Being new to DE shaving, I thought I'd start of with a cheap brush and bought the $2.49 horse hair brush as recommended by Bruceonshaving (http://www.bruceonshaving.com/2010/11/23/669/). It FINALLY arrived today, and seems alright but... it does have a characteristic odour. I'd appreciate any ideas on how to get rid of the smell. (I've tried washing up liquid but that doesn't seem to have worked.) Also, I'm curious - do badger brushes smell a bit funny when they're new? Any advice gratefully received!!