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#1

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
(This post was last modified: 05-26-2017, 05:17 PM by BadDad.)
So...I have a Rubberset brush at home that desperately needs a new knot. I've been searching all over for the right knot at the right price. I want to avoid synthetic...

Does anyone have experience with Maggard's 26mm 2-band Badger knots, either as a knot alone or set in a handle already? The price is right in there for my budget, but I don;t want to end up with a horrible shedder, or scritchy, scratchy garbage...

Unfortunately there are no reviews posted on Maggard's site for their badger knots, so I am turning to you fine folks here, hoping to get some insight on the quality of these knots. I know the synthetics offered by them are excellent, and inexpensive, but as I said...I'm really not interested in adding a synthetic knot to my rotation. Horse or badger is really where I'm at...

Thanks in advance for any input you can offer. It is definitely appreciated!
-Chris~Head Shaver~
#2

Member
Ferndale, MI
(05-26-2017, 05:16 PM)BadDad Wrote: I want to avoid synthetic...

Whaaaat?

Seriously though, I used to feel the same way. And then I got the Tuxedo. I want to like my badgers and boars, but every time I break one out for variety, I'm slightly underwhelmed. It's funny how our preferences change over time. Now I rotate between the Tuxedo, Cashmere and Maggard black synthetic and my other brushes sit unused for the most part.

Sorry, I didn't mean to start your thread off dragging it away from what you're asking about. I hope someone can chime in with some info. I will say though that I've never been disappointed with any of Maggard's house brand products. They offer some great stuff at great prices. As I think about this more, I believe Ramjet picked up a Maggard badger for his brush restoration project. I wonder if he's put it together and used it yet?

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- Jeff
#3
I just got two badger knots from Maggard Razors yesterday. 24mm and 22mm.

Buy it.

My question is, are you sure you need a 26mm knot Chris?

Normally I wouldn't have used a new knot until I had washed it and let it dry several times. I was too excited to see how they felt so I ran the bigger one through the paces this morning. Last night I had silicone set it into a handle. It was a snug fit too.

The knot I got is excellent. It's not scratchy for me. It is scrubby. I thought about writing a review on it but really would rather see how it goes after more use. One shave in.

Didn't drop a single hair.

The cheap little card paper box is such a little thing but makes a huge impression on me. I've got dozens of knots in the last two years and sometimes they are just tossed into an envelope with a little plastic wrap. The postal service crushing them and then flattening them under a pile of Amazon Prime junk before I get them. Maggard used a little box and the knots weren't all jenky looking at all. The little attention to the details is nice. They're labeled and fairly clean.

The one I used so far is just as nice, if not nicer, than any other 2 band badger I have. There's a lot worse ones you could get and wait a lot longer time to receive all while paying more money for.

I have only used it once though. It might self destruct yet. I doubt it will though.

I recommend getting one.

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Shave yourself.
-Todd
#4

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(05-26-2017, 07:00 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: I just got two badger knots from Maggard Razors yesterday. 24mm and 22mm.

Buy it.

My question is, are you sure you need a 26mm knot Chris?

Normally I wouldn't have used a new knot until I had washed it and let it dry several times. I was too excited to see how they felt so I ran the bigger one through the paces this morning. Last night I had silicone set it into a handle. It was a snug fit too.

The knot I got is excellent. It's not scratchy for me. It is scrubby. I thought about writing a review on it but really would rather see how it goes after more use. One shave in.

Didn't drop a single hair.

The cheap little card paper box is such a little thing but makes a huge impression on me. I've got dozens of knots in the last two years and sometimes they are just tossed into an envelope with a little plastic wrap. The postal service crushing them and then flattening them under a pile of Amazon Prime junk before I get them. Maggard used a little box and the knots weren't all jenky looking at all. The little attention to the details is nice. They're labeled and fairly clean.

The one I used so far is just as nice, if not nicer, than any other 2 band badger I have. There's a lot worse ones you could get and wait a lot longer time to receive all while paying more money for.

I have only used it once though. It might self destruct yet. I doubt it will though.

I recommend getting one.

I like your style! trying to act like you're not a wet shaving nerd and then proving you're a wet shaving nerd!!!!

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#5

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
BadDad, I'd say give it a whirl! a lot of stuff in 2017 is cheap enough where if we don't like what we get, we can either move it along or redo it with something we do like.

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#6
My wife says I need to come up for air more often.

Once I start talking (typing) I have a habit of rambling. Rolleyes

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Shave yourself.
-Todd
#7

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(05-26-2017, 08:02 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: My wife says I need to come up for air more often.

Once I start talking (typing) I have a habit of rambling.  Rolleyes

hopefully she doesn't look at your CC bills. Big Grin

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-Todd
#9
Chris I cannot help as I do not own one but I do own the Stirling Finest 24 bulb and I believe that you have the bulb and fan knot. I also picked up West Coast Shavings 24 and 26mm Silvertips. Right now I would rank them:

Stirling>WCS 24>WCS 26

If the Maggard Knot is similar to the Stirling would that be okay or are you looking for something different?

Could you compare those bakerbarber as I thought you had they Stirling Knot(s) as well?

My plan is to pick up a Stirling Finest Fan in the future. Both the WCS glue bumps are below the handle and they are floppier than Stirlings but they feel prickly which I don't like.



Thanks

Sorry Chris I feel like I took over you OP with my own questions I guess I was just trying to narrow down if someone can comment on how they compare to Stirlings Knots for a baseline.

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#10
I would imagine Maggard's 2 band knots are nice but I haven't tried one. Personally I'd rather try Whipped Dog's High Mountain Badger 2 band first. I have the Silvertip from Whipped Dog and it's easily my favorite badger, even over the Thater I used to own.

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