Turkish #6 horse hair brush. This is the brush sold by Bestshave.net, located in Turkey. It is a popular brush that was out of stock for the summer up until September. As soon as I saw that it was available again, I put in my order. While I was at it, I also ordered some Arko Shaving Cream. Prices are very good, but shipping from Turkey is rather slow. Shipping for the brush and cream was $6.08. The brush was $2.49 and the cream was $2.65, so, shipping was more than my goods. It took 20 days to arrive, but the wait was worth it. I did a test lather with the brush and some VDH Deluxe shaving soap the day it arrived. Then I used the brush for my next six shaves using the ARKO Shaving Cream. I face lather, and this brush does a good job. This is my first horse hair brush, and I had read that they have their own "stink," but that was not an issue for me. It did smell some, but it was not strong or offensive. After the test lather and six shaves the smell is almost all gone. The knot is not dense, but it is not scratchy and has some backbone. The knot is 23 mm with a loft of 40 mm. The handle is wood and is 40 mm. It is a handsome brush for $2.49 and shipping. I am glad I got it. I like saving money, and this is a good way to do it. I believe that my next order from Bestshave.net will include about five of these brushes. They will make great gifts for newbies. I will also be trying out some of the other ARKO creams. If you choose to order from Bestshave.net, just remember that it may take 20-40 days to deliver in the US. Just put your order in and forget about it. One day, BING, there it is. I'm glad I did it.