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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.

Note — Brush sizes are not standardized. The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size varies considerably by manufacturer. Since fine art brushes are handmade, expect some variation even among brushes from a given manufacturer.

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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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05995-1000 2813  Filbert, Size 0  Long Handle  1.1 mm  7.0 mm    List $15.08 $7.81BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1001 2813  Filbert, Size 1  Long Handle  1.7 mm  8.0 mm    List $15.40 $7.97BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1002 2813  Filbert, Size 2  Long Handle  2.5 mm  9.0 mm    List $17.52 $9.07BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1004 2813  Filbert, Size 4  Long Handle  4.0 mm  10 mm    List $20.86 $10.80BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1006 2813  Filbert, Size 6  Long Handle  5.0 mm  12 mm    List $24.77 $12.82BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1008 2813  Filbert, Size 8  Long Handle  6.0 mm  14 mm    List $31.23 $16.16BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1010 2813  Filbert, Size 10  Long Handle  8.0 mm  16 mm    List $45.02 $23.29BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1012 2813  Filbert, Size 12  Long Handle  9.0 mm  18 mm    List $56.47 $29.22BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1014 2813  Filbert, Size 14  Long Handle  12 mm  20 mm    List $76.58 $39.62BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1016 2813  Filbert, Size 16  Long Handle  14 mm  22 mm    List $114.38 $59.19BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1018 2813  Filbert, Size 18  Long Handle  17 mm  25 mm    List $130.97 $67.77BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   

 

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05995-1020 2813  Filbert, Size 20  Long Handle  20 mm  28 mm    List $167.48 $85.37BLICK everyday sale price! - additional discounts will not apply to this item (click for more details)   
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