I don't think this particular Shavemac has been reviewed yet. I ordered mine, a 25mm knot, standing 110mm tall, from VintageBlades.com, with their faux horn handle. I prefer knots in the 24 - 26mm sizing, as I don't whip lather on my face, and usually use creams. Some brushes in that knot size are fine for creams, but come up short (to me) when I switch to a cake soap. I hoped that this one would bridge the gap, as reviews of Shavemacs here and elsewhere have given them high marks in the stiffness/softness ratio. This one doesn't disappoint, in either category. On creams, it works beautifully; 20 whips produce a really good lather, and it gets better from there. I've used it a few times on soaps, and it works about equally well. The softness of the bristle tips is wonderful, and overall, this is a super brush. The best of Germany, for sure. My struggle is with the pricing of this brush...if it sold for $75, then I'd rate it a lot higher than a 5. But, at $115, sorry, but I think it's really just overpriced. I realize that when the price is compared with some other factory brushes, it isn't bad; but once you've owned a custom brush, this just can't quite measure up.