06-11-2017, 08:32 PM
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Hi,
    Does anyone know if there any synthetic bristle brushes with the same or similar backbone and stiffness to them as a boar hair brush?
Thank you

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 06-11-2017, 09:52 PM
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(06-11-2017, 08:32 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,
    Does anyone know if there any synthetic bristle brushes with the same or similar backbone and stiffness to them as a boar hair brush?
Thank you
I'm not an expert on boars, but believe the Satin Tip the Purest might be what you're looking for.

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 06-12-2017, 01:11 AM
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(06-11-2017, 09:52 PM)morr Wrote:
(06-11-2017, 08:32 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,
    Does anyone know if there any synthetic bristle brushes with the same or similar backbone and stiffness to them as a boar hair brush?
Thank you
I'm not an expert on boars, but believe the Satin Tip the Purest might be what you're looking for.

The Omega S synthetics are imitation boars. It's an incredibly cheap brush but does the job very well.

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 06-12-2017, 05:45 AM
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(06-11-2017, 08:32 PM)punchy Wrote: Hi,
    Does anyone know if there any synthetic bristle brushes with the same or similar backbone and stiffness to them as a boar hair brush?
Thank you

Simpsons Chubby 2 synthetic has excellent backbone.

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 06-12-2017, 10:45 AM
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I would actually consider looking at a Cashmere.  Very soft like a synthetic, but set with a large loft, there's something about the performance that reminds me of my old Omega Pro 49.

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 06-12-2017, 11:09 AM
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Omega S Brush.  Very similar to a Boar in terms of the knot.

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 06-12-2017, 11:11 AM
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For me at least, the Satin Tip the Purest is more of an imitation of a badger knot: relatively lower-lofted, more dense, fan-shaped.  I have used both this brush and the Omega S Brush, and if you're looking for a boar-like synth, the S brush is the call.  That said, I prefer the Satin Tip.  YMMV of course.

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 06-12-2017, 11:16 AM
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Yup, you are right, the Satin Tip could better be described as a non-sucky alternative to pure badger.

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 06-12-2017, 11:24 AM
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I read somewhere that the synthetic brushes are born from the paintbrush industry. Seems like there ought to be a fairly good faux boar bristle out there somewhere. 

I have only used two different synthetic brushes before though. Neither felt like a boar brush to me.

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