I purchased this to replace an old ****** brush I have been using for probably 40 years with very dense and very soft ****** but somewhat warn and due for replacement. I tried an Edwin Jagger brush which was probably not top of the line. It had neither softness nor backbone nor retention of moisture so was very disappointing. The Kent is soft with good backbone and close to the characteristics of my old brush. It is very high quality and nice appearance. Handle has a delightful feel and the case is beautiful. Because of this I purchased another for a gift to my son.
This brush is absolutely amazing and makes an excellent froth. I was nervous of the size but it's perfect for me.
Superior Badger Brush.
Kent doesn't seem to get as much publicity as Simpson brushes or the much touted Savile Row. I have four Simpsons. They are fine handmade brushes. I have the much touted Savile Row. Also very good. I have two Kent brushes. A size 4 and a size 8. They are the best brushes I have. And I have top of the line boar bristle and synthetic. These are all very good brushes, and I will continue to use them. But there's nothing like a Kent silver tip that I know of. Whatever cream or soap I use, a Kent brush consistently makes and holds more lather, a lot more later. And richer too. I do two passes when I shave. But with my Kent I have enough lather left for a third pass if I want it. Kent has been making brushes since 1777. I feel like after experiment with synthetic, boar, and other badgers, I have now reached the summit with my Kent brushes.
Great Brush Great Price
If you want the best in shaving brushes this is it. The bristles are soft and hold lots of water. It's easy to use this and create a lather. It holds its shape well and even though its their smaller brush it is suitable for most. If you want better go for the BLK8 or BLK12. The price here is very good.