Winsor & Newton Eclipse Brushes are made from Russian Black Sable hair, offering the perfect balance between stiff and soft hair brushes. Featuring slightly more body and snap than red sable, but softer edges than hog bristle, the Eclipse black sable is ideal for subtle blending and fine glazing. It is also highly resilient and responsive, making it perfect for lightly thinned or “let down” oil color. The double-bodied handles feature sculpted, balanced grips both at the tail and below the ferrule, making them useful for both easel painting and close-up work. Eclipse Black Sable brushes are truly unique and are an ideal complement to the painting styles and needs of oil color painters.