The last of the 'Bodgers'...?

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I was dismayed to hear that Vulfix had discontinued the Grosvenor 404 (Bodger) brush.

There are still a few out there. This eBay vendor has two available at the time of posting @£17.95 inc., and this seller has one to offer at £24.53 inc. shipping from Ireland.

I won't be parting with mine!

Edit: I note that the first vendor describes the brush to be a combination of boar and badger, whereas the second says it's a mix of synthetic and badger. I've always understood this to be a boar/badger brush - thus the name 'Bodger'.
 
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I was dismayed to hear that Vulfix had discontinued the Grosvenor 404 (Bodger) brush.

There are still a few out there. This eBay vendor has two available at the time of posting @£17.95 inc., and this seller has one to offer at £24.53 inc. shipping from Ireland.

I won't be parting with mine!

Edit: I note that the first vendor describes the brush to be a combination of boar and badger, whereas the second says it's a mix of synthetic and badger. I've always understood this to be a boar/badger brush - thus the name 'Bodger'.

I like the brush, but see it more as a boar brush than a mixie; I could count the number of badger hairs, mine has, on one hand :)
 
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The old me would buy this to have one, but I must be changing as I am resisting. Having said that I just bought 4 Omega boars for posterity in case they disappear.
 
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I was dismayed to hear that Vulfix had discontinued the Grosvenor 404 (Bodger) brush.

There are still a few out there. This eBay vendor has two available at the time of posting @£17.95 inc., and this seller has one to offer at £24.53 inc. shipping from Ireland.

I won't be parting with mine!

Edit: I note that the first vendor describes the brush to be a combination of boar and badger, whereas the second says it's a mix of synthetic and badger. I've always understood this to be a boar/badger brush - thus the name 'Bodger'.
The eBay vendor is now down to one. Guess why.

It's described on the brush as "Bristle and Badger-Sterilized".

I like these mixed brushes, and thanks for the heads-up to enable securing a spare. On the other hand, the Vie-Long badger-horsehair brush is not top of my favourites.
 
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The eBay vendor is now down to one. Guess why.

It's described on the brush as "Bristle and Badger-Sterilized".

I like these mixed brushes, and thanks for the heads-up to enable securing a spare. On the other hand, the Vie-Long badger-horsehair brush is not top of my favourites.
Good for you!

My Bodger is up there among my favourite brushes. It is certainly the best value brush I have bought - I paid around £11, though this was a few years ago.
 
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On this subject, i dug my 404 out of the cabinet and its looking a little tired and spikey - whats the best way to "wash" a brush like this to restore it natural splay and softness.

Looking at it now, If it was human hair you would say it needs conditioner, but what do i use to bring the life back to a 404 mixed Boar / Badger ?
 
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On this subject, i dug my 404 out of the cabinet and its looking a little tired and spikey - whats the best way to "wash" a brush like this to restore it natural splay and softness.

Looking at it now, If it was human hair you would say it needs conditioner, but what do i use to bring the life back to a 404 mixed Boar / Badger ?
I have elsewhere seen conditioner or a combined shampoo and conditioner recommended, but I haven't tried it myself. However, I can't see it doing any harm, although I wouldn't use too much to begin with.
 
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