I received my first Rudy Vey in the mail yesterday. It is a AS3M in Bog Oak, Muehle STF 25 mm knot, set at 55 mm loft. First shave today was fabulous!A Muhle Silvertip Fiber is the best of the best and I've tried Badger, Boar, and a lot of synthetics. I have a Rudy Vey with a 25mm Muhle STF knot that can't be beat. I'm talking to him about another one, just because. Love that brush.