Made from a special blend of the finest Kolinsky red sable hair and synthetic filament. Sapphire brushes work with the greatest of ease and deliver a split-proof point or tapered thin edge. Their special blend of hair holds color well and creates a responsive brush that snaps back to shape after each stroke. Appointed with sapphire blue kiln-dried wood handles and 22kt gold plated seamless ferrules, the Sapphire brush is a quality handmade artist tool and is guaranteed to be free of defect for the life of the brush. Available in a wide range of short handled series for watercolor painting and decorative arts, and long handled series for oil and acrylic painting.