This knot holds a bucketload of lather, and doesn't hog it, releasing soap on my skin evenly from start to finish. From a face-feel point of view, I think I would have preferred a normal fan if was available, but such was not the case. However, I'm a bit disappointed that this knot is shedding like a dog. It's had about 14 shaves so far, and it loses at least 10 fibres into the soap or on my skin every day. I have 5 synthetic brushes, including an AP Shave Co SynBad (which I really like), and none of the others have lost more than a couple of hairs. If this keeps going, I might have to give up and try another knot.