badger brushes-- there are probably many on the market, depends what you are willing to spend....then, close your eyes, add a little more to that figure, grit your teeth, and buy one...really worth it.. add to that it will last you several years (my last one i used from 1995-2002, altho definately NOT every day still great longevity). (bought the silvertip black handle from AOS, but did not inform my wife of this purchase-price.) most likely, brushes would be divided by high end -Geo Trumper (www.greenpond.com
) - Art of Shaving (www.artofshaving.com;
silvertip brush is worth it to me, but not to everyone) middle -kent shaving brushes -http://www.emsplace.com/bcprod/badgerbrushes.asp
(they do list a silvertip brush for much less than high end) i wouldn't go any lower than that....most of the others i've seen have badger hair, but are coarse and rougher than the finer makes.