Man this thing cleaned up nice. It looked so scummy but I knew it just needed a cleaning. A little Brasso and it shined up real pretty. The combination of old library book vomit coming off the handle, and new badger knot funk (my first funky knot actually) is a little odd. I hope it mellows soon.
Post Bloom this morning
This is a 22mm Best Badger from Larry. Is quite soft, much softer tips than my best from TGN (but not as soft as my super from TGN).
The loft is a bit higher than I like, but setting it lower I think would have looked weird and stumpy in this handle. (That and after hogging it all out nice, I didn't feel like doing it all over again to get it down a few mm... heh)