What can I say? I like large brushes. I have big hands and I wanted a brush that I could effortlessly grip. I sent Rudy a photo of an old Ever-Ready brush and asked him to make it larger. The knot is a 26 mm two band (I believe it's a TGN knot). As an added bonus, Rudy threw in a stick of Arko and a tube of Lea. It's the most comfortable brush I've held and it's completely excessive. Just the way I like it!