It's been a while since I've used this fantastic brush. I'll bet there's quite a few of you out there who have not seen the Kent B&B LE '08. The knot is on the small side, but I can tell you this is the best face lathering brush I've ever come across. It destroys any soap you can put to it. The knot is soft with good backbone. In typical Kent fashion it holds a ton of water and has excellent release of the lather.