We offer 6 types of badger brushes, for more info on their characteristics please have a look at our Brush basics page. Find the badger that will get the honey out of your shaving soap. While the badger was once harvested in Europe, it is currently a protected species. This species is also common throughout Asia, and is considered to be a nuisance animal in rural China, much like our Jackal, just way more prolific. Village cooperatives are licensed by the national government to hunt badgers and sell the hair to processors. As such, the harvest of badger bristle and making of shaving knots (and other items) has developed into an industry of its own in China. Because of the harvest restrictions in place elsewhere and the over abundance of badgers in China, China has become the world’s largest exporter of badger hair products.