This is my first review that I have submitted since joining the board. I figured the Shavemac 177 was worthy of being the first submitted due to its ability to exceed my expectation in terms of a shaving brush. It lathers up quickly, soft to the touch, and is easy to hold onto. I have the 25mm version and I can tell you that I couldn't be happier with my purchase! This is definitely a best buy! I highly encourage newbies and veterans alike to purchase one of these beauties!