I am so glad I decided to buy this brush, it is almost identical to a similar brush that I have from Trish McEvoy bought at a high end department store for 3 times the amount paid for this brush. I was so happy tonight when I got my box of brushes and this was the best of all the brushes I bought. Looking to get more brushes, this company takes their job seriously. I have to say not even sigma has a similar brush in their collection. I love the size of the handle, and how smooth it feels. Having washed the brushes, so far none of them is shedding and therefore there is a sense of good quality. I will buy again!