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If you value the good pointing, color handling, spring, and smooth application of natural sable with the durability and value of synthetic brushes, the Sapphire line is for you.
Handmade of the finest red Kolinsky hair and synthetic filaments, Sapphire brushes can be used with all media. They feature kiln-dried beechwood handles and precision engineered 22K gold-plated ferrules.
Long handles are recommended for easel style painting, while short handles are recommended for table-top painting where the artwork lies flat, especially with water media. Sapphire is available in a variety of classic brush shapes with both long and short handles.
Sapphire Pack Z
This set, designed for easel painting in oils and acrylics, contains three long handle brushes: Bright, Size 8; Round, Size 6; and Filbert, Size 6.
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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My second order on these brushes.
from SF Bay Area
Comments about Robert Simmons Short Handle Sapphire Round Series S85:
I have been using the Sapphire number 0 round for detailed work in acrylics and really like it. Acrylic paints are hard on brushes, especially ones this size, so I decided to purchase more. Hope Robert Simmons continues to make the same quality brushes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from jackson hole
this is my 'go to' small brush for oils... it has a lot of bounce and the synthetics hold up to gamsol. i order them by the dozen. thank you dick blick!
I just want every single one
from New Jersey
Comments about Robert Simmons Short Handle Sapphire Brushes:
The bristles are so soft it makes you want to put makeup on woth it. I love this brush and i wish i had it in every size. Love love love how it glides on paper and i'mimpressed by the quality and how much water it can hold.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Stanwood Wa
The way its made
1/2" angle brush all that I hoped for
from Lincolnton, NC
Comments about Robert Simmons Sapphire Angle Shader:
I'm very new to acrylic painting on canvas, so I went with the supplies suggested by a video series I'm learning from. I'm always worried about buying online for things like brushes, because you never really know what you're going to get, but I am very happy with this brush. It allows me to do exactly what the instructor on the video does with hers, which is key for my success and encourages my learning process. :) I couldn't be happier unless it painted on its own! :)
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Raven and the Moon
Love these brushes
By Ms Carol
from Batesville, MS
Great quality. Bristles hold together nicely and they are tough
Very good brush.
from South Carolina
The Sapphire line (in my opinion) gives you great value for a very nice brush. It is not top of the line, but it really does a beautiful job and I get great results with my watercolors. I love this line and will continue to purchase different sizes from it as needed. My art teacher recommended this line and the sceptre gold. I have both in different sizes and can't tell a huge difference between them. I love and recommend them both.
Great inexpensive brushes
from Carrboro NC
Really love these work horse brushes, they last forever and are my main tools in creating my acrylic paintings.
New experience with a new brush (for me)
By Big Al
from Carlsbad, CA
I have used Grumbacher's red Sable for years and recently ran out of their brushes and was unable to reorder but could not get them as they no longer make these brushes. SImmons is a replacement and I find it is good but not like my Grumbachers.
Ideal for Watercolor
from Milwaukee, WI
I purchase large quantities of brushes for our University's art department. I find Blick has the best assortment of brushes, offering quality products and great pricing. I find the Sapphire S85 #8 brushes just right for general Watercolor purposes. Plus they happened to be on sale when I ordered!
Daler Rowney has a long tradition of brush manufacturing. These professional quality, hand-made brushes are
crafted from only the finest raw materials and offer a life-time guarentee against defects in materials or workmanship.
See the six series of brushes offered in the Robert Simmons line.
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