The art of shaving for men is making a comeback. Men are discarding their shaving foam, picking up the shaving brush, and using their grandfather’s hand razor or great grandfather’s straight razor. Horse hair was commonly used to make shaving brushes up until World War I when there was an Anthrax scare. The Vie-Long 100 percent horsehair brush is comprised of mane and tail hair cut from the live horse. This brush is right between the boar bristle and badger in softness, performance, and price. Made in Spain.