I got this brush a week ago, and I have mixed feelings about it. I have been using the artificial hair body shop brush and decided to get a new one, for diversity. This one , a muhle bristle brush is what I got.
Now, it gathers more water than the one I used before, and is also bigger, once I put it on my face it seems it would lather my backhead as well :). It loads fine, I used a Cade soap so far, I have a Sandalwood TOBS waiting for its turn.
It lost a couple of hairs each time I shaved, nothing tragic, and it isn't very tough, I expected it to be stiffer. It's also not expensive and gets the work done, but now I'm thinking of a badger brush.
I think I would prefer a smaller one, I use a bowl to lather. No complains, however, and I believe it will serve just right. Just thought to drop a couple of lines about it, maybe someone is looking for one. I will measure it and also post the technical details, didn't have the tools at hand tonight.