I can't believe I almost sold this brush. This is what brushes aspire to be, gents. This is crazy dense 2-band, making the backbone exceptional. It reminds me of fan-shape D01 2-band, but without that unbearable prickliness. There is a touch of scritch here, but it's acceptable. About to go to work on some Harris soap. After loading. Brush is "too dense", and does not want to give up the lather. Maybe with some more water.