A shaving set from Muhle, it consists of a fine badger hair shaving brush, an olive wood razor handle with chrome highlights made for use with a Gillette® Mach3® razor head, and a chromeplated stand. Since ancient times, olive wood has been valued for its outstanding material characteristics and warm colouring. It is to be found throughout the Mediterranean region and has been used for centuries to make durable goods or artistic objects. The wood Muhle use must be dried carefully for months before the handles are turned. They then sand the surfaces, seal them with oil and polish them to a silky finish. This brings out the gentle, honeycoloured grain of the wood particularly well. Fine badger hair is softer than pure badger, but somewhat firmer than silvertip badger. The hairs are light grey in colour and feature the dark stripe or band typical of high badger hair qualities. This natural hair material is extremely wellsuited to wet shavers who value the softness of badger hair and want to achieve a massage effect.