As I have mentioned in previous posts, I only acquire SE/LE brushes. I started participating in ATG a while back. It is a UK (I believe) forum that gives me a good perspective of another shaving community. I was able to acquire one of their 2017 LE brushes. A gentleman named Bernd at Shavemac furnished the knots and handles. The handle is stunning...a work of art. I am fortunate to acquire this brush.