This imitation badger performs rather like a boar brush. Slightly pointed feel to the head it is much softer than a boar and makes a good soap brush. It doesn't hold much lather but it's easy to top up with a swirl on the puck. Feels really soft using short to and fro strokes but it does work in circular motions once you find the best way of doing it. If you have something against the real thing this is worth checking out.