batch to batch.
What you need to know:
~ The first two images show the range of heads going from the smallest to the largest. All the other images are visuals for the information below.
~ Image 3 is how Em measures the knot. Understand that sometimes the area just above the knot is larger than the knot size. This is because epoxy/glue can slightly wick into the hairs above the plug and cause them to swell (image 4). This is why you want to set the head down into the handle a little more than the plug depth, due to wicking that can often be seen slightly above the actual plug itself.
Therefore, it is best to have the knot on hand before drilling the handle’s final hole diameter. That way you can be sure how big the hole should be, and how deep you want to set the knot into the handle. If you are replacing the bristles in an already made handle, it may be best to purchase a knot size just slightly smaller than the diameter of the handle you have on hand, or be prepared to do some handy-work. A good rule of thumb is to have the handle's hole diameter about 2mm larger than the head being purchased. This is not a hard rule because each person will want to set the head depth to their own needs and desires.
The deeper the knot is set into the handle, the more dense and more resistance the hairs will feel when in use. This way you can control the springiness of the hairs to suit your personal preference.
~ Image 5 shows how Em measures the height of the head. The total is from the base of the plug to the top bristles.
~ Image 6 is for visuals and ideas only.
~ Epoxy colors may vary slightly from images pictured.
Note: For business, badger bristles or brushes with badger bristles are imported into the United States under an Import/Export permit obtained through the US Department of Fish and Wildlife.