I too have a VDH Boar, it is not terrible for the price - but it sure doesn't hold a candle to an Omega 10077I’ve got a VFH boat from CVS I’ve been using since 2008. STILL a solid work horse. It’s literally the brush I’m trying to kill so I can buy a yaqi. It’s still going strong! The one previous began deteriorating knot wise- had that hole in the center- eventually threw it away- but the one I have now must’ve been built by a supervisor- lol- because I still have it
Mine doesn't have issues with the knot, other than it shedding with every use
Seriously though, it would not make for a bad travel brush - not certain how long mine would last as a daily if it continues to shed.
Interesting read from 2016. Not sure when they shifted production, (my box reads Made in China) apparently the boar brushes were assembled in TX: