Do you hold any unpopular opinions when it comes to shaving? Share them here... I'll go first Boar and high end badger are not so different from each other. Part of the recent evolution in badger brushes is the search for certain characteristics, like gel tips and great backbone (especially the latter, backbone is a highly rated characteristic nowadays), that are easily found - and even inherent - on the large majority of boar brushes, at a fraction of the cost of any high-end badger. In a way, many high-end badgers seem to be trying to mimic the characteristics that you can find easily on a £10 boar brush. Ironic.