Bought my first- what i'd call a heavy chemically treated knot from the latest Chisel & Hound drop- a V16 Fanchurian. It's vastly different than what i've been accustomed to- the not-so-much treated Simpson and Shavemac knots. I was shocked at how much it bloomed after its first lather/cleaning. The knot appeared to grow 3 times larger. It's quite dense and feels like a pillow on the face. After the first shave i spent some time trying to dry it but no matter how much towel stropping i did it remained damp. When i went back to it the next day the knot felt pretty crusty. While the face feel was delightful i'm not sure what to think of it, overall. I still prefer Simpson's Silvertip. Pics to come later.