10-17-2013, 07:56 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Can someone describe to me the difference in what a 2-band actually is. After reading about the new Semogue brush that will be release on the Portuguese forum it got me wondering the difference between: - "Mistura" (a mix of 2-band Finest Badger and Premium 90% tops boar, 22x50mm)
- "Texugo" (2-Band Finest Badger, 22x50mm)

So what exactly would the difference in these two brushes be? I always assumed a 2-band brush was a badger and boar combined. I guess I am wrong?

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 10-18-2013, 01:05 AM
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There seems to be a confusion there, yes. Rolleyes

A 2-band is a badger brush, a "mistura" (which means "mix" in portuguese), is a brush that is 50% badger hair and 50% boar hair.

In the case of the two brushes you mention, the Texugo is 100% 2-Band Finest Badger and the Mistura is 50% 2-band Finest Badger and 50% Premium 90% tops boar.

I hope this helped to clear it up.

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 10-18-2013, 02:43 AM
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That's basically it.

Mistura is the Portuguese word for "Mixture" and corresponds to 50% badger + 50% boar.

Texugo is the Portuguese word for "badger" -> 100% badger hair.

The expression "2-band" characterizes the type of badger hair used in both brushes. It is a way to identify and differentiate that specific type of badger hair (different from pure, silvertip, best badger, etc.)

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 10-18-2013, 07:53 AM
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What the other two Portuguese gentlemen have said! Biggrin

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 10-18-2013, 09:45 AM
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(10-18-2013, 07:53 AM)celestino Wrote: What the other two Portuguese gentlemen have said! Biggrin

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 10-18-2013, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for the clarification. So in all reality, a 2-band brush isn't badger and boar. I guess a 3-band couldn't be badger, boar, and something. So what exactly does a 2-band brush have over just a plain best, super, silvertip, etc brush?

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 10-18-2013, 12:38 PM
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(10-18-2013, 12:24 PM)tsimmns Wrote: Thanks for the clarification. So in all reality, a 2-band brush isn't badger and boar. I guess a 3-band couldn't be badger, boar, and something. So what exactly does a 2-band brush have over just a plain best, super, silvertip, etc brush?

2 band badger hair comes from a different species of badger with longer, thicker hairs than the eurasian badger.

So, you can basically extrapolate what the difference is, ie, stronger backbone, different face feel at the tips.

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