Cons: Overall Quality, Durability
smelly poor construction
Well, I bought this hoping that it would be better than the Van derHagen brush that came in a set I received for Christmas. It wasn't. On taking it out of the box, it was very oily and smelly, not that unusual in a badger hair brush, but even after several "break in" washes with dish soap and a vinegar rinse, then lathering up a shave soap and letting the brush soak in that lather......it still stinks pretty much. The biggest disappointment is that after about 5 shaves, all the hairs in the center of the brush are hopelessly tangled together in a big not, and breaking and falling out. I feel that the knot was not dense enough for the diameter, and that there is too much room for all the hairs to twist around. I fully expect to get what you pay for and don't expect it to be a simpson or a rooney, but this isn't even worth $10.