There are many brands of shaving brushes on the market and range vastly in price. This is due to the numerous options available for the bristles and then the quality of workmanship gone into the making. At the bottom end of the price range are brushes made from pig hair. These bristles are very stiff and a little bit scratchy. The pig brushes tend to be small in size with the bristles are almost always light brown or sandy in colour.
You will pay more for badger hair and again the price on these varies dependent on which part of the animal the hair comes from. All our brushes are affordable and our top selling shaving brush is the pure badger. One thing they all have in common is that the hair is all sourced from China. European badgers are an endangered species but in China they are classified as a pest and are a source of food for many people. The pelt is a by product and sold for it's bristles. Badger is the best hair for shaving due to it's natural ability to retain just the right amount of water at the tip of each hair.