First of all, allow me to divide the room immediately. If you are not a fan of large brushes, use the exits to the sides and rear of the aircraft. It's built like a Navy Seal. The sheer enormity of this brush cannot be quantified by any photo. The handle of this brush is like grabbing ahold of a tennis racquet. As soon as you raise this brush from its box a frightened silence washes over the rest of your brushes, their bristles bending downward tacitly accepting their crushing defeat and inadequacies. Everything about this brush is huge: Its loft, its knot, its handle, its attitude, its intimidating presence. This is the playground bully that you take one look at and go out of your way to avoid. The knot is so dense with soft super badger hair that it holds what seems like an entire ark full of water. I use it to mix up an uber lather of Proraso and Mama Bear's soap and it makes enough lather to shave me and six of my friends. 2 minutes of mixing and a couple of pumps of the brush and I swear this thing was holding a half gallon of lather. The bristles are soft yet they have great backbone. I press the brush against my cheek and the bristles fan out like a well organized army of soldiers, covering nearly the entire side of my face. I am befuddled by the amount of ground this brush can cover. My entire face is lathered in less than 20 seconds yet I dare not allow this luxurious treatment to end prematurely. I take my time and after a few minutes the lower half of my face is so thick with white lather it looks like a wasteland in Fargo in the dead of winter. I look at the brush and it still holds copious amounts of lather. That was another thing I noticed about this brush is that it holds nearly ALL of the lather produced, leaving very little in the bowl. The subsequent shave following this thorough mopping I experienced from this brush was equally pleasing. In summary, if you are looking for a large, formidable brush that is of exceptional quality customary of a brand such as Vulfix then look no further. This purchase will leave you free of any buyer's remorse the instant you set your eyes and hands on this brush for the first time. It will leave you speechless.