Really like this brush! It is DENSELY compacted with hairs! You are definitely getting your money’s worth. When you first get it the tips of the hair won’t feel overly soft but you just need to break it in or use it for 5-10 shaves and you will feel like it is 10 years old. The handle is hefty but I really like it for grip! Update: this brush can hold so much lather! When you’re using a soft cream or something you will lather in a bowl, go lighter than you think on the cream, you will not have any trouble having enough for 3 passes.