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    I just received these in the mail today from Bill Jack in the UK. They're 26mm hand tied "Super" Badger knots, hand formed by Vulfix/Simpson. These would normally go into a Chubby 2 brush. Very beautiful knots, that's for sure. I may never get a chance to work with Badger this nice ever again. Check em out.

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    I need to thank Jamie, Celticcrusader. It's because of him I have these knots. Thanks Jamie!
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    Sweet! one for you and one for me..........you shouldn't have.....

    I'd really be interested to know your thoughts on a tied knot vs. a glued. I find the adhesive used creeps way up in the hairs, and can make it difficult to set the loft if you just base it off the plug. Are the tied knots just tied or I assume some adhesive is used in conjunction with the string
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    Yes your right about some adhesive being used. There is a very small amount of adhesive used on the base of the knot.Name:  IMG_20140319_192631.jpg
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    As for my thoughts on a glued knot and a hand tied knot. These are my first hand tied knots. The quality difference between these and, say a grade A from TGN, is quite different. These being a far superior knot. The density of badger is amazing. They're packed super tight. The tips are straight as an arrow, where as many of the TGN knot tips are curled over or slightly bent. As for the epoxy seeping up into the hair, both knots feel the same when pinched slightly above the plug.

    Maybe I'll post some pics comparing it to some TGN knots.
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    Just curious, I've only ever came across one tied knot and that was a restore.
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    How do they keep the hair together?
    Is it glued & is the hair stuck to a piece of skin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    How do they keep the hair together?
    Is it glued & is the hair stuck to a piece of skin?
    I'm "knot" entirely sure of the process for hand tying badger knots. I know there's a video somewhere on the Web of a lady doing it. It was a great video, but I can't seem to find it. From what I see on these knots, I would think that the hair is first hand tied, trimmed at the base, and then dipped into a bit of epoxy to hold them all together until they make it into a handle. There's no skin used.
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    Found it!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=rSmpcZOtthk

    This may not be the exact same process that all hand tied knots are done. But I'm sure it's very similar.
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    Awesome!!

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    Delighted they arrived safely Andrew.
    Look forward to seeing what you do with them.
    Ive e-mailed a couple of pointers.
    Regards, beejay
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    Even though set in modern time, that amazing video just sent me plunging back in time to all the nameless craftsman/women and children who worked in conditions far less pristine than the one in the video and whose work survives to this day, a testament to hand made and a commitment to refining their skills then passing them on. Really seeing your knots and that video made my day, thanks again for posting.
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