German needles are made from alloyed-steel you will have no problems with breakages. Most Reborners from the prefer the German needles. The quality of the steel means that the needles break less often. We are delighted to be able to offer you these top-of-the-range German needles. German rooting needles are the preferred tool to use when rooting your dolls heads. They work with all different types of mohair or human hair.
German Rooting Needle: 42 gauge 0 Barbs Forked
Intended for: Rooting
Quantity: Each package includes 10 needles unless you choose the option to purchase in bulk
Price: 11.99 for each pack of 10
Made in: Germany
Specifics: All of our products are artists' materials and are not suitable for children under 14.
The needle sizes (38,40,42, 43, 46 etc) refers to the thickness of the needle. The higher the number, the finer the point of the needle. There are also differences between the alignment and size of the barbs. We’ve conducted comprehensive trials to determine which needles we should stock. Due to the fact that mohair, depending on the quality and age of the animal, can come in differing thicknesses, the rooting results can often vary even when the same needles are used. The softness/thickness of the vinyl can also heavily affect the result. Therefore, there isn’t a single needle that is suitable for every job. Instead, we have a range of needles that, depending on the job at hand, deliver the best results. In our trials we discovered that the needles which we now stock were the best selection. From these there was always one which produced the desired results.
1.) 38G - This was the first micro rooting needle to be available in the market. Because they have 6 barbs, they will only pick up a couple of hairs at a time. Our 38 Guage needles have 6 Barbs equally spaced at the same level on all 3 corners.
2.) 40G – Comes in 0 barbs, 1 barb, 3 barbs and 6 barbs. Three barbs arranged around the needle means that as a rule only one barb takes a hair with it when rooting. The needle has a 40g point and medium barbs. This makes it stable and achieves particularly good results with thicker mohair and vinyl. Due to their stability we would recommend these needles to beginners. (2-4 hairs depending on mohair)
3.) 42G - Comes in 0 barbs, 1 barb, 3 barbs and 6 barbs. Three barbs arranged around the needle. This means that as a rule only one barb takes a hair with it when rooting. The needle has a 42g point and fine barbs. This makes it particularly good for medium/fine mohair and vinyl. With the 42g there are practically no holes visible. (1-2 hairs depending on mohair).
4.) 43G – Comes in - 0 barbs and 6 barbs. A single barb directly on the point of the needle. Please note: the needle must be parallel to the hair when rooting in order to take a hair. The needle has a 42g point and fine barb. This makes it particularly good for medium/fine mohair and vinyl. Through a light rotation of the needle it is possible to regulate the amount of hair that is taken with the needle as if the bar is not parallel to the hair it will take less/no hair. (We don’t recommend this needle to beginners due to the necessary technique.) (1-2 hairs depending on mohair).
5.) 46G – Comes only in 6 barbs. A single barb directly on the point of the needle. Please note: the needle must be parallel to the hair when rooting in order to take a hair. The needle has a 46g point and ultra-fine barb.This makes it particularly good for fine mohair and vinyl. Through a light rotation of the needle it is possible to regulate the amount of hair that is taken with the needle as if the bar is not parallel to the hair it will take less/no hair. (We don’t recommend this needle to beginners due to the necessary technique.) (1 hair with medium mohair, 1-2 with Kids Mohair).
Help with choosing needles:
- 38G - Fine
- 40G - Very fine
- 42G - Super fine
- 43G - Extremley fine
- 46G - Almost Invisible (great for silicone doll heads)
- Crown - The stem is a triangular formation with 3 barbs at the tip
- Fork - Round stem with a groove at the tip they are barbless
- 3 Barb - Triangular stem formation and 1 randomly placed barb per side
- 6 Barb - Triangular stem formation and 2 randomly placed barbs per side
- 1 Barb - Triangular formation and one barb
ALWAYS clean the needle with rubbing alcohol before using!! The factory coats them with oil to prevent rust. It's best to leave the factory oil on to protect your needles until just before you use them.
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