I have spent all night looking for this on here so if it's been answered already I'm sorry. I have three broken 1 inch lining fitches. I believe that the brushes have been left in water too many times and the bristles are expanding so much that the metal ferrule is splitting. The bristles have expanded so much that the ferrule wont go back to it's original form, but I think that if maybe I wrap them with something or solder something to the ferrule I can save them. The bristles are still in great shape and the brushes are less than a year old. I got these brushes from my school and if I can fix them, I can keep them. Many of you may know that these are expensive brushes and I would love to add a few to my kit without shelling out my life savings. Any help would be awesome.