I made this handle and was waiting for Maggard to come out with the SHD Bulb 2 Band . They did and I did put it in . My initial thoughts about it are Very Nice Face feel with just the right amount of Backbone Super soft tips Makes Lather with the best of them. I am going to the battles right now with my other 2 band Brushes and I will have more thoughts when I have used it in a few more battles . I like my older 2 band s from Maggard and I am still wondering if it is worth the price jump for me or not . Awhile back I did a test with 3 different 2 Band knots called Bang for The Buck My Favorite at that time is going up against this new 24mm SHD and Like I said I will give you my thoughts in a few days .