I was thinking that if I am to keep it perhaps I would get a new handle. And my next question would have been where? But I think the general consensus is that I have gotten my money's worth. I bought it during the clearance sale and paid $30 for it.Wow, that’s worse than my Plisson. I guess it’s all about performance and whether or not you like it. But it seems like you got your money’s worth out of that one. You’d certainly be justified in spending some money on a new one, as if an excuse for a new brush is necessary.
You could leave it as it is. Or maybe paint the bare part as a sort of wabi sabi kintsugi kind of thing. Or just refinish the whole thing. And a new knot of course.
The brush lathers fine, but the knot is a bit out of shape. I do have another identical brush because I bought two at the time it was on sale.How does the brush lather?? If it works, then it is not too worn IMHO.
(But you do deserve another brush or two!! )
Where do you see the patina? The paint/finish on the wood has chipped off. I think I bought it around 2014 or 2015 when there was a clearance/closeout and someone had actually posted about the clearance here on B&B, which is how I found out about it. The original price was $60, the clearance price was $30. I was using a badger brush at the time (Vulfix travel brush) and I wasn't sure I'd like the synthetic. But once I got it, I found that it lathered so well that I went out and bought a second one.It has patina. How old is it?
I like that idea.Or maybe paint the bare part as a sort of wabi sabi kintsugi kind of thing.