I don't know why these natural bristle brushes are so hard to find. Holds up to hot water and scrubbings much better than plastics. I use this for cleaning cast iron pans with hot water (no soap, no boiling off the oil out of the metal) . Works great. Also a great vegetable cleaning brush
I use this brush for cleaning my (well-seasoned) cast iron pots and pans. It works great, keeps my hands from getting in the grease, looks nice in my kitchen, and doesn't get as gross as the dobie sponge I used to use. The bristles are well-attached and don't fall out even when used in hot water. I've used it for months, washing it occasionally, and haven't needed to replace it yet.
Mine is well-made, doesn't seem to be any particular brand, and has a ""made in Taiwan"" sticker on it. It gets daily use, and I plan on replacing it every 3-6 months