Took a while to get the dead animal smell out. It stunk too bad to get it near my face. That problem solved, it is a fantastic super soft brush. Probably my favorite. I had to use oxy clean, pet shampoo, and my wife's shampoo to get the smell out, but all is well now.
Yaqi Two Band Badger Brush is Terrific
I have collected many brushes, expensive and cheap in the last 10 years, synthetic, badger, boar and horse hair. These Yaqi brushes are more dense for the synthetics and badger and work great. I prefer Yaqi synthetics to my expensive silvertip badger brushes. This badger brush is terrific and is not losing hairs. These brushes are the absolute best bang for the buck in brushes. The design for the handles are beautiful and feel great in the hand. This is why I bought 7 Yaqi brushes...so far.