Everyone in the Shaving World knows Dubl Duck for what it is, one of the best products made. Also one of the highest priced collectibles available. Boar hair is much stiffer than Badger but takes less time to produce a lather. Dubl Duck contracted out their shaving brushes to Rubberset in the U.S.A. So they are made in the same fashion which anchored the Bristles in Rubber and then were Vulcanized. This brush has some minor signs of wear as seen in pics. With any shaving brush, it is important to squeeze out the water and shake off as much water as possible, then hang to dry.