Having been in the wet shaving scene for over 10 years now, I own countless Badger Brushes in all grades. Let me tell you that the hype is real with this brush! I think it is outstanding value for money! Nice dense knot, with gel tips during use (which I LOVE). Plenty of back bone for both bowl and face lathering. Lost a few hairs during initial cleaning (although this is also a given). Slight odour (which is normal). Make sure you use a soap / cream on it and lather up a few times to get rid of the smell. It's a monster of a brush and blooms nicely after a few uses. VERY happy with my purchase!
2Band Badger Knots
Whats all the fuss about?
2Band Badger hair is a premium selection Badger hair.
It's natural characteristics give a brush a better backbone than a Silvertip but with slightly coarser tips.
This combination is highly sought after.
When the 2Band Badger hair is of a high grade (like these brushes). The tips will, over time, develop what is known as Geltips, or Hooks. This gives the brush an even better feel when shaving.
YAQI is, by far, one of the most experienced knot manufacturers in the world. Over 20yrs experience not only means that the best manufacturing techniques are utilised but YAQI have access to the highest quality hair on the market.