Like this paintbrush. That is electrical tape holding it together in two spots. Now you may be asking why I would tape the broken-off end of the handle back on instead of throwing it away. Well, I was convinced to not have it would affect the balance and how it felt in my hand. Crazy? Most likely. Should I get a new brush? Probably. Will I get rid of this one? Never. In the distant future when monkey robot clones rule the land I will retire It to my brush hall of fame. I'm going to find a coffee can and write hall of fame on it right now.