I purchased this brush from Royal Shave a while back, and it's been a fairly regular part of my rotation. It certainly doesn't stand up to my Shavemac D01 Silvertip, but for $27.95, I've been amazed at how well it does. It's soft, yet stands up pretty good, and whips up lather with the best of brushes. This would make a great brush for someone just starting out or someone looking for good quality without the high price tag. I would highly recommend it. The picture below comes from their website. Has anyone else tried this brush?