I have been constantly seeing all the wonderful and beautiful things that all my friends at TSD own and display, and kept thinking how basic my little collection was. But after a few more purchases and thinking about how MY collection should be "Themed" and used, I have decided that I am happier than I thought I would be, since my collection suits my intended use and is really, quite a decent starting point. Here is the core of my Brush collection as it stands right now and I am ordering 3 Badger knots and preparing to Hand Make 3 Artisan brushes from all Natural materials (NO Plastics) and preferably a "natural glue". The brush in the front/middle (on its side) is my Dad's old Boar bristle brush and I am about to Breath some life into the handle as the knot is surprisingly good. The three on the left are all Boar, The Vie Long in the middle is %100 Horse and the two on the right are Badger. I am very surprised at the similarity in softness of the Horse and Badger brushes !!