So, tonight I finally started removing the old knot out of my Dbl Duck brush. I was trying something new and twisted the knot and broke it loose. So, myself being ambitious...I kept twisting trying to pull the knot out...and then SNAP! The handle snapped in half and my heart sunk. I'm not sure it's a total loss just yet because I wanted to fill the handle anyway. The knot came out cleanly and the old shelf is still intact. Really, before I spend the resources in trying to fix it I'm wondering if epoxy would repair it or is it a total loss? Hoping I can save it because I really liked the look of this one.