Hodge Silk French Horn Swab
Hodge Products manufacture professional silk swabs in the U.S. to precisely suit each brass instrument. They are made from 100% silk and come in performer’s black, royal blue, burgundy, forest green, deep purple, hot pink and silver. Silk is very absorbent, soaking up water in instruments better than any other natural material on the market, including both cotton and chamois. Most uniquely, silk is also very compressible, making it possible to pull through instruments with large variations in bore size. As an added benefit, silk is lint-free.
The trumpet, and french horn swabs use a ball chain, which is very effective as a weight and more flexible than most traditional straight weights. The ball chain is non-abrasive and does not scratch the bore or other parts of the instrument when used properly.