Pure Kolinsky Sable

Pure Kolinsky Sable

The Kolinsky (Mustela Siberica) is a species of the Mink family, a member of the Weasel clan and a native of Siberia and northeast China. There is no doubt Kolinsky is the best hair available for the manufacture of artists’ brushes due to being conical in shape, strong in character with a long tapered point and thick belly. The excellent snap & spring together with immense liquid holding capacity make them a first choice for watercolourists. The high cost of the hair being the only major drawback (usually weight for weight three times the price of gold). Once used however the difference compared to others is well worth the difference in price. Consider Kolinsky Sable a long term investment. Personally as a brushmaker this is my absolute favourite hair to work with, indeed a privilege.

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Series 22. Pure Kolinsky Designer

Series 22. Pure Kolinsky Designer

Takes on the name 'designer' due to it being widely used by leading Design Departments in Film, Graphics and Illustration.  A beautiful tapered sharp point, somewhat longer and slimmer than Series 33.  Ideal for drawing and expressive work where continuity of flow is required.  Perhaps for the professional artist who demands only the best? ...More info.
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Series 8. Pointed Round

Series 8. Pointed Round

Another beautiful addition to our Kolinsky Sable range. Forms a precise tapered point for 'drawing' and flow whilst having the 'belly' in just the right place to carry liquid elegantly. The length of the head being shorter than a 'designer' (Series 22) and longer than a regular (Series 33). As always the balance of the handle is paramount and we have made no exception here, the 'feel' of them is perfect. This is the brush many of you have been waiting for, and having been out on trial with some of our leading watercolourists we feel conf...More info.
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Series 1. Pointed Kolinsky Sable Mop

Series 1. Pointed Kolinsky Sable Mop

I have been making this style of brush for many years, the name 'Mop' usually implies large dense brush for applying a wash but I believe my Kolinsky Sable Mops are much more than this!  I have created a unique style of brush for watercolour.  Unlike the more popular ferrule construction these are hand made and tied into a man made quill style 'sleeve' then wired on the outside to secure the bundle and head to the handle.  The end result fashions a real gem of a watercolour brush.  Holding masses of liquid, tapered to a s...More info.
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Series 11. Pure Kolinsky 'Almond' Filbert

Series 11. Pure Kolinsky 'Almond' Filbert

Designed and created by talking to several professional artists who fancied a brush capable of three main functions.  Having a tapered point and a flat body, the 'belly' falling in such a place to hold the liquid and flow on the paper like no other.  Turned sideways will draw, pointed sharply for detail yet with pressure will wash and flood the paper.  'A little gem!' ...More info.
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Jean Haines Kolinsky Sable - Size 12

Jean Haines Kolinsky Sable - Size 12

A beautiful Kolinsky Sable Size 12, an addition to Jean's collection. Tapered to a fine point with the liquid capacity expected from such an exquisite brush. Mounted on a laquered black handle for perfect balance. Jean loves this brush and we hope you will too. ...More info.
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Series 331. Pure Kolinsky Comber

Series 331. Pure Kolinsky Comber

Commonly called 'Nylon', Golden Synthetic has some unique characteristics in that its retention, snap and spring are all superb. Also known as a 'Rake'.  Produces instant grasses, fur and feathers.  A nice addition to your collection and a useful little brush. ...More info.
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Series 332. Pure Kolinsky 'Extended Points'

Series 332. Pure Kolinsky 'Extended Points'

An unusual brush often called a 'needlepoint' or 'lizards lick'.  A round body with a rigger protruding from the centre.  This allows a reservoir of water to flow through a long tapered point.  Produces long continuous lines, swirls, Chinese style painting effects and calligraphic marks. ...More info.
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