I was fortunate enough to get one of these beautiful cocobolo-handled silvertips. This was truly a great deal on a brush that is both exceptionally attractive and a phenomenal performer. As it was decided by a group, this brush has a 26mm knot. Though I would have preferred a 28mm or 30mm, this brush is certainly no underachiever. I love whipping up a batch of lather with it. It is equally at home with cream or soap. Here it is after my fourth pass today with Vulfix Lavender Cream.