Da Vinci Russian Black Sable Brushes are of the highest quality and the perfect choice for professional artists looking for premium brushes for oil painting. Their stiffness allows for bristle-like strokes, with smoother results without marking the paint layers. The larger sized black sable brushes have great colour carrying capacity and are excellent for delicate blending and smoothing out ridges. The smaller sizes are especially suited to fine detail work. They feature long maroon coloured polished handles and a seamless nickel-plated brass ferrule giving them maximum durability ideally suited for portraiture and realist painting. Brush sizes All units above are mm except D which refers to the weight in grams.