And in bloom from above...
The handle is solid and felt great in the hand.
I felt like I was wielding a serious tool or medieval weapon.
In fact I felt more masculine, even "macho" just for having picked it up!
I found the 2 band super knot greedily sucked up water.
Adding to the weight, I even considered a few bicep curls...
The knot remained compact and I dunked it in the shaving cream pot.
And then commenced to lather directly on the face.
The tips were soft not at all scratchy, but there was a reassuring sensation from the tips.
Enough scritch to remind me I was a man using a manly brush.
The size of the knot was not at all overwhelming.
Whipping up lather was a breeze and keeping to where I intended to shave was surprisingly easy.
It splayed a little, but the 2 band provided plenty of strength and backbone.
The compact bulb shape was pretty much retained throughout the lathering process.
Flow through was fine.
There was plenty of lather, but I had expected more.
I enjoyed this brush and am not at all concerned about trying his bigger brother the PL14.
That said, I'm very keen to try the PL10.
I have the current 2 band version, but it's the Pre-Vulfix PL10 that I intend to use next.
It's 3 band Best and the knot is more Fan than bulb, perhaps best described as hybrid.
I think this will feel as big on the face as the PL12, maybe even bigger...