I had been searching for a beautiful old colorful Ever Ready, like the ones Vinny had posted in the original "how to restore a brush" thread. I obtained one, and rather than botching it up, I asked Rudy to work his magic. I was obsessing on a very, very short loft. It is a Golden Nib Finest (Extra Hair) set at 43mm. The diameter of the knot is 20mm. When I first received it yesterday, I was a little concerned as it appeared very, very pointy and stiff. After today's shave, I am so glad we set it where we did. Soft tips, very dense, terrific backbone. I am really delighted. Thank you Rudy!