As with so many of Winsor & Newton's top quality products, their unsurpassed excellence can in part be attributed to the rigorous selection of only the highest quality raw materials. This tradition of excellence began in 1866 when Her Majesty Queen Victoria gave orders that Winsor & Newton, holders of the Royal Warrant, be commanded to produce brushes of the highest possible quality in her favourite size; No. 7. The brushes were to be made from the very finest Kolinsky Sable hair, the handles were to be ivory, and the ferrules to be sterling silver.
Subsequently, these superior fine Sables were supplied to other connoisseurs, albeit with ebony handles and less lavish ferrules. Designating them Series 7 preserved a link with the original supply to the Royal Household. It is this concern for quality which has established Series 7 as absolutely unrivalled amongst Sable brushes, with a long-established worldwide reputation for excellence, which Windsor & Newton jealously guard by unremitting care to every detail.
Serie's 7 Sables are still costly - they could not be otherwise, but if your work demands the best, if you appreciate long life and incomparable service throughout, the purchase is an investment, which will prove to be a long term economy. Manufactured from only the finest taper dressed, pure Kolinsky Sable hair, in rust-proof seamless nickel plated ferrules with black polished handles.
Jed Says: I avoided buying these despite all the good recommendations by top class painters - finally succumbing I now realise why they are so highly recommended: my painting improved overnight. Tremendous brushes well worth their price tag - look after them by using brush soap to clean and they will last you a very, very long time.