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Escoda Optimo Kolinsky Sable Filbert

Escoda's Series 2813 brush, the Optimo, is a Kolinksy Filbert "Cat's Tongue" in an oil painting format, with a long wooden handle. The fine Kolinsky hair forms a soft tuft with a snappy edge, great for delicate, controlled work.

This "Cat's Tongue" shape is popular among European painters. In comparison to the traditional almond-shaped filbert, it provides more edges and surfaces. Depending how it's held, the brush can be used for drawing fine lines, curves, and strokes, or for filling in larger areas of color.

Escoda's Kolinsky sable hair is unusually resilient with superior snap, point, and flow control. Escoda takes great care in curing brush hair to create a brush that will retain its original shape over a long working life.

This luxurious hair is artfully crimped in a nickel-plated brass ferrule The long, lacquered blue wooden handle is ideal for easel work and larger pieces. It's attached to the ferrule via Escodas exclusive triple crimping process.

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Kolinsky Sable Brush Shortage

Due to regulatory issues regarding the importation of Kolinsky hair, we are temporarily out of stock on many of our more popular brush styles. Be assured that we are working with our vendors and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remedy this situation as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.

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Item Series Brush Style Width Length     Price Prices, promotions, and availability may vary by store, catalog, and online. Qty  
05995-1010 2813  Filbert, Size 10  Long Handle  8.0 mm  16 mm    List $46.19 $27.69   


out of stock, available 5/6


05995-1012 2813  Filbert, Size 12  Long Handle  9.0 mm  18 mm    List $57.94 $34.74   
05995-1014 2813  Filbert, Size 14  Long Handle  12 mm  20 mm    List $78.57 $47.10   
05995-1016 2813  Filbert, Size 16  Long Handle  14 mm  22 mm    List $117.35 $70.35   
05995-1018 2813  Filbert, Size 18  Long Handle  17 mm  25 mm    List $134.38 $80.56   
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