Calling out for help all you like making your brushes or do brush restoration. I have read a lot of feedback here but opinions vary between time periods which is logical. I would like to buy a badger knot for a brush project . I have a very low budget, around 30 usd. My experience with badger brushes is very limited. I have a nice vintage brush but it is a bit scritchy. I would like that the knot be dense, have good backbone and feel soft on the face. It will be a 24mm one. I hope I can get such with my budget. 1. Should I go for a silvertip or a two band? 2. Where should I get it? So far I have seen some affordable offerings from Maggard, Vig Shaving and Shaveforge (on the bay). If any of you have experiences with them please share. Thank you guys.