I bought this brush and the Silvertip version from BGS. Now that I have the Silvertip I don't see this one getting that much use simply because it has some scritch to it and I'm a silvertip kinda guy.
If you can tolerate some scritch, I think you will find this to be an excellent brush with great backbone and a lovely handle that stacks up against many boar and badger brushes.
The brush has only been shaved with twice and been through a few test lathers. It comes with a plastic box and a drip stand.
This model is now sold at BGS, and I paid $48 for it.
I'd like to get $40 shipped for it, which will include CONUS shipping and delivery confirmation. Payment must be be a verfied paypal user using "instant" paypal...no e-checks or anything like that. For convenience's sake, this is going to be CONUS only.