03-04-2016, 08:13 PM
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Hi all,

I was wondering if brushes marketed as boar are really boar? I have a few Semogue brushes (my favorite brand) and the bristles are blonde as opposed to black and I tend to believe most brush makers use good quality pig hair as opposed to wild boar. What do you all think?

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 03-04-2016, 09:17 PM
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(03-04-2016, 08:13 PM)Andraste Wrote: Hi all,

I was wondering if brushes marketed as boar are really boar? I have a few Semogue brushes (my favorite brand) and the bristles are blonde as opposed to black and I tend to believe most brush makers use good quality pig hair as opposed to wild boar. What do you all think?

Natural coloured boar brushes are white.

The darker coloured boar brushes you'll find, are all artificially coloured to make them look like badgers, which they are NOT  Piggy_214

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 03-05-2016, 04:02 AM
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I believe most boar bristle are sterilised pig hair from China. 

China has a breed of long haired domesticated pig.

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 03-05-2016, 04:30 AM
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(03-05-2016, 04:02 AM)ben74 Wrote: I believe most boar bristle are sterilised pig hair from China. 

China has a breed of long haired domesticated pig.

+1. Just about all the boar hair is obtained from a species of boar in Asia. It can naturally be white or dark.

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 03-05-2016, 05:35 AM
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Boar hunting is an ancient pursuit. In Europe/Russia it evolved into a bloodsport with hunting dogs, knives, spears and swords. It is considered manly to face a charging boar with razor sharp tusks mano a mano. It is still practiced in America. It seems a shame. boars fed on acorns in
Espagna make wonderfull cured ham and they are used to find truffles in France. I went boar and goat hunting on San Nicholas Island. My nimrod
companions let loose such a indiscriminate volley I dove for cover. this guy dove down beside me. I commented on the insanity and he grunted in agreement. Once the fire stopped I slowly stood up. He did too, and trotted off. I gave up hunting that day. Non native boars do a lot of damage ecologicaly, but I'll leave them to others. Farm raised pig hair is good enough for my old Kent clothing and hair brushes.[Image: uzrYJqU.jpg]

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 03-05-2016, 06:00 AM
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I thought the white boar brushes were bleached and that the natural color was yellowish or sketch.

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