Well after nearly 2 years of abuse, I'm pretty sure that it's safe to say that I need a new brush. The knot itself has held together very well and has not lost but maybe one or 2 hairs but the handle is all but gone. The ONLY reason this brush is still together is because I hot glued it back together. That and it's a soap hog to boot. It's also one of the reasons I go through a lot of soap:
In terms of what I'm looking for, I'm looking various types of knots. Crown King, Envy Shave, Zen Shave, El Matador, Savile Row, and quite a few others. This one of the products that I never really got into for some reason. Brush acquisition disorder (B.A.D.) never took with me thank goodness. They can be a "budget killer" if you are not careful.