It's mahogany - prized for its beauty, durability, and color. The micrograin is reminiscent of tornillo, but mahogany is a much harder wood. The brush is genuine natural badger hair - very soft and long lasting. This is an artisan brush made by me! Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. It makes a fantastic choice for a craft shaving brush handle! You will just love the combination of the classic mahogany wood with natural, very soft badger hair brush. You can find brushes of this quality for much, much more elsewhere. Add custom lettering to make it a personalized gift. See separate listing. Choose between my two shaving soap tins. * fir needle and petitgrain with natural lanolin * peppermint and eucalyptus The tin makes it super easy to pack for a trip. Just pop the top back on and throw it in your suitcase. Everyone using this soap loves how it reduces razor burn and leaves the skin feeling soothed and rejuvenated. Just a little water and you can easily whip up a nice lather that will last as long as your shave. Rinse after use. if you leave the top off the soap will reharden, and last a very long time. This makes a great gift for Dads, brothers, Grandpops and colleagues. I can make any brush with a vegan brush knot. Just select the option you prefer. Happy shopping!