Sable Series 7 No.03
Hair Width: 2.5 mm
Hair Length: 15 mm
Handle Length: Short
As with so many of Winsor & Newtons top quality products, their unsurpassed excellence can be in part attributed to the rigorous selection of only the highest quality raw materials. This tradition of excellence began in 1866 when Queen Victoria gave orders that Winsor & Newton, holders of the Royal Warrant, be commanded to produce brushes of the highest possible quality in her favourite size; No. 7.
The brushes were to be made from the very finest Kolinsky Sable hair, the handles were to be ivory and the ferrules to be sterling silver.
(Kolinsky is a type of mink, which is a member of the weasel family. It is native to Siberia and northeastern China, where the cold weather allows the animal to grow a thick, long coat. Only hairs from the tail are used in making artists' brushes, while the rest are used by other industries.)
Subsequently, these superior fine Sables were supplied to other connoisseurs, albeit with ebony handles and less lavish ferrules.
Designating them Series 7 perserved a link with the original supply to the Royal Household. It is this concern for quality, which has established Series 7 as absolutely unrivalled amongst Sable brushes, with a long-established world-wide reputation for excellence, which they jealously guard by unremitting care to every detail. Series 7 Sables are still costly - they could not be otherwise, but if your work demands the best, if you appreciate long life and incomparable service throughout, the purchase is an investment, which will prove to be a long term economy. Manufactured from only the finest taper dressed, pure Kolinsky Sable hair, in rust-proof, seamless nickel plated ferrules with black polished handles.
*CARING FOR YOUR SABLE BRUSH*
A professional quality brush can be a lifetime investment, providing that it is cared for properly. Use cool water and a mild soap (or Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner if you have used oil paint) to gently clean your brush.
Sable brushes used with Watercolour, should NOT be used with other mediums.
Quote product reference: S01002