As with all Vie-Long brushes, the Vie-Long 15830 Shaving Brush with Dark Red Wood Handle is beautiful and well-built. The dark red wood handle is a lovely rich shade and the shape is very ergonomically pleasing. It really feels great in your hand! The natural badger and horse hair brush itself has soft tapered tips that make for a gentle, but thorough, shave. Grab one of these beauties and see for yourself.