Premium sable blended with a quality gold taklon fiber is the perfect combination for an outstanding all-purpose affordable brush line. The blend of hair offers the resilience and snap which makes this series ultra responsive and provides excellent shape retention and gives a high color carrying capacity with a free flow of color. Long handles are great for oils, alkyds and acrylic use. Gold plated brass ferrules. Connoisseur Fine Art brushes, made in Japan, are guaranteed for the life of the brush against defects in materials or manufacturing.