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    Default Approximately how many hairs in a good badger knot, do you think?

    I was having a conversation with a good friend, who recently bought a few brushes. One of which he said lost a couple of hairs on first use.
    Now, it is my opinion that this is quite normal. Given the number of hairs that must be in a well packed knot, there are bound to be several loose ones in that bunch, and even if the maker has a habit of combing that knot before sending it out, they are not going to get them all. MHO. I would think it might take several shaves to shake them all out.
    But this got me thinking. I wonder roughly how many thousands of hairs make up an average, say 22mm badger knot. Anyone know?
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    I doubt it's thousands. Most high end knots I've owned did not shed a single hair. Thater and morris & forndran to be specific

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRNewb View Post
    I wonder roughly how many thousands of hairs make up an average, say 22mm badger knot. Anyone know?
    I'm counting mine....will get back to you when I'm done

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    Jared at TSS told me my VP Leonhardy 700030 (23mm knot) has about 25000 hairs. It is dense but well lofted. I've been using it for about 10 months now. I lose one hair most shaves. I will get plenty of shaves with that brush before it thins out enough to notice.
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    Thanks. i've been doing a little searching. there are a couple of threads on another forum that intimates there are literally tens of thousands of hairs in a badger knot. One in particular has Rudy Vey stating the weights of different sizes of badger knots in his possession. His info is that there are about a thousand hairs per gram of weight, and that on average a 22mm knot weighs 19 grams. Taking into account the weight of the plug, there is still room in that equation for several thousand hairs.
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    Check here Manufacturing of Shavemac shaving brushes - Shavemac a few paragraphs down.

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    Thanks for the link, Bob. That lines up with what i found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Check here Manufacturing of Shavemac shaving brushes - Shavemac a few paragraphs down.

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    Thanks Bob, That Shavemac article confirms what I was told years ago, that a 23mm knot would have 15,000 or more individual hairs.
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