I'm doing my first brush restore soon, giving a sad-looking "Stanhome Badger and Bristle" a new lease on life. But I'm a little confused about the knots at TGN. My first thought was to get a extra-stuffed Finest 2-band, because that's the one grade of badger I've never tried and I was under the impression that it's a step-up from Silvertip, yet TGN classifies their "Grade A Super Silvertip" as the highest grade (or am I reading it wrong?). Also, the lofts look strangely high. So I need some advice. I have a Rooney 3/1 Super and it's the only badger I use currently. I face-lather exclusively so I like that it's scrubby yet soft, and dense of course. For the knot that I'm going to put in the Stanhome, I want something along those lines. But since I've never had one of the "lux" badgers with the super-creamy white tips, that's what drove me in the direction of the Finest knot. Or should I be looking at the Grade A Super Silvertip? And bulb or fan shape? Also, I'm used to the short loft of the Rooney, and the lofts listed on the TGN knots look quite high (60mm+). Is that because you manually set the loft yourself when you install the knot? I feel like complete noob asking all these questions!