I asked a question here: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=188303
and I got some much appreciated feedback and opinions.
Thinking well about the issue I finally decided that; it was the original knot and all, but I was not quite satisfied with the feel during use and that had to be replaced by the nice feeling of soft tips and the joy of watching a beautiful brush.
I must admit, I did sit with the scissors in my hand for several minutes before I cut the hairs off, and the feeling while doing it wasn't good.
However, after seeing the final result, the smile came right back and I haven't regretted it for a minute since.
So with no further comments I present the brush before, during and after restoration with a 20 mm TGN Silvertip grade A.
The inaugural shave will be performed this coming weekend