Very nice brush, the knot is dense, and has a medium/large length. The bristles are soft at the tips but are still medium firm. This is a very good brush for face lathering. For bowl lathering the length of the handle is perfect, it's long enough to reach to the bottom of a deep mug and has a shape that's easy to grip. The brush holds a lot of lather, it tends to disappear into the bristles so you have a lot more foam than you think you do. The price seems to be right, for $35 this is a lot of brush.