Our Black Goat Hair Duster is made with soft black goat hair. The hair is extremely densely packed, giving the soft hair a fullness that makes it a perfect duster. The hair is epoxy set in a plain wood handle without the use of a metal ferrule. The brush area measures 2-1/2" by ¾" and 2-1/4" in length measured at the handle. The hair at the tip measures 3-1/2" by 1-1/2". We have not noticed any hair loss problems with this brush.