Buying a good boar knot

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I am thinking of buying a couple of boar knots for a brush project, Omega or maybe Semogue, any sellers in Europe you would like to recommend?

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Not Europe ...

From China, I've been pleased with my knots from Virginia Sheng, Ian Tang and from Ace Shaving, although I have not bought boar knots, just synthetics (various knots) and badger (largely silvertip for re-knots that have gone on for sale).

Virginia Sheng is cheap enough to try ... my preference is for blonde boar (undyed, likely bleached). One day I will, but not yet. I can vouch for the seller, though.
 

TeP

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I was in the same boat a few months ago. After asking for advice I ended up with Omega. Removed the knots and fitted them into other handles.

I could only find a couple of boar knots from china, but none with the look or reputation of Omega. I would also happily use Semogue, I just ended up with Omega. My mate is very happy with his new (old) brushes.
 

TeP

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There's a massive selction of quality knots from China that would be my first choice.
Any chance of putting up a couple of links, I have been buying badger hair from china, but never found any decent boar knots. The only Chinese boar I've seen have been put together as like badger hair using quite a short loft. I prefer a lot longer knot if boar.
 

TeP

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Many thanks for the above link, that was what I found when searching. What I was after at the time was similar to Nisse, I ended up removing the knots from Omega brushes and using them.

I did buy half a dozen boar knots from the far east to try out, but I was disappointed with the short bristle length which made then really scritchy, even after quite a bit of use.

I agree with Gordy, save the hassle and cannibalise an Omega or Semogue.
 
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Nah! it is the one I recently got wowing me with a nice mix of soft tips & backbone from the start go when face lathering next up might be a home made handle with a Virginia Sheng badger knot. Nice looking handle on the Zenith boar with most likely an Omega knot.
 
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Nah! it is the one I recently got wowing me with a nice mix of soft tips & backbone from the start go when face lathering next up might be a home made handle with a Virginia Sheng badger knot. Nice looking handle on the Zenith boar with most likely an Omega knot.
Do you have a contact for Virginia Sheng?
 
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