Badger shaving brushes have been with us for approximately three hundred plus years, first thought to have been born in France using boars hair or horses hair, the more expensive varieties were produced with badger hair. There are a few different types of badger hair used right up to modern day, the most popular badger brushes today are listed below.
Pure badger; this is often claimed the starting point of shaving brushes and can be found on 60-70% of the badgers coat, thus is more popular and cheaper in comparison to the;
Best badger, which can be found on 15-25% of the coat. The best badger brush will retain more water than the pure badger.
Silver Tip, Silver Tip badger brushes are indeed the creme of the traditional shaving brush and in turn tend to be the most expensive in comparison, the silver tip brush comes from the chest and neck of the coat and tends to be the softest and longest of them all, this of all the brushes retains the most water and will guarantee the smoothest of wet shaves, pure luxury coupled with your double edge razor or straight razor. The silver tip badger brush amounts to approximately 15% of the coat.