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Made Rite vintage rebristle

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:20 pm
by brothers
I refer to this as my Made Rite Finest brush. I reknotted it in the fall or 2008 or thereabouts. I've used this brush more than any other over the past 5 years since I replaced the old knot. The new knot came from TGN. Starting out, it was a bit scritchy. After several hundred shaves the tips of the badger hairs have acquired a few added characteristics. A number of the tips are mildly hooked; also, some, not a lot, but several, are actually splitting. Not as dramatically as a boar would split, but maybe a single millimeter of the hair. It's not nearly as scritchy as it used to be. It's a fine lather maker.

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Re: Made Rite vintage rebristle

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:24 am
by Oscar11
Nice job. I'm a fan of the 2 band and grade A knots from TGN. They'll make a very nice brush if you pay attention to the loft. The 2 bands usually always hook for me. Right now I'm badgerless but have a 22mm grade A fan on the way.

Re: Made Rite vintage rebristle

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:33 am
by brothers
It's not very pretty, but it was my first effort. It's turned out to be a great shaving tool.

Re: Made Rite vintage rebristle

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:01 pm
by ShadowsDad
I have one TGN Finest knot and it's definitely solidly in my badger rotation; I value it greatly. In fact I was thinking today of making another just to make sure I'd never be without one. My present TGN finest is in a wooden handle hence my concern. If I make a spare the first one will surely last forever.

Re: Made Rite vintage rebristle

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:22 pm
by brothers
Update: Recently I used this brush when I was using up a whole puck of Tabac a few weeks ago. It's remarkable how well it works. Soft and as smooth as silk. Definitely a favorite, and it easily compares to the likes of Plisson, Rooney, Kent, you name it.