Boar brushes are relatively inexpensive and found in a wide variety of stores. Synthetic brushes are easy to use and are low maintenance. Boar and synthetic brushes might have badger beat in a few departments, but nothing says “luxury” like a badger hair shave brush. Not all badger brushes are created equally, however. There is a bit of myth and mystery involved when it comes to deciphering badger hair terminology. Cutting through the hair grading system (and the marketing gimmicks) will help you make the most of your badger brush purchase.