Winsor & Newton - Eclipse Black Sable - Fitch Filbert - Size 1 - Winsor and Newton Eclipse Brushes are made from Russian Black Sable hair which offers the perfect balance between stiff and soft hair brushes. With slightly more body and snap than red sable, but softer than hog bristle, Eclipse black sable (also known as fitch), is ideal for subtle blending and fine glazing as it shows very little brush strokes. It is also highly resilient and responsive, making it perfect for lightly thinned or "let down" oil colour.This brush offers a number of additional unique features. Firstly it has a double-bodied handle which provides exceptional balance and comfort. It is sculpted to offer a balanced grip at the tail as well as below the ferrule making it perfect for both easel painting and "close in" work. The Winsor and Newton Fitch Filbert has a broad mark with a soft edge for heavy colour.