When talking synthetic brushes most folks generally prefer the larger knots, they are not as expensive as badgers, but the larger diameter compensates for the brush's poor ability to hold water, that being said they are mostly very soft brushes with a very uniform, sturdy backbone profile, and easy to use once you get to know your brush. This brush has a Kiaat and resin handle that looks like rivers and ponds to us, what we love about this is the pattern in the Kiaat playing along also. The river at the base of the brush also looks great, and the Okavango Delta on the 'back' of the brush is the cherry on top. The large handle and knot works well to make this a desirable brush for the person looking for a brush that works hard, dries quick and caresses softly. This brush weighs 119 grams, stands 142 mm tall, and the loft is set at 60 mm.