The Rein Borste (or Rein Dachs w/ badgers) shaving brush is “Handmade in Germany” by a Bavarian company for over 100 years. The Superior Shave is the sole US importer. They’re offered in several hair types, with various handles available for each type of knot. In all cases, weighing, gathering, forming, and gluing the knots is a handmade affair by skilled craftsmen who apprentice for three years in a dedicated school of brush making.
Reine Borste Scrubby Boar
These Reine Borste models have a cherry wood handle and a very stable ~19.5x51mm burst of boar.
19.5mm Bristle Knot of Highest Order
Small and stable boar knot with untrimmed ends, hand-assembled in Germany.
True Germans Gonna German
Ahh, the Germans – if you can’t love how anal they are, you need to travel more. No need for police lineup images due to the strict control of production.
Multiple Handle Options Available
The Reine Borste knots come with various handles for your pleasure. The Reine Borste Kirscholz model pairs the inexpensive and well made boar knot with one of the more popular handle for our sales, a cherry wood offering good for use with a bowl.
Another German firm produces these handles (these folks don’t make handles, like Simpsons for example).