Russian Black Sable (Fitch) hair is not new. In fact, it is widely used today by oil colorists around the world. Winsor & Newton took their time coming up with the Eclipse line of brushes to make sure that only the best would carry the company's name. Eclipse is made with legendary perfectly dressed, silky smooth black sable hair. This hair shows very few brush strokes, has a firm feel to move paint easily, and is resilient and responsive. Taken together, these attributes make for very reliable painting tools.
They feature uniquely contoured, pewter colored, wood handles that allow a balanced grip at the tail for easel painting, as well as below the ferrule for greater control for close up work. This range includes double thick brushes that hold lots of color and provide an extra firm feel and glazing brushes that allow for the softest blends while maintaining great control through the brush stroke. Make sure you have some on hand next time you paint!