I have been a Silvertip fan for years and had several synthetic brushes over the years, not one has remained in my shave cave. This little beauty is a fine catch and a lovely brush with a bit of everything! Lovely soft tips, plenty of backbone due to the dual density fibres , soaks up lather like a Silvertip and a great bowl lathering brush. Face lather works great and can be used straight from the soap puck, but in my opinion a little too soft for a long exfoliating face lather. Looks great, lovely feel and great value for money!