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The fine haired Escoda Optimo Kolinsky sable forms a soft brush head, which is great for delicate, controlled work. Escoda cures the brush hair resulting in remarkable spring and resilience.
The long, lacquered blue wood handle offers superb control. It's attached to the nickel-plated brass ferrule via Escodas exclusive triple crimping process.
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I would buy these brushes above all others..Great.
from Norwalk, Oh.
Comments about Escoda Optimo Kolinsky Sable Long Handle:
Great for painting detail. Holds the paint very well. The brushes will last very long with proper care.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very poor pointed round
By Mountain artist
I was very dispponted in these round brushes they frayed way too fast
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best brush in my studio
from Irving, TX
Sable filberts are essential For painting in oil. These are perfect
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Blue umbrellas in Nantucket
I bought this flat for oil painting on paper and board for smaller portraiture and illustration work. I like the quality of material used in the brush tip; it is the right length for heavy pressure strokes or light soft strokes. It is accurate and responsive the long handle provides for a range of motion.
By Gladstone Gal
from St. Helens, OR
For detail, these Escoda optima Kolinsky sable detailer brushes are the very best. They have "fat bellies" but come to an incredibly sharp point. They are the best detail brushes for watercolor made in my humble opinion.
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Hudson valley NY
Comments about Escoda Optimo Kolinsky Sable Round Long Handle Series 2410:
Haven't use this product yet.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Quality Brush
By Matt, art teacher
from San Antonio, Tx
I use this brush to create fine blended strokes in my paintings. Nothing seems to work better than Kolinsky Sable. I use other Kolinsky brushes of various sizes to smooth out details, blur lines etc. I don't always like to blend strokes, it depends on the scene.
I am very pleased with the service.
By ½ of a pair
from Healdsburg, CA
I paint small items with acrylic. Synthetic brushes are cheaper but are not useful for very long. The Kolinsky brushes are expensive but they are well worth the price. They last much longer than synthetics and painting with them is wonderful!
Escoda Optimo Kolinsky sable #2 round
By Lon the ole artist
I needed a brush for fine detail esp. hair on a fox I was painting. Also for doing fine lines. The #2 rd. comes to a nice point. I'm an oil painter. However, it was smaller than I expected, so will probably order a few sizes larger next time. Thanks D. Blick for quick service! L. Cain-Spfld. Il.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Dillon, MT
Unbelievable, ...I am 72 years old and have been painting for 62 years. However, most of the materials I use (other than paints and canvases) were purchased years ago ...and over a long period of time. As a consequence I have amassed many oil painting materials ...and many expensive sable brushes ...over these years. But recently I became unhappy with my red sable brushes and started looking for a few new ones, ...and found Kolinsky brushes on the DickBlick page. I ordered a few but didn't expect the amazing brushes I received. In the past I spent 2-3x for my inferior red sable brushes compared to the new Kolinsky brushes. I can only surmise that this situation occurred because the top quality sable used for today's Kolinsky brushes was in very short supply during the Cold War years? So now I'm planning my next purchase of additional Kolinsky brushes. :-)
The Escoda family is known for crafting some of the finest brushes available. The Optimo series is a long handle brush made from a 50/50 blend of the finest male and female kolinsky sable hair to achieve the optimal results for discerning oil and acrylic artists.
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