How much difference in performance is there between the hand and machine made brushes from shavemac? I can see the head shape looks different. I was looking at a finest badger. I have a Col Conk brush made by Vulfix I guess. It is really floppy (it was cheap and I didnt know if I would even like all this stuff at the time). Looking for something with more spine. I am sure the B&B would be great when it is ready I just dont want to drop $100.00 on a brush right now. I have read the good reviews on the C&E. Would this be a good alternative to what I have now? Also, are the Edwin Jagger labeled brushes the same as the C&E. I have only found a plain white handled C&E and was wanting someting with a different look than the brush I have now. I reach for soaps more than creams and most of what I have are glycerine based.