Pure Red Sable

Pure Red Sable

Ideal for watercolour and oil (the latter usually preferred on a longer handle). The natural characteristics of the hair offer a good ‘belly’ allowing liquid holding capacity greater than for example Nylon. This brush points and springs and upon touching the paper will flow and release water similar to a fountain pen. For oils a good choice when flexibility is needed, carries the paint with flow and precision. So many marks can be produced from just one good sized pointed brush. In my trade we refer to it as ‘weasel’ hair, this being a small member of the ‘Mustelidae’ family, native to Asia, North America and Europe. The Asian variety is the only one used in brush making and unique in length and fineness. The term ‘Sable’ is a misnomer, the hairs from the animal called a sable ‘Marteszibellina’ are not used to manufacture artists’ brushes! To produce a good quality brush I only use the best grade of tail hair skilfully selected and ‘dressed’ for me in Germany by a family who have kept their trade through several generations. Like most things the better the ingredients and raw materials the finer the end result. Beware of the less expensive so called ‘Sable Brushes’. Many contain little or no genuine Sable at all, regardless of what it says on the handle. Others may contain Sable hair which hasn’t been ‘dressed’ properly or indeed sorted by length.

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Series 101. Pure Red Sable

Series 101. Pure Red Sable

A beautiful new addition to our ranges, these are made with the best quality Red Sable hair which is well renowned for it's liquid holding capacity and spring. Fashioned on a matt burgundy handle which has a bulbous part enabling the fingers and hand to sit comfortably. The Series 101 have proved popular with our disabled customers, for example arthritis and those who found holding a brush for a length of time uncomfortable. An added bonus is they don't roll off the table! ...More info.
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Series 46. Red Sable Extended Point

Series 46. Red Sable Extended Point

The Red Sable Extended points, sometimes called a reservoir brush because of its capability to hold an immense amount of water. The centre made from pure sable which acts as a precise rigger with the squirrel hair on the outer. Popular with many watercolour artists who may struggle with a normal rigger, the bulbous squirrel allows for more stability. The reservoir brushes have also proved popular amongst oil artists for signing. ...More info.
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Series 7320. Pure Sable One Stroke

Series 7320. Pure Sable One Stroke

These flat chisel shaped brush also known as a 'one stroke', simply because you can achieve your mark in one stroke. Ideal for a gradual wash in watercolour, with a sharp chisel edge allowing the brush to work on it’s tip and fashion a good line. ...More info.
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Series 7350. Pure Sable Filberts

Series 7350. Pure Sable Filberts

The Pure Sable Filbert will come to a beautiful point when wet enabling strokes from the point, side edge or flat side of the brush. Perfect for skies and clouds, foliage and general washes. A very useful addition to your watercolour collection. ...More info.
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Series 77. Pure Sable 'Brights'

Series 77. Pure Sable 'Brights'

Ideal for watercolour and oil, the natural characteristics of the Red Sable hair offer a good "belly", allowing a liquid holding capacity greater than, for example "Nylon". Brights (short flats) allow a much sturdier brush with a stronger "snap" creating sharper edges and control. Also ideal for blocking in and impasto.   ...More info.
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Series 79. Pure Sable Round

Series 79. Pure Sable Round

I have been asked many times to produce a brush without a point! The Series 79 Pure Sable rounds hold a good amount of liquid to allow continuous painting, which make them ideal for washes and softer strokes. ...More info.
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Series 81  Pure Sable Domed Filbert

Series 81 Pure Sable Domed Filbert

These are a new addition to the range. I designed the Pure Sable Domed Filbert with the oil artist in mind who requires a 'fuller' body to a filbert and a nice domed shaped head rather than the 'cats tongue' style which tends to be more pointed. These have proved popular in both oils and watercolour. For oil artists many use the Series 81's for the finer detail such as in figurative work, around the nose, lips and eyes etc. ...More info.
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Series 88. Pure Sable Riggers

Series 88. Pure Sable Riggers

Ideal for watercolour and oil, the natural characteristics of the Red Sable hair offer a good "belly", allowing a liquid holding capacity greater than, for example "Nylon". The rigger shape is similar to a round but with much longer hair, also referred to as a "script" brush. These are ideal for long continuous strokes with a large carrying capacity. ...More info.
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Series 90. Pure Sable Lettering

Series 90. Pure Sable Lettering

A round ferrule with the hair extruded to a flat chisel shaped edge. The Series 90 was designed with signwriters and calligraphers in mind, but popular with watercolourists who paint architecture and lines. The Pure Sable Lettering brushes are also useful in all mediums for outlining and creating highlights. ...More info.
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Series 91. Pure Sable Filbert

Series 91. Pure Sable Filbert

Ideal for watercolour and oil, the natural characteristics of the Red Sable hair offer a good "belly", allowing a liquid holding capacity greater than, for example "Nylon". The oval end of the Series 91 can be used to both make sweeping strokes but also fine lines when held vertically. Also known as a "cat's tongue", these brushes have a beautiful point which allows for fine detail. Popular in portraiture and botanical art. ...More info.
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Series 93. Pure Sable Spotters

Series 93. Pure Sable Spotters

The length of hair of the spotter is shorter than a traditional pointed round. This allows for a strong resilient point which is ideal for retouching. A good all rounder with watercolour (typically botanical artists), egg tempera and gouache. ...More info.
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Series 95. Pure Sable Fan

Series 95. Pure Sable Fan

Ideal for watercolour and oil, the natural characteristics of the Red Sable hair offer a good "belly", allowing a liquid holding capacity greater than, for example "Nylon". Fan brushes use a special ferrule which spreads the hairs to form a fan shape. Used for several effects including grasses, fur and often for blending. ...More info.
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Series 96. Micro Red Sable

Series 96. Micro Red Sable

This range of micro sables is formed to a beautiful ‘tight’ point for precision work. Ideal for miniaturists and model painters as well as botanical artists.   Only available on standard handles. ...More info.
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