Works very well
This is my first brush and it has helped enhance my shave. I have nothing to compare to but it holds water nicely drys nicely. I am currently using Cremo and this seems to help with the shave and also keeps me from getting water all over myself when applying by hand. I suspect when a replacement is needed it will be a Simpsons.
This is a fantastic value. It is made by one of the most renown brush makers in the world, from superior materials. A class act. Yes, there are higher quality knots available, but at much higher prices. If you want a very solid brush with a great pedigree, this is a super choice for the money.