According to TGN’s website the “Master Badger silver tip is taken from the backbone, having soft tips with good elasticity. Unfortunately the hair is not long. But these knots are great for small brushes or making travel brushes.”
Here are my first impressions:
I know it’s a silvertip, but it looks like a best. Let’s just get that out of the way.
It is a bit scritchy. When I face lather, there is noticeable scritch. It’s not overwhelming, but it is there. It has softened up over a few weeks, but the scritch is there. In hope it continues to soften over time. When I paint on lather I’ve whipped up in a bowl, it’s super soft and amazing.
Backbone is fantastic. For this little badger knot, there is no flop and it has plenty of backbone to face lather. It also will whip up a lather in a bowl very nicely.
It’s shed about 5 hairs since I’ve gotten it, so I don’t think that’s an issue
It has bloomed beautifully and looks great. I look forward to years if use.