da Vinci Russian Black Sable Brushes for Oil Painting for Oil Painting •Highest quality Russian Black Sable (also called Fitch) is slightly stiffer and more rugged than Red Sable hair. •Allows for bristle-like strokes only smoother without marking the paint layers. •Excellent for delicate blending & smoothing out ridges makes it a favorite with portrait & realist painters. •Black Sable is a great value compared to Kolinsky Red Sable hair, especially in large sizes. •Great color-carrying capacity with the ability to move large amounts of paint. •Seamless, nickel-plated brass ferrules are rust-resistant and long lasting.