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Premier Kolinsky sable holds a needle-sharp point every time and resists splitting. These extra large brushes are a superb value for professionals and beginners alike.
Each brush is full bellied for maximum color carrying capacity without reloading, regardless of the type of application. Kolinsky sable increases the color holding ability of these watercolor brushes, enabling artists to create longer, bolder and more continuous strokes and washes.
The Kolinsky sable hair is fitted into a seamless, hand finished, gold-plated ferrule. Perfectly balanced short handles feature a natural finish.
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Not worth the $
By Watercolor Dan
from Saint Petersburg, FL
Comments about Silver Brush Artists' Kolinsky Sable Brushes:
After using this brush for a couple of weeks it's left me more frustrated than anything. The point becomes split almost instantly and it began loosing hairs from day 1. In general it behaved like a knockoff brush vs a fine sable.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you're having with this brush, and we'd like to help you with this. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to see how we can help.
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Not sleek as a sable should be.
By Biker chick
I don't know if it is just this 7 round brush but it the hair is all fanned out and does not stay to a point as it should.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this brush isn't performing well for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out to see how we can help.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Los Angeles
Comments about Silver Brush Artists' Kolinsky Sable Round:
I am new to the Silver Brush line. I have heard rave reviews about them so I decided to give them a try. This brush is very nice. Its holds both water and point very nicely. A good brush to try.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Top of the line for me..
from West Palm Beach, Florida
These have become my favorite over a number of more expensive brand-name brushes. I don't know why took me so long to discover them.
kolinsky #7 sable brush
from agawam, ma 01001
general watercolor, i found i was so comfortable with it's performance i used it 90% of the time i was painting. Just loved the size, i found a very old art book that recommended the #7 size. I was very pleased as this was the first time I ordered from BLICK.
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from Upper Black Eddy, PA
I bought the Silver size 16 and size 20 round Kolinsky sable brushes because they were a good price (comparatively), and I thought it couldn't hurt to try them. They load and hold a lot of paint and keep a nice clean point with good spring. The two are pretty close in size, however, and I realized I would have done better with a 14 rather than the 16. As luck (??) would have it, my cat chewed the bristles of my #16, so I just purchased the 14 to replace it, and it's perfect. The Silver Kolinsky is an excellent product for the money. I understand the product is being discontinued, and that is a real shame.
I have this brush in fours sizes (8,10,12,14) and it does hold a ton of water. Unfortunately none of the brushes hold a point well, so the usefulness of the brush is reduced significantly. This brush is basically a pointy mop brush it is not even close to a high end round brush. It doesn't provide the kind of control I need in a good round brush.
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback. Please know you can contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-723-2787 anytime and they will gladly assist you with an exchange.
Nice brush for the price
from Sandpoint, ID
This brush performs well, is well made and thus far holds a nice point for watercolor work. Actual size, this was labeled an "18" was more similar to maybe a size "12" or "14".
Rounds Beat Expensive Kolinskys
Not sure what the fuss is about with the other reviews. I use the rounds and ovals and they are amazing at retaining their shape. Very soft and durable from the 4 brushes that I own. I don't clean these with thinner, but with walnut oil, soap, and water. As with all kolinskys, you have to treat these with respect, but they are more durable than any other of the kolinskys that I have tried.
The flat brushes are thin and forks
By Ski Bunny
from Dana Point, CA
I ordered 3 flat brushes and the each brush is thin and doesn't hold its edge. It would fork when you start painting. I had to return them. The round brushes I ordered are fine (after shedding a few strands of hair) so test them first before you start painting! Read the diameter of the round brushes and order a couple of sizes up so the thickness is to be comparable to other brushes.
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback. Your satisfaction is important to us, and of course we were happy to help you with a return. If we can be of further assistance, just let us know!
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