I've been shaving with a double-edge for over five months now and I decided it was time to upgrade my brush. I started off just after Christmas with this starter-pack
It is pure badger and it was a good one to start on. I didn't like the colour of the handle - I felt it was very flat-white-and-boring. So I wanted to get something more interesting. I thought the only thing that really mattered for brushes was the quality of the bristles and as long as I got another pure badger I'd be laughing. Wrong. I got this brush
I've tried shaving with it twice and it is very unsatisfactory. What I know now but I didn't know when I bought it is that the loft and knot are very important. On the new brush the loft is longer and the knot is narrower. This makes the brush a lot more floppy and not at all as satisfactory to use as the men-u brush (although the length of the handle is an improvement)
Now - in my defense there is zero information on the vendor's site or manufacturer's site about the loft and knot for this brush. So even if I had I known what I was looking for the information isn't there. If there had been I might have become aware that this was a consideration before making a purchase. Do you think it is worth asking for my money back?