This is my latest restoration of an old favorite brush handle. It is part of a pewter Ralph Lauren Safari shave set that I received as a gift back in the 80s. It served me well for a number of years but it developed a severe case of terminal shedding so a replacement was in order. The original knot was very soft and originally had backbone which it lost in time. There was never any doubt as to the choice of knot for this handle. I selected a shavemac D01 two band fan that I purchased from Rudy Vey. It will complete the triumvirate of D01 two band knots in my den by joining a bulb and extreme flat top. I have used this brush several times now and I am very pleased by its performance with both soaps and creams. This will only continue to get better with use. It is a 23 mm knot set at about 47 mm if my memory is correct. It is a true joy to use with plenty of backbone and soft comfortable tips. I face lather almost exclusively. The last picture is of the original knot just prior to its removal.