A unique brush, the CosmoTop Mix is a combination of kolinsky red sable, Russian blue squirrel and Russian fitch (black sable), along with small amounts of synthetic hair. It offers the benefits of all the finest natural hairs combined – the pointing and edging of sable, the water holding capacity and wash strokes of squirrel, and the stiffness and durability of fitch. Constructed with rust-resistant, seamless, nickel-plated brass ferrules and dark blue stained handles in both round and flat shapes. The rounds offer a large reservoir belly that continually supplies the brush tip with color. Even the large sizes maintain their points and are well suited for mop techniques. The flats have a thick belly to feed the sharp painting edge, and are great for laying down even washes. They’re an economically priced alternative to a kolinsky red sable wash brush.