Got this brush in the mail the other day and I laughed at how small it is. I almost thought it was a joke. Man was I wrong, this thing lathered all my soaps no problem, gave me a great fluffy lather! Enough for 3-4 passes!! I tried to find faults with this brush and I found NONE the only problem I have is that there are a few hairs that stray away from the knot too much, no shedding or anything so far. I may have been looking at brushes the wrong way, I think I am now a fan of these tiny brushes!!! I was looking at the little bambina from omega and similar <18mm knot brushes now. Don't take the tiny terror to be a novelty item, it's very useful.