Recommendations for brush maker

Always been a fan of Mervyn Cadman, but I had a HMW custom made brush last year and it's shedding,...Merv says,..."They do that sometimes",....I'm sorry to say that will be the last £160 I'll be donating to him, especialy as he was making me another brush and 10 months ago all he had to do was glue the knot in, that was the last I heard from him,...I guess he's a bit busy,.....(cough)