Yesterday I got my first Elite brush. Its Irish Bog Oak with silver rings according to the paper that came with it. It is stunning. I saw a Bog Oak brush with 26mm knot on his site. I asked Bob if he would make one with a 24mm knot. This brush turned out better than anything I could imagine. The only criteria I gave Bob was 24mm knot. And man did he deliver. I can not wait to use this brush. It is hard to see but in light you see a deep grayish color and almost black on the thicker grain. I tried to capture it in the photos and if you look closely you can see it a bit.