|Real Mongoose hair is no longer available (the mongoose in an
endangered species). Winsor & Newton has developed the Monarch
Synthetic Mongoose brush that mimics natural mongoose hair in
performance, but last longer. Long-handled for use with oils, acrylics
and alkyds. These brushes have a stiffer, springier feel than sable and
are superb when it comes to keeping their shape. They are a beautiful brush with gold plated ferrules and long walnut handles.