68. Guess I'm the old guy. I bought my first mug and brush in 1970 or 71. I still have them. The brush, now retired, is an Ever Ready K40 in pure badger. Best brush I ever had. Maybe American badger hair could be used back then. The mug is an old spice mug which is mostly retired, but I still use it from time to time with smaller pucks. Wet shaving with mug and brush is the only system I will ever use.