This brush has changed my shaving routine for the better. I find that I can use less shaving cream and get a better shave. It holds a lot of lather in the brush and splays on nicely. It paints well too. The brush is very soft on the face. The knot only shed a couple of hairs in the first month or so of use. The handle rests nice and flat on my stand. And I should also mention it is very nice looking in person. By the way, I use this with Proraso shaving cream.
Its a nice brush...its also a gift so Cant help with reviews there.
I have a couple of boar bushes and a couple of badger bushes this one seems to fall somewhere in the middle. I face and bowl lather and haven’t had any problems with either one.
Thought I was “settling” when I went with the emerald handle because nothing else really jumped out at me. It’s actually way better looking in person! For me, the backbone is right on. Previously had the tuxedo not, I believe, and thought it had too much backbone for face lathering, which is the way I always lather. Had no issues with semi-hard soap. Confident that hard soap will not be an issue. For comparison, has slightly less backbone than my Razorock chrome, more than the Razorock keyhole, tips are as soft as the keyhole (extremely soft!). My new favorite!
I really like the quality of the brush, but I like to lather on my face and there two downsides. There is very little backbone on the knot and two after loading the brush it takes more work for the soap to "ooze out " compared.to my maggards 24mm... Unfortunately will be selling this