Our long-handled Kolinsky sable brushes for oils are irreplaceable for portrait painters and painters of realism. The silky smoothness of sable assures that minimal brushstrokes are imparted to the paint surface. Sable also has a firm snap that allows confident control of paint. Useful especially with thin mixes and glazing techniques, Kolinsky sable brushes are prized in most oil painters’ brush collections. Brush sizes – The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size may vary by manufacturer as brush sizes are not standardized.