Got this brush today and was just wondering something. Mine has a stamp with FCS 100% like in the picture. Is that the same as your brush or have they updated again? BTW is says ©2007 on the piece of paper that came with it. Haven't tested it yet, but if it works anything like you described it, it should make a nice travel brush.
I noticed the stiffness, kind of odd... Did a test run with Bodyshop shave cream and IMO the lather came along very nicely. I'll test it for real the coming week. I guess if face lathering is out of the question I should try and find myself a small bowl to lather in. Maybe something that will hold all of the shaving stuff during travel .
Was just wondering about the stamp, because there were 2 brushes in the store, one with the FSC stamp and one without. Anyway I tried the brush with Bodyshop cream today and got very nice lather, which whipped up pretty fast. It'll do fine as a travel brush, but for me it's too stiff to become a replacement for either of my badger brushes.