Well I am fairly new to wet shaving my first brush was a Edwin Jagger pure badger P36. It worked well with all my soaps even my hard soaps like Col Colonel Conk and Kell's Original. I wanted to get a nice silver badger so I picked up a Thater 4125/2 3-band badger. I really like this brush it works awesome for my soft soaps and cream. However, it does not do very well with my glycerin based hard soaps. I was kind of bummed about that but I love using a variety of soaps including the glycerin based ones. So I have been looking around and was thinking of getting either an Omega 31025 or the 81056. I am also looking at Semogue 830 or 630. I am open to suggestions for other brushes. Also if someone has owned a EJ pure badger and either a Omega or Semogue which ones are softer?