Serves me right. After I bragged about how rugged the Old Holland sable oil brushes are, this brush died, as you can see. It lost too many fibers and lost its usefulness. It lasted longer than most comparable oil sables, however, so I’ll buy more of them.
In defense of Old Holland, oil kills sables so it’s unsurprising that the brush died. I extend brush life by keeping a lot of brushes and rotating them. Even so, they all deteriorate and eventually die.
I used to inter dead brushes into the brush graveyard but there are too many of them. Now I say of prayer of thanksgiving over each corpse before disposing of them.
Part of the brush graveyard: