recently purchased a single silvertip knot from Golden Nib. I've never seen faster shipping in my life. I think it took about two days after I placed my order to receive the knot. The knot itself is very good and it seems to be getting better every day. It's extremely dense and holds a lot of water. At first, it seemed to shed a little bit, but after about a week of use, it's pretty much stopped. Like I said, the knot was so dense, I could of lost about a third of the hairs and still had plenty to shave with. Kudos to the Golden Nib.