I got this one yesterday. I've been looking for "A" type brushes as I only have one other in my collection. That one is a Thayer & Chandler Nailaire. I never thought I'd use an A but I recently did a project for a friend and the Nailaire came in handy. The Holbein is missing the case cover and needle cap. I'll be looking for these to hopefully complete the set. I did install an Odd needle cap that came with my HP-C Plus. It fits and should protect the needle. I haven't used it yet, hopefully try it out this weekend. It's got some dried blue paint in it so I'll be stripping it down to clean.