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. Long green polished handles.
Haven't tried these brushes before, Series B have been fine but these may be better. We shall see. Most retailers put barcode labels on the ends of all brands of brushes. After carefully peeling off the label I also had the problem with the sticky residue. The simple answer is to give the sticky brush end a dusting with baby talc, the problem is then solved. No messy solvent required. Happy painting! Nigel Osley (Abergele, United Kingdom) on 18 May 2012
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