I have two small brushes that are great performers. Since I am 4 pass shaver I usually use them at night to wash my face. One is a Vulvix boar, it will lather any soap no matter how difficult. The nicest hair I have ever experienced in a brush is this Culmak 55. I bought it NOS, I did not realize that is was not a modern production brush. I tore open the package and started using it. Here are some comparison picks, sandwiched between a Duke 3 and Polo 8.