Our national tree is the Yellow wood, although the wood is wonderful to work with, it can become a bit mundane if you do brush after brush in its natural yellow form, so we like to spruce things up a bit. Vintage brushes is huge worldwide, but we have a very limited supply in SA, the other problem is the were mostly made in smallish knots so we figured make new ones, and 'make them old a bit' We went in with a darker juice on this one and it ended up looking like a brush you would find in a mechanic's bathroom! Certainly a well weathered, well used appearance, but NEW with years ahead of it! Let's see if our 'vintage brushes' take off. It stands 111 mm high and the knot lofts at 56 mm, it tips the scale at 55 grams.