The Simpson Persian Jar replaces my Thater brush of the same size. It is my second Simpson and I also have a stubby for travel. Outstanding quality. Makes an excellent larger of soaps and creams. Enough backbone and not floppy at all. Utterly soft and luxurious. The handle is a good size to get a comfortable and good grip. Did I mention that it looks great as well? The silver tip bristles give your face and beard an excellent massage. I have many other brushes and while this one is a bit expensive the quality is there. None of my other brushes are cheap, either. Dense knot to hold enough lather for more than three passes. Worth every penny.
I was not sure it was worth the money to buy a Simpson's brush, but it is. They are a level above; go for it.
Greatest! SIMPSON Persian Jar PJ3 Super Badger Shaving Brush
The new SIMPSON Persian Jar PJ3 in super badger is a very good shaving brush. It is a little bit firmer than the best badger, but it is still quite soft. The Persian Jar style handle is unique and has some heft to it. You will be proud to own this brush. It is very nice.
Just received my PJ 3 and it is absolutely everything I wanted in a brush, not too big but has great coverage.