Wilkinson Sword Boar Solingen Germany $6.90 shipped This was inspired by @Number six . The knot is about 18-20mm, and not densely packed. Once wet, the Boar Funk came on, but not as strong as others I've had. From the beginning of the lathering, it was a heavy shedder. But, by the end of the shave, it shed almost no hairs. I did some practice(Break-in) lathering too. It is a somewhat soft brush, and once broken in, should make for a fine daily driver.