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    Quote Originally Posted by nessmuck View Post
    No little kids left.....I do use a scuttle....I do soak my brush in warm water...the whole knot is under water....I shave every other day or every 3 days....I store the brush up side down on a wall mounted brush holder.....my 200.00 brush was well taken care of.Attachment 276782
    If you turn it over a little less than 180' the curved crack equals the water level.

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    Happened to my Classic 1 a few years ago. No trauma, no hot water; knot simply swelled and cracked the handle like yours. Knot was still tight so I slowly filled the crack with CA glue, maybe 10 or 12 thin applications. Still my favorite brush.

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    Like the Energizer Bunny....Keeps on going and going.....

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    Just tossing out my thoughts and have never had one of these and cannot find quickly what the material of the handle is.

    It could be a cold shut in the molding of the handle rearing its ugly head.
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    You may want to consider, at least, salvaging the knot as I am sure you can either send it to a brush artisan to turn you another handle and set this knot into it, or order a handle off of ebay or etsy and set the knot into it, yourself.
    Good luck.
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    Other alternative is to email Mark I believe at Simpson and ask him about putting the knot into a new handle, he's done it for customers before and might be cheaper than just buying a new one.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    Other alternative is to email Mark I believe at Simpson and ask him about putting the knot into a new handle, he's done it for customers before and might be cheaper than just buying a new one.....
    Oh ..this knot is going into an Elk Horn handle that Glen Sixxgun made for me years ago....the handle is pissah ....the GN knot....no so much.
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    Simpson did have a batch of bad handle material, but it was quite some time ago if I recall correctly. It may be old stock from that era that you purchased 5 years ago.

    Drop Simpson a line, I would be very surprised if they did not make it right. That should NOT happen.

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