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The Escoda Optimo Kolinsky Sable brushes are a marriage of beauty, form and function.
Snappy pristine Kolinsky hair is delicately hand crimped into a nickel brass ferrule. The short, blue, lacquered wood handle offers the control needed for detail work.
Painstaking attention is paid to every step of Escoda’s hand-crafted brushmaking process resulting in a piece that will be of service for years to come.
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Excellent brush for fine detail work
By Arcadian Creations
from Branford, CT
Comments about Escoda Optimo Kolinsky Sable Pointed Round Brushes Series 1210, 1310, and 1208:
As a model horse painter, detail is what I pride myself on most. Achieving a life like look through hair by hair paint work, I rely on this brush to get the results I want.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Eberl "Sioux" resin painted by me as a 3D portrait
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Lovely controlled lines from this brush.
Makes a beautiful controlled strike of lovely color. I intend to buy some more of the other sizes too.
Shows great promis
from Houston TX
I have just started to use these brushes, so far they promise to be a great addition to my watercolor brushes. I have used brushes by Escobar in the past and have loved them.
I brought these back to a Dick Blick art store after I had ordered them online. They were simply horrible and looked as if they had a very bad haircut! The salesperson was even horrified when she saw them. Not a good quality at all!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Nancy Elizabeth
from Livermore, CA
Nice brush, holds a good point and lots of color! I suggest this producgt to my students.
from Newburgh indiana
Would not keep it's point. Could not paint with it.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this brush isn't working for you, and we'd like to help. Please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
from Chesapeake, Virginia
There is definite difference between this Kolinsky vs. the mimic Kolinsky iin how smooth paint spreads on the water color paper. I'm just not certain that it makes that much difference to warrant the quadruple in the price. Since I've already splurged, I'm going to enjoy it. I did notice that the brush tip of the less expensive mimic brush is wearing out fast. I will do more review in the near future based on the true wear of this Kolinsky brush.
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My Favorite....with one caveat
This brush, the pointed round #1 and #2 with the short handle, are my favorite brushes...with one irksome drawback. I love everything about them but they don't last. I love the springiness of the bristles, not too long and the belly is fat enough to carry some paint but gradually, the bristles break and/or fall out and suddenly I realize my #1 is a #00. I am an illustrator and paint in thin glazes of watercolor so it certainly is not because of mistreatment, scrubbing or being left in the water! Happily the price is not outrageous, especially when they are on sale so I usually purchase about 12 at a time for a book, knowing the above to be true. For my detailed work, even with the one flaw, they are still my favorite brusg!
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favorite detail brush!
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I took a chance when ordering this brush.
By Retired teacher
from Gloucester MA
I hesitated to purchase this Escoda Sable Brush, I am glad that I did purchase it. I have used Yarka sables for years and was disappointed that they are not on the market anymore. I used this Escoda Optimomthis week and am very pleased with it. Great brush and price.
from Pdx oregon
I am al ew to watercolor and have purchase many different brushes and have found these to be a great value with good performance.
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