While perusing another shave forum, I happened across a thread about the "Shea Moisture Shave Brush", a seemingly low cost (the price in my area was $8.99), badger haired brush available at some Target stores. So in the interest of this hobby of ours I picked a couple of them up, one to be PIF'ed off right away, and the other that I will use a couple of times, clean and then probably PIF away also. Here we have a picture of the packaging: Here it is next to a Semogue 1305 for size comparison. I went ahead and did 4 test lathers, VDH Deluxe, Mitchell's Wool Fat using Leon's palm lathering technique, Godrej Lime, and finally TSD Wheat Cream. Here is an after picture to show the bloom. Since I don't want to overload this thread with pictures, I have linked to a folder with pictures of the test lathers. The brush had only a faint funky smell to begin with, and now it is completely gone. It lost about 6 hairs so far, but as this one is being sent away, it will be up to the new owner to keep us updated as to whether or not it is a shedder. Unfortunately I do not have a Tweezerman badger brush to compare it to, so aside from the obvious difference of handle shape and material, that will have to be left to someone else. Starting tomorrow I'll break out the other example I have, and use it for a week to see how it works with a combination of bowl and face lathering, and update this thread at that time.