The Vie-Long Horse Hair Shaving Brush sports a knot of natural unbleached horse hair (a mixture of mane and tail). Features a wooden, barbershop style handle that's designed to fit comfortably into the hand. Horse hair bristles are soft and retain water well, performing comparably to a badger or boar hair brush. Bristles are made from clippings when a horse is groomed. The horse is not harmed in the process, making horse hair brushes a friendly and sustainable alternative to boar or badger. Made in Spain.