When I was younger, I'd borrow my Grandfather's Gillette adjustable razor until the shaving world changed and the Trac II came out. I still have a Trac II handle and blades I use when I travel, and I also own a Gillette Fat Boy adjustable I use now and then. However, I have an Above the Tie Windsor style "R" with their 3" Atlas handle for my week-in, week-out regular shave. I use Japanese Feather blades exclusively after trying all the popular blades available and use Mitchell's Wool Fat shaving soap with a Semogue "Owners Club" silvertip badger brush. The setup described has been my go-to for ten years and could easily work for the rest of my life. Although, lately, I have been itching to try a new brush. My current Semogue has a 15mm knot and 50mm of loft. I've read through a lot of the threads about brushes, and am leaning towards something from Simpson, Thater or Shavemac, but I am not particularly brand focused. I would like a great quality silvertip badger brush, and while price isn't my main concern, I'd like to keep it under $300, or even less. Considering how great my Semogue has been, and continues to be, I know first-hand there are quality brushes available without spending a small fortune. I appreciate any suggestions, and all of the great information in this forum!