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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.
® Da Vinci is a registered trademark of Da Vinci Brushes.
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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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
Comments about Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Sable Round Series 10:
An excellent brush that was also on sale when we purchase it.
from Sudbury, Ma
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Special Inlaid Liner Brushes Series 5519:
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.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
series 35, #5
Comments about Da Vinci Maestro Travel Brush:
Wow, this is a fabulous brush. I've been using Isabey and Raphael brushes, and I thought they were the best - until this Da Vinci.
Good for the price
This brush is currently at the top of my list, if only because Windsor Newton can't seem to make a point that doesn't split. The Maestro's tip isn't as fine as a WN Series 7, but it's far more reliable.Unless you have the money to gamble multiple times on a Windsor Newton Series 7, (I have, and I'm tired of it) I recommend the Maestro.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
The BEST brushes!!
from The Great Southwest
I am somewhat of a brush junkie, always in search of just the right brush for my watercolor needs. I have synthetics, synthetic/sable mixes, etc etc. I tried this one and felt like I had finally found the holy grail of brushes, for me at least! I love the way it handles, the way the paint lays down on the paper with it and the way it feels in my hand. I've been using this brush for months now and have bought several rounds in different sizes plus a few flats. If you catch a sale at Blick, the prices will decrease a good amount. I can tell that these brushes will give me great use for quite a long time, if taken care of well. I never set them upright to dry but let them dry horizontally, and then set them bristle side up in my jars. I love them so much that I have purchased several rounds in the same size, "just in case" they should be hard to purchase in the future. Now that I have found "my" brush, I don't want to be without it!
A must for travel painting in watercolor
from Bethpage, NY
A great way to protect valuable Kolinsky brushes.
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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