Acrylic and Oil Brushes - Fitch/Mongoose for Oils

Fitch/Black Sable
Blick Studio Fitch Brushes
Blick Studio Fitch Brushes

More than a brush - a return to tradition. Fitch is a traditional and rare hair for oil painting similar to mongoose and sable. Our Fitch is super smooth, ideal for blending and portrait painting. It's great for detail or portrait work.

Prices range from $8.44 - $51.99
 
Da Vinci Black Sable Brushes
Da Vinci Black Sable Brushes

Russian Black Sable, or Russian Fitch, is a perfect balance of the best qualities of bristle and sable. Black Sable is more stiff and substantial than Red Sable, with an exceptional smoothness that leaves little stroke impression in the paint surface.

Prices range from $9.64 - $205.11
 
Escoda Black Sable Oil Brushes
Escoda Black Sable Oil Brushes

Escoda's Black Sable, also known as fitch hair or polecat hair, is less stiff than light ox hair at around the same price. An alternative to bristle and kolinsky, this handcrafted brush is often used when painting with thinned oil colors.

Prices range from $7.45 - $75.11
 
Isabey Siberian Fitch Cat's Tongue Brush
Isabey Siberian Fitch Cat's Tongue Brush

Isabey's "Cat's Tongue" brushes feature a unique triangular pointed tip that makes precise strokes but can also be used for edges or flat work. Because these handmade natural hair brushes hold a large paint load while retaining excellent control.

Prices range from $16.45 - $30.30
 
Winsor & Newton Eclipse Brushes
Winsor & Newton Eclipse Brushes

Made from Russian Black Sable hair, these unique brushes offer the perfect balance between stiff and soft hair. A double-bodied handle with a sculpted grip at the tail and below the ferrule make them useful for both easel painting and "close in" work.

Prices range from $4.54 - $25.84
Mongoose/Synthetic Mongoose
Escoda Modernista Tadami Synthetic Mongoose Brushes
Escoda Modernista Tadami Synthetic Mongoose Brushes

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? The Modernista Tadami brush from Escoda is one of the finest crafted brushes we've seen. The synthetic filament is designed to simulate the feel of mongoose hair, a favorite of painters for centuries.

Prices range from $7.99 - $107.27
 
Isabey Memory Series Brushes
Isabey Memory Series Brushes

The fine-quality natural hair in Isabey Memory Series brushes is exceptionally soft with a thick, full body, making it suitable for almost any technique in oils, acrylics, or watercolors. Finer and less dense than Sable, it’s also an excellent choice for glazing techniques.

Prices range from $7.45 - $37.75
 
Princeton Synthetic Mongoose Brushes
Princeton Synthetic Mongoose Brushes

Stiffer than sable and softer than bristle, these beautiful, durable synthetic mongoose brushes are an excellent choice for heavy-bodied paints such as acrylic, oil and alkyd.

Prices range from $3.32 - $29.94
 
Raphaël Kevrin Plus Brushes
Raphaël Kevrin Plus Brushes

Raphael's imitation Mongoose fiber combines the advantages of fine, natural hair with the latest synthetic fiber technology. Raphael Kevrin+ Brushes bring together the resistance of a soft bristle with the precision of sable. For oils, acrylics, and more. Easy to clean.

Prices range from $5.87 - $40.35
 
Silver Brush Monza Synthetic Mongoose Artist Brushes
Silver Brush Monza Synthetic Mongoose Artist Brushes

Use these synthetic mongoose brushes with oil, acrylic, and water-mixable oil colors. Short handled Monza bristles are ideal for blending and offer the artist precision control.

Prices range from $5.72 - $20.18
 
Winsor & Newton Monarch Brushes
Winsor & Newton Monarch Brushes

This unique synthetic fiber is so much like mongoose, it even has the tapered point and surface texture of the natural hair. Yet it has better durability. The synthetic is stiffer than sable, but softer than hog bristle.

Prices range from $5.14 - $37.69