Kolinsky is a trade name of a natural brush bristle with very fine tips and soft hair. It’s ideal for almost every media, including oil and watercolours. Most precious details usually are painted with Kolinsky sable brushes.
These superior quality kolinsky sable brushes have long hair for detailed works and for calligraphy. These brushes is considered to have the best hair in the world due to its unique characteristics. The thickest end of the has nearly 0.15 mm diameter, which can be compared with thickness of hog bristle, while a tip is as fine as squirrel hair.