My grandmother recently bought me a handmade shaving mug and some soap in the Amish country and the mug came with a brush. I've been using a Body Shop brand synthetic brush, but will start using the new one as well. However, I can't tell if it's badger, boar, or something else. It definitely has a scent about it, but it isn't over powering. Feels soft, but not sturdy like I've felt badger brushes at Art of Shaving.
Photo Jul 10, 10 30 59 PM by Derek Fulmer, on Flickr
Photo Jul 10, 10 30 45 PM by Derek Fulmer, on Flickr