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.