As soon as I saw this brush, it was love at first sight. Not only are they top grade badger hairs that compete with $100 brushes but I could not get over how comfortable it is in my hand. So if you like the larger brushes, this is definitely the brush for you! This shape was very common from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's and cause less fatigue in the barber's hand which was important for someone lathering 50-100 clients in a day. It is safe to say it is twice the size of a small badger brush.