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Da Vinci's "Maestro" designation is reserved for brushes manufactured using male winter Siberian Kolinsky Red Sable fur. These are top-of-the-line, high quality brushes.
The extra sharp needle-like point and longer tapered hair length result in faster action at the tip and the tightest snap at the point. Expect superior spring and control, plus unsurpassed water-carrying performance.
All brushes have plated brass, seamless ferrules. Brush hairs are glued into the ferrule by a dosing machine. Then the ferrule is filled with a modern component-glue. After the drying and curing process, all the hairs are firmly positioned. Da Vinci uses only nickel- and gold-plated brass ferrules, which are rust resistant.
Before leaving the factory, each brush is carefully checked to make sure the finishing of the brush-head is impeccable and the ferrule is firmly attached to the handle. Carefully packaged, it will begin its journey, perhaps over mountains and oceans, to one of Da Vinci's loyal customers making art in the wide, wide world.
For three generations, Da Vinci has created the highest quality artist and specialty brushes. Today, the family owned business offers the largest selection of artist brushes in the world. Each brush is crafted with pride to Da Vinci's exacting standards. Using the finest raw materials available, skilled brushmakers draw on both centuries-old wisdom and input from contemporary professional artists. Utilizing the latest technical innovations, they create brushes of unsurpassed beauty, quality, and endurance.
Hans-Friedrich Defet was well-educated in the traditions of brushmaking, learning from both his grandfather and father the history of brushmaking in Nuremberg, Germany. Until the end of the 17th century, each artist had to make his own painting tools. During the 18th century, an ambitious crafts guild started to master the art of brush binding, relieving the artist of this burden. As this guild increased its expertise through experience and experimentation, the young trade was soon booming in the commercial town of Nuremberg. The city soon gained a worldwide reputation for brushmaking.
Series 5506, Retouch
A retouch brush is a pointed round kolinsky that has a shorter tip than a standard kolinsky sable round.
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from Viera, FL
Comments about Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Sable Round Series 10:
I take weekly art lessons and several months ago asked my instructor what brushes she would buy if money wasn't an object. In other words, what did she think were the best brushes. Without hesitation she told me "Da Vinci Maestro," which she considers equal to but less expensive than the Winsor & Newton Series 7. So I ordered over several months basically an entire set of Da Vinci Maestro's, from #5/0 up to #6, mostly the Series 10. I also ordered a couple of Series 35 and 5506 brushes, but find I like the Series 10 the best. I do mostly floral and detailed landscapes and could not be more satisfied with the quality of the Maestro Series 10. Eventually I'll order some larger Series 10's. BTW, Dick Blick's prices are the best for the Da Vinci Maestros. Highly recommended.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I use these brushes when painting portraits. A must have!
from Washington, NC
Comments about Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Pointed Round:
I am a watercolor artist. I like the feel of the handle and the way the bristles keep their shape..I've used these brushes for years.
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Works great with Oil Pastels
from Madison, WI
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Sable Round Series 10:
I use this to spray all of my Oil Pastel pieces. It gives a slight shine which makes the colors look brighter without changing the color hue or value.
Been buying brushes and more brushes, looking for that right fit for my style. These are it! They fill and release the paint exceptionally well, especially when compared to other brands. They hold a great point, and I can do even fine detail with my larger sizes due to that fact.
Fun brushes to use.
from Bay Area
Comments about Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Special Inlaid Liner Brushes Series 5519:
I'm a novice but can tell that this brush holds a lot of paint and lets it out slowly and evenly when I make a line. It's also just very cool looking with the two types of hair. I can get an extremely fine line with the size 5. I can't imagine when you'd need a finer line.
Great fro details and lines
from Mexico City
Comments about Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Long Liner Brushes Series 1203K:
Holds a lot of water great for detail and lond lines
from New York
An excellent brush that was also on sale when we purchase it.
from Sudbury, Ma
Holds the paint without streaking. Wonderful!
not worth the price
By Dog Art Painter
from South Carolina
from first time I used it did not hold together at point, was very disappointed, if I had paid 4 dollars I would have expected it to act the way it did.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this brush did not perform as it should have. One of our Customer Care Representatives will be reaching out to further assist you.
I love the Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Sable brush!
from Chicago, Illinois
Iy holds a lot of water and feels great in your hand.
Da Vinci "Maestro" brushes are manufactured using male winter Siberian Kolinsky Red Sable fur. These are top-of-the-line, highest quality brushes.
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