The Brush, "B-400", By Tom(@twhite ). Whipped Dog 24mm Boar Knot. Let me start by saying that this is one of my favorite brushes, well, the handle is. The knot originally was a Whipped Dog Boar. It was unusual, because it was a shedder. After being frustrated, and the hairs falling out 10-25 at a time, from what I remember, I sent it back, for evaluation. Larry was nice enough to send another one, at no cost. He said it was unusual, and it shouldn't be soaked in hot water. I don't. Also, only get the tips of the brush wet. I've never heard of that before. So, back to usual. I soaked in lukewarm water, and used the new one like all my other brushes. Well, it too shed, and did not show any signs of slowing down. It quick became one of my least favorite brushes to use. For a while, I even kept track of the hairs lost, per shave, and posted with the daily shaves. I stopped using this for a while, until the other day. Over 15 hairs came out, during the shave. Totally unacceptable. . This fine piece of art deserves better. POS Knot, before surgery. B-400. WHipped Dog 24mm Boar. I tried boiling the Gorilla Glue epoxied knot out. No dice. The new donor brush is an Omega 49. The old knot was then carefully drilled out of the old ferrule. Shown with the new brush handle, cut up. New Omega 40 knot, next to the B-400, which I polished up. I had to take down the sides of the Omega knot, by a lot. The glue flared out, a lot, and wouldn't fit into the ferrule. Now, the new epoxy is setting, and it should be ready soon.