Finally I received my KimSom brushes. It takes quite a while to ship them from Vietnam to the US. I suspect they were held at the US customs for a while. Those babies are not in the catalog (in this size). I asked Mr. Vu Kim Son if he could make me two of his catalog models in knot size 28mm, and he agreed. He's a pleasure to deal with! Last week they arrived and I had a chance to test them both for a few days. I am really impressed! These are lather machines! I'll need a larger bowl to create lather in, since it's not easy to retain the lather in my current one. The touch to my face while applying the lather is as soft as can be! Pure luxury! The handles are buffalo horn, one black, one multi colored. The knots are Chinese badger of the highest quality. The craftsmanship is first class! Comparing those brushes with my other 28mm and 29mm knot sized brushes, I found the new ones to be even larger in knot size. So I measured, and sure enough, they both are 30mm! What a bargain! Folks, if you're looking for a high quality brush at a very, very reasonable price, this is the way to go. Highly recommended! Their website is www.kimson.vn. Disclaimer: I'm not in any way affiliated with this company, just a very happy customer.