Handcrafted in Germany, the Sophist Shaving brush has a refined, exquisite design. The handle is made of black, high-grade resin, with chrome-plated metal highlights. The resin is a synthetic material that is turned and polished several times to achieve a special gleam. The chrome-plated base is corrosion-resistant, very long lasting and has a luxurious lustre. The brush head is made of Silvertip Badger hair, and among experts is unquestionably considered as the best of the best. Only the best, carefully selected badger hair is used for these handcrafted shaving brushes. The fine hair is soft and flexible and has the ability to retain large amounts of water to create a dense, creamy lather.