Sometime, I would guess, you'll send it off to Rudy or another brush maker and have them put a great knot in that wonderful antique-ish beehive handle.
Did you contact vendor about bad product?
I do regret dumping it. I wish I could have given it to someone who enjoys it. I was new to B & B then or perhaps that was when I was just lurking. I'm wiser now.
I should add to don't think the seller was trying to be deceptive or malicious. I just got myself over excited by what I could see in the photos