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Old Holland has been synonymous with quality oil colors for more than 300 years. They took their time developing a line of brushes worthy of their oils and really got it right!
Using a special blend of the finest quality Russian Kolinsky sable, the head (shape) of each brush is handcrafted by experienced, world-class brushmakers to the exact requirements of master artists. Each brush is put through extensive trials over many months. Heads are then firmly attached to seamless polished nickel-plated ferrules.
Silver-tipped, finely balanced matte black hardwood handles augment the distinguished look and feel of these magnificent tools.
Experience the firm feel of very full Kolinsky hair brushes, the superb shaping of the heads, which come to an excellent edge and/or point, and the luxurious softness of only the finest hair.
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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from south florida
Comments about Old Holland Kolinsky Sable Brushes:
I have gone through a LOT of brushes because I tend to buy the "cheaper but good quality" brushes. I finally forked the money out for three of these brushes to take them for a spin. I have used them several times so far and am planning to order more. They hold enough paint work with and are suprisingly easy to clean...you just cant beat a good quality brush for feel and performance. You get what you pay for I guess.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love the Old Holland Kolinsky Sable brushes
Comments about Old Holland Kolinsky Sable Round:
Love these brushes, the quality is wonderful.
from San Antonio, TX
Comments about Old Holland Kolinsky Sable Flat:
Best brush in market!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Comments about Old Holland Kolinsky Sable Filbert Series 7004:
Love these brushes and want them in every size! I'm going to put them on my wish list. The glide over the canvas and distribute an even amount of paint.
By urban plein air-er
from wilmington DE
I love red sable for my plein air oil painting. Love these brushes and price is decent.
from New Bedford, Ma
Comments about Old Holland Kolinsky Sable Brush Easel Gift Set, a Blick Exclusive!:
They hold paint and shape very well. Recommend them highly.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Thunderbird Art
I am painting shorebirds. They require details in the feathers. The #2 is best for the small details. The #6 is best for larger feathers. These brushes have fine points and hold more paint than synthetics. I just don't have to go back to my pallet and reload my brushes as often so that the consistency of the colr is higher.
A brush worth the cost!
from Bay Area, CA
I LOVE holland brushes, they are the best I've worked with for oil paints. The line quality is amazing. I use to buy cheaper brushes because I didn't want to invest in more expensive ones, thinking that there couldn't be that much of a difference. The problem was all of those brushes just weren't producing a line quality I liked, and felt unsatisfied. I decided to take a risk and buy a Holland brush. The difference in quality is amazing! It just shows that in this case you really do get what you pay for. :)
My Favorite Brushes
By Flash Bandicoot
from The Mountain West
In some of my lessons I was told I should get some mid sized red sables for detailed work. I picked up some of the Old Holland brights in the 2 to 8 range, even though the cost was a bit more than some other brands. They are really smooth, keep their shape, hold lots of paint and are just an absolute joy to paint with compared to bristles in the same size range. Since my livelihood is engineering and not painting, I'm not sure I would be able to justify some of the larger ones for what I do, but I am absolutely hooked on these red sables for smaller work. They cost a bit more, but I would buy them again given the choice.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Poorly Manufactured Old Holland Brush
By Appreciates Quality
from West Hills, California
We purchased an Old Holland number 8 Filbert on November 28, 2011. This brush is one of 8 Old Holland brushes we have, and the first one we have had a problem with. In general the brushes are wonderful. Specifically the brush head fell off the handle today. We take excellent care of our brushes and have done nothing to cause the head to fall off. I have spent over an hour trying to find out who to contact concerning this, and there is no company listed with any search engine for other than Old Holland paint, which does not include brushes in its product support or lines. For a company with such glowing reviews of its products this does seem odd. We haven't decided yet what to replace this faulty brush with, but Old Holland seems unlikely, despite the pleasure of using the ones we have. 7 months of very light use, isn't worth the cost. The head fell off while we were checking our Old Holland brushes to see which sizes we have, before ordering additional brushes to compliment what we have, not from misuse.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize, it sounds as though you have received defective product. At Blick we attempt to send out every order free from defect or damage. However, these types of issues do arise occasionally. Customers who receive defective or damaged items should contact our Customer Care Center via email or by calling (800) 723-2787 and we will work with you to rectify the situation.
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