This brush is the bees knees! Its shape is a little bit different than what you would find out there, it is shortish and wants a home where it can lie down all day long. Ebony is a very exclusive timber regulated tightly and protected. When I bought a few pieces a couple of years back the going rate was R250 000 m3! This creature weighs in at 65 grams and stands 120 mm tall with a best badger knot set at 55mm. There is some glue creep where the handle meets the knot, not enough to reject the brush, but still enough to have you get a genuine ebony handled brush at a discounted rate!