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This high-quality bristle brush is an outstanding value. Stiff and coarse, it's designed to withstand the weight and wear of oil and acrylic paints. The interlocking curved bristle maintains a tight and precise brush shape that resists splaying.
This handmade brush possesses a high degree of spring, precision, and durability, with the most hairs per square inch of any bristle brush, and an extra-thick tuft for maximum paint load. The tip allows for exceptional control. It has a long polished handle with a nickel-plated brass ferrule.
Brush sizes — The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size may vary by manufacturer as brush sizes are not standardized. Since fine art brushes are handmade, expect some variation even among brushes from within a single brush line.
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(based on 13 reviews)
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By Plein Air Padre
from Hollywood, CA
Comments about Isabey Chungking Interlocking Bristle:
As a plein air painter, I'm hard on my brushes. These Isabey Chungking brushes hold-up very well, and have good spring.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Hollywood, CA
Comments about Isabey Chungking Interlocking Bristle Filbert Series 6088:
from Oxford, AL
Use with acrylics. Not happy with quailty...bristles are not very full and they are very soft. Feels more like synthetic bristles.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that these brushes didn't have the attributes you were looking for. Our Product Specialists are happy to discuss alternatives that would perform well with acrylics. Please feel welcome to contact them at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am to 5:30pm CST) or email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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By Annette the Snoofer
from Plymouth, New Hampshire
These brushes continue the tradition of painting with the best tools available. No longer available in local art supply stores, we can continue to purchase quality brushes that perform daily in studio to our need for high standards.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Flower Painter
from Cincinnati, OH
About fifteen years ago I used these brushes and they were fantastic. I still have three from that time that are in good shape. The ones I ordered back in December 2014 are like some craft brush you would find at a big box store. The bristles splay, the ferule is thinner, and the bristles feel thin. I also noticed that the paint immediately jams up in the ferule instead of staying at the end of the brush, it does not hold oil paint well. The old brushes have "France" on the brush handle and the new ones don't. I feel like these brushes are unusable and I may call and ask for an exchange. It's a real shame and I won't order this brand again.
Using acrylic paints I used this size 12 brush for about 20 minutes and while cleaning it in water it fell apart at the ferrule and handle. Blick replaced the brush after a call to customer service. Haven't used the replacement yet.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that your brush fell apart. Please give us a call if this happens again! We have also passed this on to our Product Managers for further review. Thank you for sharing with us!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Isabey brushes and Shiva oil color
I am an oil painter, retired commercial artist. Isabeys have always been my favorite type of brush for oils. They are snappy and last along time. I'll be buying more brights as well as the long bristle filbert brushes. I also love Shiva oil colorI can tint them, tone them, and I think they retain a high degree of good chroma, some colors just die when you add neutrals or tint them. Shiva holds up well, don't ever changethem.Rick
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
the rapid descent of Isabey offshore
from Trent Woods,NC
I have used Isabey Chungking bristle brushes for many years with absolute satisfaction. My recent order of seven filberts, however, was an absolute disappointment. Apparently, Isabey moved manufacture from France to Mauritius and the quality took a nose dive. Bristles fall out faster than my own hair, splay with the first use and clearly are now useful only for "junk" tasks.A GREAT disappointment. Be sure to check country of origin on ALL brush purchases, but avoid the offshore Isabeys at all costs
STURDY INTERLOCKING BRISTLE BRUSHES
from MIAMI, FL
THE QUALITY OF BRUSH STROKE IS STABLE AND PAINT FLOW IS IMPRESSIVE WITH A GRASP OF A COMBINATION OF OIL, PAINT FLOWING ONTO THE CANVAS.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
what a disappointment
By Greek Artist
from Ojai, CA
I tried these brushes based on the brand...have been happy in the past. After one paint session, the bristles are not holding their shape anymore and are splaying. What a waste of money.
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