This Shaving brush is handcrafted with Grade A Silvertip Badger knot; Soft bristles, with a strong backbone. The handle is crafted out of Ziricote; a exotic wood from Brazil. This brush has been crafted by a local artisan in the Calgary Area. It has been finished with our signature wax of Mineral Oil & natural Wax. It is recommended to care with the wood balm once every couple of weeks to keep the wood protected and well hydrated.