This brush is just right!
When I started wet shaving 15-some-odd years ago I bought a small silvertip brush. I worked well for awhile but over time became too soft and 'smooshy'. Next I got a free one that W Coast Shaving was giving away as a promo with purchase. It was OK but too stiff so it would fling soap around the bathroom. After reading the reviews I had my wife buy me this Edwin Jagger best badger brush for Christmas and this one is far and away the best. Just the right amount of softness and stiffness. I highly recommend this brush.
Addition to my original review.
The overall appearance is quite nice due to the quality of the craftsmanship. The handle has a bit of weight and is comfortable to hold while working up the lather and putting it on your face. I do suggest that you read the care instructions for the brush as the makers recommend not using a shaving oil with a badger brush. To overcome this issue I simply made a small adjustment to my shaving routine. I use a multiple pass system so rather than putting on the oil before shaving I put a bit on my face just before doing the final touch-up pass where the shaving lather that has been squeezed out of the brush is applied with the hands rather than the brush. This gives me the close smooth shave that I am looking for.
There is no doubt about it, this is a great shaving brush! Its moderate price makes it worth every penny and more. It makes an exceptionally good lather and feels great against the skin. I could not be more satisfied.
High Quality Brush
Holds water well. Bristles don't fall out. Creates excellent lather.
I really love the feel of the hair it was soft with a some firmness. The horn color was beautiful im very happy i picked it. In the info it doesn't say but the brush does come in a travel tube that will protect the brush when you pack it.