The Rein Borste (or Rein Dachs w/ badgers) boar 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 particular Reine Borste boar shaving brush models have a bulbous, slightly dimpled plastic 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 of this boar shaving brush. They’re remarkably consistent from specimen to specimen.
Multiple Handle Options Available
Meanwhile, this plastic handle quality’s eeks just above entry-level similarly-priced Italians in inspiring a slight increase in the substantiative. This doesn’t make it any better, however – it is just a little less “empty plastic” feeling in hand.
A European Union firm produces these handles (these folks don’t make handles, like Simpsons for example).