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    So you think you can make a strop starting from scratch?

    This is what you need. Found it in a museum here in Denmark, 500 DK, about 70 euros.
    Quite surprised to see this as badgers are a protected species in the Netherlands. As it is for sale in a state-run museum here I guess it is legit. I had a look at it from behind the counter. Looks like it has enough hairs for a few brushes.
    I did not buy it so it is still for sale.

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    I think they shave the badger and then discard the under wool and use the guard hairs. I think it might be tricky grading the hairs and stacking them. My eyes are too old for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I think they shave the badger
    If only we could get our hands on something that shaves...
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    I am a bit disappointed in the brushmakers among us. I had expected my inbox to be full of PM inquiring where to buy the skin but none of it.
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    That's because we go out and get it ourselves!!!! We're tough like that, just catch them, shave what we need and release them back into the wild












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    That's why I keep seeing badgers with bald spots...

    I just thought they were old and going bald naturally, like me.
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    I have to say, this begs the question...

    Why would you skin a badger in the first place? I understand, sheep skin, bear skin and tiger skin rugs... but badger

    On the subject, I hear that Chuck Norris has a tiger skin rug... It's not dead it's just afraid to move
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    They are probably easier to skin than to hold still and shave: ferocious and fearless little critters
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    If you just rub their bellies, they lay there for about 30 seconds.

    So you have to be quick and efficient..........







    Not to mention a VERY fast runner after you're done
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