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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.
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Robert Simmons Sapphire Brushes
from Senoia Ga
Comments about Robert Simmons Short Handle Sapphire Brushes:
I use them for oils also..Best brushes ever.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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first time using this medium
from woodland california
really nice product
first time, but enjoying the value.
Nice. Very nice for us who like a softer brush. Using them with Acrylics. After a year with some no wear. Gotta love that. Now if only Blicks would list them just not only under sets
Good class brushes
from Lafayette , La
I use for oil painting class weekly
Excellent quality brushes
By Watercolor Wanda
I have several of the watercolor brushes and they're excellent quality. They hold their shape well, have sharp edges, spring back into shape, and feel very soft. An excellent mix of sable and synthetic at a great price.
the perfect brush for detail painting
By George DaVinci
from Los Angeles Cal
Comments about Robert Simmons Short Handle Sapphire Round Series S85:
I use Robert Simmons Sapphire Brushes all the time, except for this one, because it came in two pieces. However, my learning experience is that I should not had ordered single ones, out the set. When you order complete brush sets they are more protected in its own case. Nevertheless, I will keep buying this brushes on line and at my Blick local store as well.
good brand of brushes for moderate price, price better than I found in local art store
Simmons brushes not what I thought
I realize they are new brushes, but after a thorough cleaning and drying out I used them for painting a couple of watercolors and they were shedding in the paints on my paper and trying to remove the hairs ruined some of the paintings! Not happy with this.............
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you're having with these brushes. Although it's normal for new brushes to shed a few hairs initially, it sounds like there may be more going on with yours. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out to see how we can help.
Very nice liner
from Cape Cod, Ma
Comments about Robert Simmons Sapphire Liner:
Very nice brush and works well.
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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