Vie-Long is a family owned business dating back to 1940. This Spanish company is well known for combining the heritage of handmade shaving brushes processes and materials with modern technology. As they supply to other brands, their branded shaving brushes offer an excellent value. Additionally, they are one of the few still offering horse hair in addition to badger and boar. Horse hair is unusual these days, but it's an interesting option for those who aren't happy with the normal offerings. It's softer than bristle, but not as expensive as badger. This value is making it a popular option with wet shavers. Their history also shows up in their handle designs, with many classics that look like they have remained unchanged for 50 years.