It is said you get what you pay for. That is often true. Sometimes when you make it work with what you have it works better than you could have imagined. This brush was from a cheap set of large brushes that I found in an art store on clearance. It feel apart while I was rinsing the bristles BEFORE use. I peeled the bad glue off and let the parts dry. I used super glue and jammed it together then crimped it with pliers. Now it is one of my most sturdy brushes.