Hi all. I recently purchased the Bengal/orange and black swirl Rooney brush from Classicshaving.com. I wasn't thrilled with the characteristics of the original knot and I just thought that the handle deserved a 2 band knot. So I sent the handle to GDCarrington to work on. Talk about a transformation. Gary was amazing to deal with, his knowledge and professionalism were astounding. I highly suggest working with him if you need some brush work done. Any way, I'm so pumped for this new brush, can't wait to get it into the rotation. I'll add some post bloom pictures once I've given it a couple uses.