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These professional-grade wash brushes contain super-soft sheep's hair that's carefully selected and hand stitched into a one-piece hand split handle. The brush can be permanently divided into smaller sections by breaking apart the split handle. They can be used with a wide range of media and are well suited for ceramic art.
Because these are handmade brushes, there might be slight variations in size and hair length.
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good brush for price, just don't separate
from San Diego
Comments about Yasutomo Adjustable Hake Brush:
These brushes are nice provided you do not try to separate the segments as described. The middle segments are not strong enough to stand alone.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Inexpensive but functional
Clearly, these aren't top of the line, however they are nicer than the price point would imply. After opening the package, there where a couple loose hairs to clean off but it doesn't seem to be shedding (I think the loose hairs just didn't get cleaned off...these are cheap, so that shouldn't come as a surprise). These work well for loose watercolor washes, they are very soft so they hold a lot of water and don't lend themself to sharp strokes or details: perfect for loose, flowing work. These are also wonderful for glazing pottery for the same reasons. These are easy to find if you live in a city that has import stores, but I don't, so it is nice to be able to get these along with my other art supplies from Blick.
Quick and easy!
from Santa Barbara
Just what I needed!
Yasutomo Hake Brush
from Houston, TX
These brushes are very soft and perfect for the watercolor technique I wish to achiee.
Good brush; doesn't shed.
I use this for sweeping "crumbs" from my colored pencil work and nothing is better or easier to use for this purpose.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I'm using this brush with charcoal powder. The brush is difficult to pull apart, by it is quite functional after you get it pulled apart. Some hairs have fell out, but not as much as I had expected. I think the brush would also work well with brushing graphite, cleaning work areas, or with watercolor. Hope this helps with making a purchase decision.I do use a hake brush for watercolors.
wetting watercolor paper
from Spokane, Wa
I bought this because it was recommended in a how-to book. It really does hold a lot of water and does a good job of wetting the paper evenly. However, it does shed a few bristles so keep a straight pin handy and carefully lift the bristle.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
How to break apart & put together again?
from Austin, TX
The product description says that you can take these apart (so as to use them as smaller Hakes) and put them together again. So if you get a 5 1/2" one you can take it apart and use it as a 1", a 1 1/2" and a 3".My problem is, how exactly do you pull them apart and then how exactly do you put them together again?(I haven't used it yet so my rating is useless, btw.)
Merchant response: At Blick we always attempt to provide the best information possible to our customers. The Yasutomo Adjustable Hake Brushes are held together by two bamboo spines, and you can “adjust” the brush by pulling outward toward the sides. There may be residual glue near the tuft that will have to be loosened the first time as well. You can then reconnect the sections by sliding the holes in the handle sections back over the spines. If you ever have specific questions regarding our products or how to use them, please contact our Product Information department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 933-2542. Our product specialists will be happy to help you with questions about art materials, product applications, and techniques.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Lovely soft brush
By Cindy in SD
from Black Hills, South Dakota
I've been using these brushes for a long time in my pottery studio. I apply metal washes to pottery with them and they work perfectly for this application. I sometimes also use them to paint my dip glazes over hard-to-dip locations on the pots. Because they're so soft and absorbent, they don't leave a lot of obvious marks and lines. I find them much easier than most brushes to use in painting glazes (that is, glazes not meant to be painted) when necessary.I wouldn't recommend them for painting in watercolor, etc., though as they do shed a lot for quite a long time (they eventually stop). Too bad, because they're otherwise quite nice.
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