These fine quality Pro Arte Series A Hog Brush Filbert Oil Painting Brushes are made from Jyukeis hog which is the highest grade of Chinese bristle presently obtainable and considered by connoisseurs to be without equal. The bristle is extremely firm and in the case of Long and Short Flats incurves to a beautiful razor's edge imparting much spring and being highly responsive to oil paint.
However, their greatest virtue of all is in their ability to maintain their good shape even after many hours of continuous use and cleaning. There are four shapes of brushes in this range, and they all sell at the same price. Seamless nickelled brass ferrules.
These brushes have long green polished handles.
I have used the Pro Arte hog brushes for a couple of month and I am more en more enthusiastic. It is a pleasure to paint with them. They feel super, they are very delicate, soft and strong and powerful with a good spring. They have an almost impossible combination of fine brush features. They distribute the oil colors brilliantly. And they maintain their form. I love these marvelous brushes. Lennart Nörreklit (Aarhus N, Denmark) on 24 Jul 2013
Good brushes. Supple and easy to use Allison Day (Mayfield, United Kingdom) on 25 Jun 2014
They are not the most expensive range a mid price range but what a difference they made to the way I can now paint. They keep their shape and give a precision which I like. Carol Curtis (Liversedge, United Kingdom) on 31 Jul 2012