We ignored this brush for a long time because we stock a lot of Simpson pure brushes. However, a few years ago we did a limited edition version of this brush in best badger. It was a huge hit and our customers (and us, too) discovered how wonderful the handle is. We also started to get requests from the standard version and finally caved. It's a unique Simpson brush for us, with the pure hair, and matched with a crazy dense knot it's super scrubby.