Q. Who makes the most expensive Series 7 No. 4?
Hint: Why would I be asking?
This refers to a Winsor-Newton Round Kolinsky Sable brush. When I was in school 26 years ago, I was told that the hairs of this finest of brushes were actually hand-rolled and pointed by craftsmen at the factory, ensuring the finest brush made. I have never, to this day, heard any other brush recommended as highly by cartoonists, inkers, or anyone else who is looking for perfect line-qualities and variation of line, ink or pigment flow, or just the right “springiness”—a subjective tactile quality experienced artists understand.
Diameter at the ferrul: about 1/8″
Length of hairs: about 5/8″
List price: about $50