I have a Vie-Long 13800, and it use it regularly. The small knot and short loft makes for a lively feel on your face. The hairs are pretty soft on the tips, but if you happen to run into one at just the angle it can give you a bit of poke due to the strong backbone. I don't find it uncomfortable at all, but people who are very sensitive might be prone to beard burn if they try to make swirls instead of painting motions.
The 13061 or a similar brush is definitely on my list for the future.
- Eric "Fountain pens, oil paints, wet shaving. Maybe I was born after my time."
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