It apears there are only three major affordable types Mühle Black Fibre is available in German drugstores, the Yaqi Plissoft/Black Fibre's and the latest Tuxedo/Cashmere/Mew's etc Yaqi's available on Aliexpress.
I can indeed. The ‘silvertip’ is fairly floppy but feels gorgeous on the face. You have to load a little harder with it but it’s not struggled with any of the softish soaps or creams I’ve thrown at it.
The ‘2-band’ is a lot stronger with notably more backbone but still soft and with little scritch even straight out of the box. I’ve found it a great brush to the point I don’t need anything else. Decent for the money. I personally prefer the ‘2-band’.
Razorock plissofts are great, as are Yaqi. I haven’t used high end brushes but I believe these to be great value for money. I paid about £16 for a Razorock Bruce and about £13 for a Yaqi Tuxedo with nice black marble barber shape handle. The Bruce handle is a great shape.
+1 for the yaqi,s had a sagrada familia for around 2 months ,used it with cream,s ,croap,s & on hard soap pucks . Totally faultless ,lather monster for less then £15 on flea bay. Arrived in 10 days free p&p ..