Finest Imitation Squirrel Watercolor Brush

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SKU
707-0024

Kolibri brushes are made using the finest synthetic squirrel hair to produce a brush that holds water exceptionally well and comes to an excellent point.

Item

Description

Handle Style

Hair Width

Hair Length

Price

Imitation Squirrel Size 2/0

707-0024002

Imitation Squirrel Size 2/0

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

1.5 mm (0.059 in.)

Hair Length:

6 mm (0.236 in.)

$3.30
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Imitation Squirrel Size 0

707-002400

Imitation Squirrel Size 0

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

1.7 mm (0.067 in.)

Hair Length:

7 mm (0.276 in.)

$3.10
Out of Stock
Imitation Squirrel Size 1

707-002401

Imitation Squirrel Size 1

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

1.9 mm (0.074 in.)

Hair Length:

9 mm (0.354 in.)

$3.45
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Imitation Squirrel Size 2

707-002402

Imitation Squirrel Size 2

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

2.3 mm (0.09 in.)

Hair Length:

11 mm (0.433 in.)

$4.00
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Imitation Squirrel Size 4

707-002404

Imitation Squirrel Size 4

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

3.2 mm (0.126 in.)

Hair Length:

15 mm (0.59 in.)

$4.60
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Imitation Squirrel Size 5

707-002405

Imitation Squirrel Size 5

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

3.6 mm (0.146 in.)

Hair Length:

17 mm (0.669 in.)

$4.90
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Imitation Squirrel Size 6

707-002406

Imitation Squirrel Size 6

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

4.0 mm (0.157 in.)

Hair Length:

19 mm (0.748 in.)

$5.10
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Imitation Squirrel Size 8

707-002408

Imitation Squirrel Size 8

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

5.1 mm (0.2 in.)

Hair Length:

21 mm (0.827 in.)

$6.30
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Imitation Squirrel Size 10

707-002410

Imitation Squirrel Size 10

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

6.1 mm (0.24 in.)

Hair Length:

25 mm (0.984 in.)

$8.10
Out of Stock
Imitation Squirrel Size 12

707-002412

Imitation Squirrel Size 12

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

8.2 mm (0.323 in.)

Hair Length:

29 mm (1.142 in.)

$10.80
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Imitation Squirrel Size 14

707-002414

Imitation Squirrel Size 14

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

9.0 mm (0.354 in.)

Hair Length:

31 mm (1.22 in.)

$14.90
Out of Stock
Imitation Squirrel Size 16

707-002416

Imitation Squirrel Size 16

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

10.0 mm (0.393 in.)

Hair Length:

33 mm (1.29 in.)

$17.10
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Imitation Squirrel Size 18

707-002418

Imitation Squirrel Size 18

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

10.8 mm (0.425 in.)

Hair Length:

35 mm (1.37 in.)

$18.90
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Imitation Squirrel Size 20

707-002420

Imitation Squirrel Size 20

Handle Style:

Short Handle

Hair Width:

12 mm (0.472 in.)

Hair Length:

37 mm (1.456 in.)

$24.10
Out of Stock

Kolibri Imitation Squirrel brushes are handmade in Germany by Feurer & Sohn—one of the oldest brush manufacturers in Germany (established 1898). Kolibri brushes are made using the finest synthetic squirrel hair to produce a brush that holds water exceptionally well and comes to an excellent point.

Brush Sizes

Numbering brushes provides order for brushes within a series. The order is determined by the size of the ferrule opening and in many cases, the number on the brush is in fact the size of the ferrule opening.

In the United States, the English or the metric system of sizing is commonly used, depending upon the type of brush. Natural bristle brushes are measured using the English system, which means a size 12 is equal to 1 inch. In turn, a size 6 is 1/2 inch, a size 18 is 11/2 inches, and so on. Long handle synthetic filament brushes designed to be used as an alternative to bristle brushes are also sized this way.

Natural soft hair and other synthetic brushes are measured using the metric system. One millimeter is equal to a size 1, 3 mm to size 3, etc. This standard is effective, except that it is difficult to measure and assign a value to any measurement less than 1 mm. So, when a brush is sized 10/0, 3/0 etc. it becomes quite hypothetical. Roughly translated, 3/0 means 3 units less than a millimeter and 10/0 is 10 units less than a millimeter.

You may also find that many flat brushes in the U.S. are simply labeled in inches and fractions, regardless of their hair type.

Although we have discussed two of the most logical and more common systems of sizing, it is important to note that there is no industry standard that manufacturers must follow. Sizing for various types of brushes is often rooted in tradition and the country of origin, or set for any number of reasons when a particular brush line is first created. The best standard of measurement a consumer can use is to compare similar lines from various manufacturers size for size.

Nickel-Plated Ferrules

The ferrule of each Kolibri Kolinsky brush receives two deep crimps. Deep crimping compresses the walls of the ferrule into the surface of the wooden handle, creating a mechanical lock that securely fastens the ferrule to the handle.

Hardwood Handles

The short maroon polished handles are made of hardwood. Only the best brush handles are dipped. They are made by lowering the handles first in primer, then twice in colored lacquer and finally in varnish—a total of four coats—for a lustrous durable finish.

Properties
Medium Watercolor, Acrylics, Tempera, Oil
Brush Style Pointed Round
Hair Type Synthetic Squirrel
Ferrule Nickel-plated

Brush Sizes
Size Tuft or Hair Width Tuft or Hair Length
mm inches mm inches
0 1.7 0.067 7 0.276
2/0 1.5 0.059 6 0.236
2 2.3 0.09 11 0.433
4 3.2 0.126 15 0.59
5 3.6 0.146 17 0.669
6 4.0 0.157 19 0.748
8 5.1 0.2 21 0.827
10 6.1 0.24 25 0.984
12 8.2 0.323 29 1.142
14 9.0 0.354 31 1.22
20 12 0.472 37 1.456
More Information
SKU707-0024
VendorMesko
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
Hair/FiberSynthetic
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