Pros: Great value
Performs better than a lot of European brand-name brushes
Real timber handle
Cons: Will not satisfy those who prefer expensive brushes
Smaller than most
This brush can be purchased for about USD 2 (in May 2020) on AliExpress or for more on eBay, etc. The brush is often listed as "pure badger" however it is synthetic. What do you expect for the price.
With a 19mm knot, 53mm loft and overall height of 100mm, this is not a large brush. This has the advantage that the brush does not hog lather. Just a pea size of cream face lathered gives enough lather for three passes and some left over.
The handle is of natural timber with a clear lacquer finish. The handle diameter is 34mm. The brush looses a hair or two with the first few uses, however after about 5 to 10 uses the brush hair stabilizes.
I have badger brushes costing 20 to 50 time more than this brush and they are nowhere near even 2 to 5 times better. This brush is the one that I now most frequently pick. Try it. For the price, you can't waste your money!