The faux marble handle is RESIN, and imitates the look of marble. This is the second batch of these handles, hence the v2.The knot is named not only after the black/white appearance, but because I believe it gives a truly luxurious experience to your shaving routine. The performance of this knot has the ease of lathering of the common "plisson" style synthetic with some unique differences. With the testing being done, myself and a few others believe this knot has a similar feel to the "game changer" with similar tips to that of the "uber soft". It seems to be almost a hybrid between the two.
*These handles are made from a mold and are not 100% perfect.
A couple of years ago I ordered this brush. At first, being used to a badger brush and its feel, I wasn't sure I liked it. Recently I thought I'd give it another try . . . and I love the soft feel now! It always did lather up fine, it was the lack of "scrub" on my skin that I didn't like. But for some reason, now I love it, and have used this brush exclusively this week. A good value in a synthetic brush and handsome handle.
I really like the Tuxedo knot, which has more backbone.
Great size, beautiful, what's to ask more?