I had purchased one of these for my summer home and was pleased enough with it that I purchased another one for my winter home.
This brush has a nice heft to it and makes a silken, rich lather. I am using Proraso Shaving soap. First time I used it I noticed a bit of a "badger funk" scent, but fortunately that seems to be waning more every time I use it.
Excellent brush. Very little shedding and very sort.
Nice feel, heavy, soft bristles. Feels like quality and makes a great lather.