NEEF Series 2236 David Taylor Kolinsky Sable

$26.51$27.70 inc. GST

The hair is obtained from the tail of the kolinsky (Mustela sibirica), a species of weasel rather than an actual sable; The finest brushes are made from the male hair only, but most brushes have a mix of about 60/40 male-to-female hair. Kolinsky bristles tend to be pale red in colour with darker tips. The weasel is not an animal that is raised well in captivity, and is generally isolated to the geographical region of Siberia. Due to this difficulty in harvesting the hair, and the fact that other natural and artificial bristles are not comparable in quality, makes these bristles extremely valuable. Those who use the kolinsky sable brush claim it has superior strength, slenderness, and resilience when compared with other sable brushes. Due to their exceptional ability to be finely shaped, kolinsky sable brushes are highly prized by professional watercolourists. The natural profile of Kolinsky sable hair provides a pronounced belly and is tapered at the tip. When the hairs are expertly blended together the natural shape of the hair is accentuated giving the brush a large belly and perfect point. The brush has a short clear acrylic handle with a nickel plated brass ferrule and a cut-away tip at the end of the brush, which is very handy for scraping back


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Weight 0.020 kg

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