This is not the most expensive shaving brush available, however it does have very high quality. If what you want are superior pure badger bristles -- very soft and uniform -- then this brush delivers. It also has been very durable so far (about 6 months now), having lost no bristles. The handle is not fancy, but is superbly functional; it also is designed to fit into many types of brush stands by virtue of the thin "waist". I can see using this brush for years to come.