Pure badger is the cheapest badger grade, considered rather prickly. Just a quick look and you notice the quality of the hair doesn't match the higher grades. This is reflected in the price of pure badger brushes. Despite this, the Vulfix pure gives a decent performance. It feels quite soft yet it generates decent lathers with soaps. When face lathering with a circular motion the tips are slightly prickly but once you get cracking it really isn't a big issue. Paint your lather to and fro and it will provide a nice soft feel. This is a good badger brush at an affordable price.