5.0 out of 5 stars
The Finest Sable Pencils, 28 April 2012
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This luxury artist's case of six Diana Kolinsky Sables contains the very finest sable brushes at an unbeatable price. I have W&N series 7 sables (including a nos.12) and found them excellent but this set of Diana Kolinsky Sables is something very special. The old name for these brushes was "sable pencils" and I think this is a true description of them. The nos.7 in this set cannot be found in any art catalogues so I believe it is not made any more. This one brush I have found to be the very best of its size I have ever painted with. The set contains a nos.0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, plus a Daler Rowney 2B pencil and an excellent Langton 100% 140lb not Cotton Watercolour pad. I worked in an art shop for a number of years and have could pick out a good brush. I am the proud owner of a nos.14 Diana Kolinsky Sable which I have used from the early 80s. Rowney deserve a good reputation for their brushes and this set will enhance any discerning watercolourist's skills.