As so of you may know I just received my beautiful Semogue 1305 boar brush almost 2 weeks ago. I have been using it everyday and it has been breaking in wonderfully. Well aware that the handle is somewhat fragile I ended up dropping it 4 inches down onto my counter and it chipped. I decided that I should try and fix it to prevent the paint from peeling/chipping off more and hopefully make it look better. So far I am very pleased with how the restored brush is coming along. I am going to finish it up tomorrow so it should look even better.