I picked up a new brush in an antique store today. I wasn't really looking for one, but I couldn't pass this one up. It's an Eveready 200, with the marble red base. I knew as soon as I saw it what the draw is for these handles. My problem lies in whether or not to re knot it. I haven't cleaned it at all, and it looks like it has never been used. I will probably use it as is and see if the knot is solid. If it breaks in nicely, and doesn't shed, I will probably use it as is. I do like my boar brushes. If it does become a shedder, I will probably put a silver tip in it.