Pure badger, for the gentleman seeking a stiffer, tactile lathering experience, is composed of the cylindrical badger hair shafts that range in color from black to dark brown. As with the more costly grades, the pure badger brushes are filled and shaped by hand. This process assures that there is no artificially created harshness when lathering that is often found when machine shearing is used for shaping. The highly sought after resiliency is created by exceptionally generous dense hair bundles. Handles and heads are handmade, so all measurements are approximate. Click here to read about the various grades of badger hair.