Also, *** is wrong with a synthetic brush? It's not like we're tossing it after the first shave. AND the advancements in the fibres has been amazing...I LOVE my synths and nothing has to die for it. So please take your concerns for "natural" materials which usually mean something has to be "harvested" for something not that important. I understand that "Badger fat" has some use in cosmetics but honestly haven't we moved past this? So whereas I "get" your longing for "traditional" shaving accoutrements I have to say "Lets move along...shall we"? Now boar is an entirely different situation...I love bacon. I don't eat badger.