How Muhle Started
Shortly after returning from war captivity in 1945, Otto Johannes Müller possessed the optimism to found a small business. Things were difficult to begin with. The company founder had almost no funds, premises or material.
In a wash kitchen, bristles were boiled, animal hair processed and, besides brushes, essential items such as lights were produced as these were needed in every household due to constant power cuts. The first product still left Stüzengrün on horse-drawn carts.
To this day, a logo in the form of a mill (Mühle) adorns each product.
Each quality product is characterised by love and care, artistic craftmanship and industrial expertise. Muhle is one of few manufacturers worldwide to offer a full product range for the wet shave.
Traditional M89 Silvertip Badger Hair Shaving Brush
Muhle’s Traditional Silvertip Badger Hair Shaving Brush is made from metal with chrome-plated highlights. The material is corrosion-resistant, very long-lasting and has a luxurious, alluring lustre. Only the best, carefully selected badger hair is used for these purely handcrafted shaving brushes. The precious natural material is particularly soft and flexible. The fine, conically tapering hairs possess the ability to retain a large amount of water and produce a dense, creamy lather. Another sign of quality is the even black band running horizontally through the predominantly silvery gleaming hair. This premium product is manufactured using historical tools in an artisan procedure mastered by only a few specialists worldwide. The semi-circular shape of the brush head is created by hand when binding the brush. The fine tips therefore do not require trimming and the natural softness of the hair is retained.