Seriously Lame Packaging!
I bought this for my husband for Christmas. I cannot believe for $95 that this brush comes in the same chintzy plastic tube that you would find at CVS. The quality of the brush seems fine (I haven't given it to him yet so cannot speak to his user experience). I wish I had time to return it for another brush that comes in nicer packaging that looks higher end and aligns with the price of the item!
Semogue 2-band badger
For this price, it's georgeous looks and overall quality, theire is nothing better. Not even Simpsons, Shavemac et cetera.
Very nice brush
This purchase was purely an aesthetic indulgence for me. It lathers well, and is very good looking. But I don't believe that it is functionally superior to the much less expensive pure badger brush I have owned for over 25 years.
A great badger brush
I liked this Semogue brush so well I bought a second one so I now have one in cherry and one in ash. I have several other badgers and those include a couple of other silvertips. I have to say I use both of these brushes more often than any of the others in my collection.
My favorite brush
I bought this brush a couple years ago to alternate with my parker brush. Now, it has become the only brush I use. What I like most about this brush is the strong backbone. This brush performs well with creams, hard soaps, soft soaps etc. It is an outstanding product, especially for the price.