And here is the finished product after it's first use this morning. Nice face latherer!I just found this thread. I've had a 1000 sitting around for a long time waiting to be restored. I got it as a throw in at an antique store with an Old Spice mug that I wanted. I finally got around to working on it last weekend. The knot was a mess so I removed it, sanded the handle with 1000 grit wet&dry, and then polished it with Maas. I unfortunately deleted my before pics, but here is a pic of my work so far. I'm now waiting for a 20mm 2-band knot to arrive from Virginia Sheng.