How do you measure a Knot ?

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A year or so ago I removed what was supposed to be a 25mm knot from a Semogue brush to fit it to a handle that had a 24mm knot. I was worried that the knot was going to be slightly too big but it was not, it had 2mm to spare so I don't know what was going on there.

Then, with a similar handle, 24mm knot, I fitted a 24mm badger knot that I bought from Maggard and it was also a very loose fit.

I'm toying with the idea of re-knotting another brush that has a Shavemac's knot that I don't like but I love the handle. I need to find a good badger knot for it that is reasonably priced, not a Maggard knot, it appears that unfortunately Maseto dont do badger knots anymore.... I'll find something :)
 
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A year or so ago I removed what was supposed to be a 25mm knot from a Semogue brush to fit it to a handle that had a 24mm knot. I was worried that the knot was going to be slightly too big but it was not, it had 2mm to spare so I don't know what was going on there.

Then, with a similar handle, 24mm knot, I fitted a 24mm badger knot that I bought from Maggard and it was also a very loose fit.

I'm toying with the idea of re-knotting another brush that has a Shavemac's knot that I don't like but I love the handle. I need to find a good badger knot for it that is reasonably priced, not a Maggard knot, it appears that unfortunately Maseto dont do badger knots anymore.... I'll find something :)
 

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I've discussed this with knot manufacturers in the past and they've always said it's the size of the glue plug.

I would agree with this because if it's measured where the knot exits the handle, a brush maker could put a 22mm glue plug knot and drill the hole at 25mm. The knot hair will expand outwards and easily fill the 25mm hole and sell it as a 25mm brush.

This would obviously be cheating because it's a well known fact that the hold should always be wider than the knot to facilitate the bloom of the knot.
 

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Shavemac use the size of the plug as the knot size, I bought a 30mm knot and handle that had a 30.5mm bore . The plug was indeed 30mm and fitted into the 30.5 mm handle perfectly.
Why did I glue the knot in myself..........because I saved a fair bit of money doing it myself! :) P.
 
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