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Russian Black Sable, also known as Russian Fitch, is a portrait or realist painter's dream. This brush represents a perfect balance of the best qualities of bristle and sable.
Black Sable is more stiff and substantial than Red Sable, but has an exceptional smoothness that leaves little stroke impression in the paint surface. The hair is extremely smooth. In fact, only certain master brushmakers at Da Vinci can form these fine tips without the hair slipping through their fingers.
In the sun-filled rooms of the Da Vinci factory, production masters, interns, and apprentices sit at marble working tables. Visitors often marvel at the calm atmosphere not usually found in a factory. They often compare it to a laboratory or studio, as the silence of concentration prevails, interrupted only by occasional consultation and conversation.
Brush hairs are glued into the ferrule by a dosing machine. Then the ferrule is filled with a modern component-glue. After the drying and curing process, all the hairs are firmly positioned. Da Vinci uses nickel- and gold-plated brass ferrules, which are rust resistant.
Thick Filbert, Series 1842
Each brush has the same dimensions as the Regular Filbert in its size, but extra hair and color handling capacity.
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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Comments about Da Vinci Black Sable Filbert Series 1845:
I bought a size 6 brush to see how it felt. And it's amazing. Compared to red sable, much softer. When adding a thin layer of color on top of another layer, you cannot notice the brush stroke, only the color. Red sable is nice but I have to take care not to leave brush strokes. And the construction, look, and feel of it. I just bought a size 12 after the experience with the size 6.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Bella Vista, AR
Comments about Da Vinci Black Sable Round:
I've used it for acrylics but would be good for oils or water colors.
Very lovely brush.
from Norman, OK
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Black Sable Filbert Series 1845:
This brush feels really nice when painting. I love the feel of the handle, and the bristles are nice and soft, just what I need for fine line work.
Da Vinci Black Sable Bright Impressive
By Mary B
from Austin TX
Comments about Da Vinci Black Sable Bright Series 1840:
I love this sweet little brush. The paint loads well and the bristles are super responsive. So happy to have this particular brush in my arsenal.
My go to brush
By Artist on Safari
This brush is like a lifeboat for me and it never lets me down.
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from Princeton Jct, NJ
I use these brushes for oil painting, they are precise and make blending colors seamless. Using quality brushes really make a difference in the outcome of my work. If you never used these brushes I urge you to try. They will outlast other brushes with proper care so they are well worth the investment.
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(0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Fort Bragg, CA
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from LA Ca
Great brushes for doing fine work with oils. I found these brushes suit my needs when blending colors seamlessly together.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Finally a brush that holds it's shape
from Sulphur Springs, TX
I bought several brands of brushes. These seem the most natural and hold their shape better than any of the others I've tried.
Quality. Not the best avaialable but really solid brag for a comparatively fair price. Not as soft and smooth as pure sable but still really good.
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