Pure badger Mug Shave Brush c20207.08.2015 ByCharlieV Just got this brush a week ago. I agree it's a great value for the money. Long, very soft bristles gives a luxurious shave. Comes nicely packaged and in a very sturdy box - suitable as a gift. My only complaint is that for the past week of daily use there's still a noticeable animal-hair smell. At least I know it's from real badger... just a heads-up for any unsuspecting users. Everything else is great - especially for the price!