I'm a barber and I use this brush when I'm shaving bigger beards. It's not too weak, not too hard. Good quality for the price. Does what you would imagine it's supposed to do.
If you like a stiff brush, this is the brush for you. Boar is the stiffest of all the bristles used in shave brushes. Don't let the reasonable price fool you -- this is a high quality product that many tell us is their favorite brush. A shave brush is a must for a great shave with your favorite shave soap or cream!