So I have a small bevy of tall brushes I move out of the rotation during the summer. I really prefer these during the winter months when I whipping up lusciously warm lather in my scuttle. I had avoided the Truefitt & Hill brushes because with their "Classic" handle in large I was worried about floppiness. It has a fan shaped knot and is spec'd at 26-54 with a 70 mm handle (the actual knot you see here is 26.5 and other dimensions are true). They come in 4-grades of hair; Pure, Best, Super & Silvertip. This brush is Silvertip. If you get their Style 1 handle the loft is 2 mm shorter and you save $10.00. As most of you know, these brushes are reportedly made by the Rooney elves (and after using it and comparing it to my Rooney brushes, I have no reason to doubt that origin). So I soaked the brush & did a test lather. Thoroughly rinsed it and then created a fresh MdC face lather. Not floppy at all, in fact, better backbone than my Thater 2-bands or the Simpson GYLE M7. Super soft tips with no scritch and very densely packed. This is really a superb brush and with T&H's 15% B&B discount, it costs $127.00 (delivered!). For those who prefer a shorter 50 mm handle the damage is just $118.00 and materially less if you get one of the smaller knots. T&H throws in a great assortment of sample products including pre-shave oil, shaving cream & after-shave balm.