Olive Wood Horse Shaving Brush by Zenith. H7
Olive wood handled horse hair brush. 50/50 Mane/Tail ratio.
No harm is caused to the horse, the hairs are cut while grooming. Because they are cut, they take longer to break in than a boar brush. Unless you like the horsey smell, let it soak and shampoo several times before use.
One criticism for the Zenith Horse brushes is that they tend to be floppy. These are specially ordered with a lower loft to reduce floppiness. One can always use the traditional Italian Barber pinch, by holding the knot rather than the handle for more control.
This has a nice 27mm knot in it. The handle is olive wood with a mat finish. The loft is set at 51mm with an effective loft of 44-47 mm from glue bump. Total weight is at 52 grams. The knot is made of 50/50 Mane/Tail hairs.