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Better example.

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Boar is 100% my favourite brush,
i even like breaking them in and i’m more than happy to be scritchy.
Saying that i do have some cracking Badger & Synthetics which i know your not keen
I have one badger that is very nice, but there is no scritch, it's a two band and nice and firm and full but it's got soft tips and is just boring to use. I want boar not boring. :rolleyes: :p
 
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Enjoying my reknotted Mohawk 5-341 today ...

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I don't actually recall what the original knot was, but it was pulled and I managed to secure a large (well, large at the time at 22mm IIRC) PurTech synthetic knot. Again, at the time, any synthetic let alone a choice of synthetic was a scarce thing, but one or two Chinese eBayers were starting to move PurTech.

The manufacturer of PurTech clearly had Muhle Silvertip Fibre in its sights and almost made it! It's a superb synthetic, good backbone without being flicky, flows well, hydrates lather well without dumping all the water in one go and one the face it has just a bit of scritch.

The knot it but one half of a brush ...

The handle is a glorious Art Deco-styled piece, standing reasonably talll amongst its peers, akin to the older "professional" style like the Ever Ready to its right.

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Another shot?

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Of course, you might well recognise this shape ...

PAA found the expired patent and re-released it as the Starcraft. Nice, but not a patch on the original.

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Nice example of a hard to find handle. (y)
 
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