The Elegant Emerald handle has a beautiful green appearance, with ripples of other colours throughout the handle. The cashmere knot is described below:The newest knot in the APShaveCo collection - the SynBad knot! I had two goals with this knot 1) getting the closest imitation to badger in appearance yet and 2) providing consumers with a knot that had a great splay. This knot solves the problem many have with the Tuxedo not being able to splay easy, and its the most beautiful knot in my collection. The tips are on par with the cashmere, the splay is one of the best out of all my knots, and the backbone is a bit less than that of the tuxedo (enough for easier splay) A truly outstanding knot with the high quality you would expect from APShaveCo.