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The huge brush is is about 5 feet long and weighs more than 12 pounds.
It took Nie Haoning over six months to craft the oversized brush and another three months to find the cogongrass used to make it.
Nie used more than 5,300 dried cogongrass plants to produce his brush after collecting more than 330 pounds of raw cogongrass.
Nie has been making cogongrass Chinese calligraphy brushes for a long time. He said he is considering making a bigger brush in the future to create a new Guinness world record.