This brush was all THE biggest thing in the wet shaving world about 7 years ago. The handle is superb and the knot is densely packed with some of the best badger hair on the market. It works great with shaving soaps and creams. While the trend lately is to go with smaller brushes with shorter lofts, it's still a heck of a brush. The Simpson Persian Jar 3 is especially noteworthy. It's a big, luxurious option.