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Named after the exact location in Siberia where Escoda sources its Kolinsky-Tajmyr Sable, Reserva Series Brushes are crafted using only the tail hairs from the male Kolinsky — renowned for their springiness and capacity to retain liquids. Selection of fine materials, as well as Escoda's unique "curing" process, results in a watercolor brush that many artists consider to be perhaps the finest in the world.
Escoda's Reserva Kolinsky-Tajmyr Pointed Round (Series 1212) is unusually resilient, holds sharp points and crisp edges, and has terrific color holding capacity. Tufts are beautifully shaped of fine and evenly sized hairs, tightly packed at the ferrule edge.
Escoda's curing process results in a snappy core that gives the brush extra resilience. The short burgundy lacquered wood handle carries a triple crimped nickel-plated golden brass ferrule.
Kolinsky Sable Set
Six-piece Series 1212 set, ideal for the watercolor painter, includes round brushes in sizes 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, with a gold-plated ferrule, and the finest Kolinsky sable hair available.
Pop this clever little Escoda travel brush into a pocket or plein air box. It's ready for the road at a moment's notice! Hidden within its golden chamber resides a regular length, pure Escoda Kolinsky-Tajmyr Kolinsky Sable Pointed Round brush.
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By Mobile Mary
Comments about Escoda Reserva Kolinsky-Tajmyr Sable Pointed Round Series 1212 and 1214:
I gifted these wonderful brushes to myself. They are very responsive and hold lots of water.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It is so versitile.
from Summerville, S.C.
This is my "go-to" brush when water color painting or acrylic painting. It performs for me. I have several.
By One of seven
from Central Texas
For watercolor, gouache and oil:Best advice: When possible, buy and use the best tools!
from Santa Rosa CA
I was surprised at how poorly these brushes performed. They don't hold much water, and I had some issues with hairs coming out into my painting! So bummed as I had heard so much about Escoda but it must be their natural bristle brushes are terrific. Save your money and try something else. I'm much happier with my Raphael Soft Aquas. I now have an expensive wooden box for my brushes but won't be using these again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these brushes aren't performing well for you. The sizing used to shape Escoda brushes prior to purchase can be challenging to remove, and can inhibit water absorption if some remains in the brush. Please know that we're happy to work with you to make sure the brushes are performing as they should, and we hope you'll feel welcome to work with one of our Product Specialists to troubleshoot this further. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A game changing brush!
This brush is amazing! It holds more liquid paint than any other it's size and comes to a very fine point.I use it exclusively to paint with. I use an older sinthetic brush to rub in paint to pick up color so I don't rub the good sable into the mineral colors. It keeps the sable fibers from breaking down. This Escoda brush gives you a large range of techniques in one brush. Is worth the money!
Best brushes for watercolor
I am a professional painter and have tried out many brushes until I found these.Can't think of using any other for doing my botanicals.They have the best bounce and enable really fine work.
Great for etching
from Stillwater MN
I use this to etch lines in natural gesso in icons
Best Brush for Detail work ever!
from seattle washington
I use this brush for all my detail work. I have been a brush tester for an art supply company and this one is my favorite. The brush loads well, hold the paints and draws a perfect line. When I was unable to buy any I found it much harder to the fine lines I needed with other brushes. I save up and buy as many as I can afford to now. Hopefully this company will not get bought out and their amazing traditions of hand made brush making will continue.
Best brush I have ever used.
By Purple Sage
from Vernal, Utah
The best brush I have ever used.
Fit Your Hand Extremely Well & the Best
By Ann W.
from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
These brushes balance so well in your hand. Each fits my hand perfectly. All other Kolinsky Sable brushes I have tried pale in comparison based on their handles, and I own numerous other high-end competitor watercolor brushes. The STRAIGHT-handled wood competitors mount Kolinsky Sable upon are most disappointing. It seems that the Escoda Reserva Kolinsky-Tajmyr brushes are ergonomically designed along with fine craftsmanship and Kolinsky Sable mounted and held solidly in place in the ferrule, adjoining the hairs solidly onto the handle. These brushes are the very best I have ever held, and I recommend you look no further and buy the very best even if only one at a time as I did. In my opinion, Escoda nailed the best watercolor brushes ever made for a woman's hand and quite likely for a man! Thank you, Escoda!
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