Right gents I've been busy plodding along, negotiating with Nick from LS/MS shaving. First and foremost, Nick has offered a guarantee on his brushes, but without a definite time frame. So unlike with Shavemac I cannot completely be certain, if issues occur, they will be dealt with as quickly or as promised. However, the latest MS brushes seem to be well constructed. If I am on the same wavelength as Nick (sometimes communication has been difficult given the language barrier) we are looking at a few shapes including one that I suggested (below) http://buyatankard.com/media/catalo...3525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/h/ah-tk151_side.jpg Slightly unusual although I have seen brushes constructed in horn tankards or trinkets as above. On offer will be 30mm and 26mm brushes. I have been told I could receive the prototypes by the end of the week, so hopefully can share these with you. Colours being set at ebony, ivory and horn. Requested are even knots with the same shape and size. Stay tuned!