This knot is the best of the budget knots, IMO. With a 50mm loft, this knots whips soap into lather faster than a Synbad, Cashmere, SilkSmoke or any of the other budget knots, other than the Faux Boar. If you don’t have much money, get a Tuxedo bulb knot in a scratch & dent handle. It may look perfect, but it’ll perform perfectly and that’s all that really matters.
I put this knot into a black and white Arriana & Evans handle. The knot is very soft and the tips are smooth and not scratchy at all. I wish the recess in the handle had more depth in order to decrease the spread and add some backbone, but as it is it’s a very nice combination. I’m happy with this knot.
Amazing brush, ordered more because I loved it