Vie-Long Horse Hair Shaving Brush - Acrylic Butterscotch Handle
Grade: Horse Hair
Handle height: 50mm
Horsehair brushes have come a long way since their unsterilized ancestors were giving our soldiers anthrax poisoning in World War I. Modern sterilization practices combined with the humane way horse hair is collected (no harm to the horse, the hair is collected painlessly from the mane or tail - don't ask what happens to the badgers) have resulted in a type of brush that is gaining in popularity, and Vie Long brushes are the finest on the market.
They cost less than your typical badger hair brush while still offering great water retention qualities with a slightly scritchier feel (which some of us prefer). Add one to your brush rotation and you may just find yourself returning to it again and again. (Second picture shows brush in relation to one of our 3" diameter soap pucks.)