To say that this brush is amazing is an understatement. There so so many good things about it. It is on the smaller side but that means it is precise in its placement of the lather. First thing I noticed when I took it out of the box was that it is built solid, as you would expect from Simpsons. The best badger hair is very densly packed. Because of its size, this brush automatically lends itself to being a face latherer, and it does a stupendous job at that. I began swirling the Berkeley in a tub of Mama Bear's Awakenings and it seemed like it would almost pull the slag up from the puck of soap. I took it right to my face and it blended just the right amount of backbone mixed with softness to immediately whip up a super luxurious lather. It was out of this world the efficacy of this brush contained in its compact size. This brush can easily knock out brushes twice its size - and price. You better hurry up and get one before Simpsons comes to their senses and ramps the price up! Travel brush, every day brush, main brush, back up brush it does not matter this thing will do it all. TEN stars!!