White Sable, the most revolutionary development in the artist brush field, unfolded in the United States in the early 1970's. Pioneered and developed exclusively by Robert Simmons, this remarkable combination of synthetic fibers has the same spring, sharp point and clean working edge of pure red sable. All brushes are made with seamless nickel plated brass ferrules and lacquer dipped hard wood handles of beech wood from the forest of Maine. The wood is kiln-dried, then protected by five coats of lacquer. Designed for watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, White Sable works well with all media and on a variety of surfaces. Most importantly, White Sable is hand mixed and handmade by skilled craftspeople. As one of the most innovative brushes in brush making history, Robert Simmons White Sable continues to deliver the highest quality and performance of art brushes on the market today.