Jackson's : Icon : Synthetic Mix : Watercolour Brush : Flat : 1/4in

SKU: B7021/4
(131 reviews)

Price:

$5.80

$4.64

Jackson's Icon brushes represent the advancements of science combined with the classic needs of the traditional watercolor artist.
  • Jackson's Icon brushes represent the advancements of science combined with the classic needs of the traditional watercolor artist.
  • Shape: Flat
  • Hair Width: 6.0 mm
  • Hair Length: 9.5 mm

Info

A mix of tradition and modern technology, these Icon brushes represent the advancements of science combined with the classic needs of the traditional watercolor artist.

The uniqueness of the Micro-Synthetic fibre is twofold. Firstly, the fibres are treated to produce millions of tiny indentations. This increases the surface area of the hairs allowing a much greater color holding capacity for the brush. The hairs are then treated with a special process that frees the micro-synthetic fibres of any static electricity which makes brush fibres stick together. Following this treatment the hairs can smoothly and precisely react to any kind of stroke, either delicate or abrupt. By then mixing natural sable hairs we create a brush that behaves like a pure sable but at a fraction of the price.

For more information about Jackson's Icon Watercolor Brushes, click here.

Spec

Product CodeB7021/4
To Use WithWatercolor
QualityHighest
Country of ManufactureSri Lanka
Barcode5052418120431
VeganNon Vegan
Series702
Hair Length mm9.5 mm
Handle LengthShort
Brush ShapeLong Flat
Hair TypeNatural/Synthetic Mix
More Brush ShapesFlat
Width mm Range5.1 - 10 mm
Hair Length mm Range0.0 - 10 mm
Hair StiffnessSoft
More Brush ShapesLong Flat
Size ## 1/4 in
Weight (kg)0.015000

Reviews 3

(131 reviews)

Lovely brush

I've no complaints. It does a beautiful job!

Deborah
 

A strong favourite

I'm really happy with this brush. It can hold a lot of paint whilst also allowing for fine, detailed work.

Deborah
 

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This is my very first quill but it's now my favorite brush. I bought size 10/0 and it is perfect! Holds a ton of liquid but releases water and pigment pretty evenly for a synthetic brush. Very affordable with zero shedding. Such a great buy!

Ty
 

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I love this brush! I bought the Jackson's Raven mop in the same size (#6) last year having only ever used sable and squirrel brushes previously, as I was looking for something much bigger but without the real hair price tag. I was really disappointed with the Raven's ability to hold water, hold colour, hold a point...everything really! But this brush does everything I'd been looking for and at an even lower price tag too. It has a really lovely shape to it - the #6 brush is a real monster in size, but holds a beautiful sharp point, making it extremely versatile. The bristles are smoother than real hair, but that's to be expected from synthetics and I personally didn't mind this as the brush holds far more water (and releases it more steadily) than I'd expect from synthetic bristles. In that regard, it matches my sable and squirrel brushes easily. I'd definitely be excited to try these brushes in the smaller sizes too - I feel they could even replace my real hair brushes eventually, and that's something I never thought I'd be saying!

Holly
 

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These quill brushes are amazing; high quality and maintain shape without getting 'shaggy' like some natural hair brushes. They hold a lot of water and can even handle acrylic inks easily. Great value for money.

Kendall
 

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I really enjoy Icon brushes – all have amazing control for details, and they have the ability to hold either buckets of pigment and water, or just a little bit, or a capacity in between those extremes. Altogether, an Icon brush gives the artist a huge amount of choice. Before I found the Icon brushes, I was buying one brush for details, one for small washes, and another for bigger washes, and so on. Every Icon brush I've tried is amazingly versatile, and comfortable and affordable as well. One brush can do many jobs. I like this 1/2" Flat for covering larger areas, especially one which needs colours blended together. But it does so much more than that. It also has great spring so it keeps it shape. It makes crisp, clear edges and lines, whether it's used on its broad side or its edge. This brush does everything a good flat should do – but better than most.

Rochelle
 

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I ordered 2 Icon Quills, this one and a size 10/0. That was the best brush purchase I've made yet. I enjoy the amount of control these Quills give me, much more than other quills I've tried. And they don't have quite so much capacity. Most quills suck up huge amounts of pigment and water, then most of it ends up in my rinse water, not on my paper. The Icon Quill can hold a huge amount of pigment and water – when I want that. But I can control just how much it will suck up and release. Thist is very important for the knd of work I like to do. This Icon Quill also has a very nice tip, so I can use this one brush for most of my painting, whatever style I choose. And best of all, these brushes are affordable. I no longer need to waste time running to the sink to replace scungy rinse water, no more tossing work out because of messed up details, no more dealing with a handful of brushes just to complete one painting. This Icon Quill lets me spend my time painting!

Rochelle
 

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This is exactly the brush I have been looking for. It give me loads of control, plus lots of capacity – but not so much that I end up with more paint in my rinse water than on my paper.The tip is not the finest I've seen, but it's amazingly fine for a quill. I can paint on and on without having to stop and switch brushes. And the cost is modest. This brush checks all the must-have boxes for me!

Rochelle
 

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I love Jackson's, and have bought two of their house brand brushes, but unfortunately I have been disappointed both times. I wasn't impressed with the Raven quill I got, but at least it's usable. But this 3/8" flat Icon is simply the worst watercolor brush I've ever purchased. You cannot lay down an even flat wash with it, because it is so stiff and dense, it pushes the paint to the edges. It leaves such bad brush strokes, that even excellent cotton paper cannot compensate for it. I have a flat Cotman brush (fully synthetic) that far outperforms this brush. Speaking of which, the percentage of real sable must be tiny in this brush; there's no trace of sable's feeling or performance. I would not buy another brush from this line, and sadly, I think I'll just stay away from the Jackson's brushes in the future. But that doesn't mean I won't order from them again!

Jennifer
 

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Great value for the price! The smallest quill is my biggest brush. It also holds the best point, which I've been looking for. It lays down paint evenly most of the time; still getting used to water control with this brush as a beginner.

Amy
 

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Excellent quality brush for a great price. Holds a lot of water, good for large areas but also holds a sharp point very well. A good versatile brush

Silvija
 

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I reckon this brush is my favorite, most used brush in my possession. Very good water capacity, spring/snap and shape retention, it’s a joy to use. Also, it’s a very aesthetic brush. This line of brushes can’t be beat for their price and higher price ranges.

Joshua
 

Review

I reckon this brush is my favorite, most used brush in my possession. Very good water capacity, spring/snap and shape retention, it’s a joy to use. Also, it’s a very aesthetic brush. This line of brushes can’t be beat for their price and higher price ranges.

Joshua
 

Review

I reckon this brush is my favorite, most used brush in my possession. Very good water capacity, spring/snap and shape retention, it’s a joy to use. Also, it’s a very aesthetic brush. This line of brushes can’t be beat for their price and higher price ranges.

Joshua
 

Review

I reckon this brush is my favorite, most used brush in my possession. Very good water capacity, spring/snap and shape retention, it’s a joy to use. Also, it’s a very aesthetic brush. This line of brushes can’t be beat for their price and higher price ranges.

Joshua
 

Review

My favorite large round. Jackson icon brushes hold plenty of water/color and have wonderful spring, snap and shape retention. I like them so much I bought the whole set.

Joshua
 

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Great brush, holds water well, perfect for washes and painting lines on buildings etc. Thanks Jackson's for providing a good quality brush at an affordable price!

Feefo
 

Review

Love this brush. Good size and holds just the right amount of water and paint. Very comfortable to use.

Tal
 

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Jackson Icon brushes are absolutely excellent. They tick all the boxes for what makes a brush a good brush. The price is right too, I don't see a point in having most of my other brushes now that I have the full Jackson Icon line-up.

Joshua
 

Review

Excellent brush, can be used as a med - large round or small mop, great all around do it all brush.

Joshua
 

Review

Excellent brush, can be used as a med - large round or small mop, great all around do it all brush.

Joshua
 

Review

I like this brush. Good point and a bit more spring than similar sable, holding very nearly as good as sable. Excellent, well behaved and predictable general purpose brush.

Agric
 

Review

Perfect brush such a joy to use.

Feefo
 

Review

After doing some odd number of projects using this brush I can officially say it's my favorite/go to brush. Not only does it hold plenty of water/color but it's also the perfect shape. It's not a standard round and not extra pointed round, it's in between. It allows you to do all the standard round brush painting and small details, it's an excellent all around brush to use. I wasn't going to buy this brush at first but they were on sale so I did, very glad I decided to.

Joshua
 

Review

After doing some odd number of projects using this brush I can officially say it's my favorite/go to brush. Not only does it hold plenty of water/color but it's also the perfect shape. It's not a standard round and not extra pointed round, it's in between. It allows you to do all the standard round brush painting and small details, it's an excellent all around brush to use. I wasn't going to buy this brush at first but they were on sale so I did, very glad I decided to.

Joshua
 

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Holds a lot of water/color and retains it's shape/point well. Too early to tell but this brush may become my new go to for general watercoloring. Even if it doesn't it's an excellent brush, very high quality and performance.

Joshua
 

Review

Good product at a reasonable price

Feefo
 

Review

Lovely brushes

Feefo
 

Review

I wanted all synthetic brushes, I read the description wrong and end up with those. Now that I have them, they became my favorites so far. I have 10/0, 3/0 and 0 and they cover all my needs for basic painting, they're soft but hold an excellent point for details, hold a good amount of water and fit in hand perfectly. They look and feel high end and easily fit in a high-quality range of brushes, but at a much affordable price. The only low point as already mentioned by Joanna, not really about brush itself, I too, wish that glue from the label would come off easier - I use baby wipes to clean it off, it helps :)

Vesna
 

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I've just bought a quill (mop brush) which is great! Can't fault Jackson's, or what they sell

Feefo
 

Review

For the first time i saw this brush on here, i like it very much but when i hold it in my hand and use it, i love it more. Good quality for watercolor and really flexible to paint from big to small detail.

hoang
 

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Very nice brush, very reasonably priced. Looks to be of good quality. Holds it's point well and holds a goodly amount of water for it's size. I like it's stiffness and snap which I think is between a Princeton Neptune (Soft) and a Princeton Aqua Elite. Hope all Jackson's Icon series are this good as I plan on buying more.

El Paso Mark
 

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Very nice brush, very reasonably priced. Looks to be of good quality. Holds it's point well and holds a goodly amount of water for it's size. I like it's stiffness and snap which I think is between a Princeton Neptune (Soft) and a Princeton Aqua Elite. Hope all Jackson's Icon series are this good as I plan on buying more.

El Paso Mark
 

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Great product and service

Feefo
 

Review

Great

Feefo
 

Review

Absolutely love this brush!

Susan
 

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I like these brushes and have a few now. Controlling water use is much easier with them. They've helped me improve my watercolours a great deal. I feel quite confident with the Icon in my hand. The flat brush is amazing for skies, land scape and loads more detail giving me a lot of control over my paints.

Feefo
 

Review

I like these brushes and have a few now. Controlling water use is much easier with them. They've helped me improve my watercolours a great deal. I feel quite confident with the Icon in my hand.

Feefo
 

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I think the mottler brushes will be a game changer, when I figure out how to use them.

Feefo
 

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I've ordered 6, 8 and 10. Really god brushes. Holds good tip. The handle is very nice to the touch, kind of velvety.

Elina
 

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I've ordered 6, 8 and 10. Really god brushes. Holds good tip. The handle is very nice to the touch, kind of velvety.

Elina
 

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I've ordered 6, 8 and 10. Really god brushes. Holds good tip. The handle is very nice to the touch, kind of velvety.

Elina
 

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My favourite watercolour brushes

Feefo
 

Review

My favourite watercolour brushes

Feefo
 

Review

The quill brushes are my favourite for watercolour and gouache holds the medium well and perfect for detail and different brush strokes.

Feefo
 

Review

Quality brush perfect for watercolour holds the medium well and good for different brush marks.

Feefo
 

Review

Good products at good prices

Feefo
 

Review

Good quality at an excellent price

Feefo
 

Review

Great quality, great price and great packaging.

Feefo
 

Kundenmeinung

Super Aquarellpinsel zum kleinen Preis. Er hält viel Wasser, hat eine feine Spitze, springt in seine Form zurück und verliert keine Haare. Ideale Größe zum kolorieren von Skizzenbüchern. Gewöhnungsbedürftig ist sein geringes Gewicht und der dünne Stiel. Trotzdem hervorragende Qualität zum kleinen Preis. Dieser Pinsel wird wohl mein ständiger Begleiter werden. Ich werde ihn wieder kaufen!

Anja
 

Kundenmeinung

Ein sehr guter Aquarellpinsel. Er hält viel Wasser, hat eine feine Spitze und springt mühelos in seine Form zurück. Er verliert keine Haare. Ich war sehr überrascht über die hervorragende Qualität der Jacksons Eigenmarke. Habe auch französische Aquarellpinsel der Eigenmarken deutscher Unternehmen, die können da nicht mithalten. Preis/Leistung sind TOP! Diese Pinsel werde ich auf jeden Fall wieder kaufen.

Anja
 

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Good value for money and lots of choice

Feefo
 

Review

Good for what I want to use them for.

Feefo
 

Review

Great brushes and great service

Feefo
 

Review

Good for what I wanted them for

Feefo
 

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I was looking for a brush that would have a great color capacity and also would let me do fine detail, this brush does that; I thought I would need a needle kind of brush but this one is just perfect. Though you need some skill to not mess up.

Moctezuma Emmanuel
 

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I am learning to paint with watercolours at the age of 80 so do not feel qualified to give an educated opinion

Feefo
 

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The Icon series has quickly become my favourite brushes - not too stiff and not too soft, capable to hold a good amount of water. Just perfect for my needs, I love them. I just wish the glue used for the labels wouldn't be such a pain to get rid of:P

Joanna
 

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Lovely brushes when new. I use them for intricate work with oils, so with me they have a limited life, therefore price is important. As good as I've found at this price!

Feefo
 

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Really pleased with my purchases, always difficult when you can’t see the goods, the paper has excellent absorbtion, I did one of my best skies ever last week ! The brushes have a good point and worked well , thankyou

Feefo
 

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Good substitute for 100% sable. Good precise brush for small scale work. Holds its point well.

Feefo
 

Review

The Quill Watercolour Brush is a big brush but surprisingly light, well made and lovely to use! Thank you, I shall certainly buy from Jackson's again and recommend them to friends.

Feefo
 

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This is a beautiful brush. It hold lots of pigment and water and maintains it's shape and lovely fine point. It is superb value for money and I will definitely buy more Jackson's sable & synthetic quill brushes

Evelyn
 

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As usual this item is of good quality and fit for purpose.

Feefo
 

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Great brush! Great point, soft, springy and holds a good amount of watercolor. Very good quality. Good price.

Rosario
 

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JACKSON'S : ICON : SABLE SYNTHETIC MIX : WATERCOLOUR BRUSH : QUILL A lovely looking and a fabulous brush is just the thing for watercolour painting. holds lots of water it as a Excellent point cheeck out Watercolour my way on facebook look at Sketchbook 2018 video 1

Gary
 

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Mixed about this. I like the size and water capacity but shape is a bit off. Doesn't look cut to an even point.

Jennifer
 

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This brush is amazing! Has a good water holding capacity and precise point. Great value for money.

Avantika
 

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This brush is amazing. Has a good water holding capacity and precise point. Great value for money.

Avantika
 

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Excellent brush. Bought the #4, now buying #0.Good water/paint holding and enough spring to make them very useful.

Ian
 

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Excellent brush. Bought the #4, now buying #0.Good water/paint holding and enough spring to make them very useful.

Ian
 

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A wonderful brush. The bristles have a nice point when wet and snaps back to a point. The wood handle feels light and cheap, so be careful with it.

Wendy
 

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A wonderful brush. The bristles have a nice point when wet and snaps back to a point. The wood handle feels light and cheap, so be careful with it.

Wendy
 

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A very good brush, worth more than its price. Holds a great deal of water and comes to a fairly thin point. What really made it for me was the light weight of the brush and the texture of the handle, a joy to use.

Maroun
 

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These mix brushes are wonderful. They have a slight spring but still hold a lot of water or paint. The quality is excellent, especially if you look at the price. Well worth it.

Feefo
 

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Great brush just what I needed and good price

Feefo
 

Review

Great brush! Much better than my previous mop ( different brand)which constantly lost hairs every time I used it. Has a nice quality feel to and a great point. Would highly recommend!

Feefo
 

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I needed a big sable but couldn't justify the price. This brush fulfills my need, it's obviously not pure sable but is great to paint with. I have a couple of the large 777's as well and they are just as nice to use. A great bang for your buck!

Feefo
 

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Nice brush

Feefo
 

Review

Rather larger than I expected

Feefo
 

Review

Very good for washes

Feefo
 

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The Jacksons Icon Sable Synthetic brush I bought has been exceptionally nice to use, I've always used Sable brushes, but having moved onto body colour for a brief spell, I was reluctant to use my Sable brushes and found the Icon brush really good. I intend buying more very shortly.

Feefo
 

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good quality

Feefo
 

Review

A really good brush - very similar to a sable but considerably cheaper

Feefo
 

Review

Too early to say more

Feefo
 

Review

More springy than a pure squirrel quill, more floppy than a sable. Definitely an interesting brush with a needle point tip and a nice handle.

Feefo
 

Review

These are really nice brushes, just the thing for watercolour painting.

Feefo
 

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VGA quality

Feefo
 

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This brush is fabulous - I will be buying more of this type

Feefo
 

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fantastic how did I manage with out it

Feefo
 

Review

Good serviceable brush, obviously not pure sable, but really worth the money

Feefo
 

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Same as the No.12

Feefo
 

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Really nice to use. A well balanced brush.

Feefo
 

Review

Excellent quality

Feefo
 

Review

exactly what expected good product at good price

Feefo
 

Review

Good item good price.

Feefo
 

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good

Feefo
 

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I am a sable brush man myself. I have a nos.14 Diana Kolinsky sable etc. and a W&N nos.12 series 7 plus many more beside. However, I was completely surprised to find this brush worked well and carried colour well with a good point and could be described as the old artists used to call their brushes a "sable pencil". The brush handle is comfortable in the handle and is well balance which is an important point.

Feefo
 

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Great brush...put to use already.

Feefo
 

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I ordered this brush to make up my own order. However, I have this brush and love it. It feels comfortable in the hand and handles well with watercolour. Jackson's Icon brushes are superb brushes and well worth having around when working. I use Jackson's brushes. They are excellent value and a credit to the company.

Feefo
 

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I first tried one belonging to my art tutor, after he had recommended them to me. I was so impressed that I bought a set of round brushes, 2,4 6,8,10, and 12, and have never looked back. They hold a generous amount of paint, are a pleasure to hold, and the bristles retain their shape, after cleaning. Because of the fine points on the brushes, painting intricate shapes is made easier. I have no hesitation in recommending these brushes to colleagues in my painting groups, and I know some of them have purchased a number of brushes. Real value for money.

Kerry Dadson
 

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A great brush and good value

Feefo
 

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Surprisingly good.

Feefo
 

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Excellent, holds bags of water.

Feefo
 

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Excellent point and spring.

Feefo
 

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Superb, love it and have ordered more sizes to go with it.

Feefo
 

Review

Again, superb, love it, and great value for money.

Feefo
 

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Just what i was looking for. Comes to a great point

Feefo
 

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Fab

Feefo
 

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It's ok but a lot firmer than I expected. Not as intuitive as expected.

Feefo
 

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It's a great brush! It is no different from the brush of sable - the same soft, perfectly holds water and paint, multifunctional and incredibly easy to use!

Julia Ovchinnikova
 

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These have to be the bargain of the year. Great brush, slightly stiffer than pure sable, holds loads of paint and a nice gradual release. Have 4, 6 & 12 plus 2 quills 4 & 10/0. Really very nice to use and a steal at this price.

Chris Alves
 

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A very nice brush indeed. Stiffer than sable but lovely to use especially at this price. Would be great for a beginning painter.

Chris Alves
 

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A very nice brush indeed. Stiffer than sable but lovely to use especially at this price. Would be great for a beginning painter.

Chris Alves
 

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A really great brush, beautifully made and wonderful to use. Good snap and holds loads of paint. I use it more than my sables.

Chris Alves
 

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A really great brush, beautifully made and wonderful to use. Good snap and holds loads of paint. I use it more than my sables.

Chris Alves
 

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Fantastically precise point, well balanced handle and an absolute treat to use. I have two of these Jacksons synthetic quills and will buy a couple more. I use them more than I use my sables.

Chris Alves
 

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Fantastically precise point, well balanced handle and an absolute treat to use. I have two of these Jacksons synthetic quills and will buy a couple more. I use them more than I use my sables.

Chris Alves
 

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I just tried this out because I had this on last minute deal. It looks super hard when dry but is soft when wet. Retains its shape so you're able to make detailed strokes and spread the colors evenly. When loaded with large amount of water each strokes will have the wet in wet look - and I really love this effect! Great for loose techniques and also gives you more control when painting in wet-in-wet!

Sharlie Tang
 

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Excellent service. Have been using Jacksons for years.

Feefo
 

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I am very pleased with the Icon 700 size 10 brush

Feefo
 

Review

Prompt excellent service and goods always good quality ~Don't use any other company now.

Feefo
 

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I think a small selection of these brushes will immediately go to the top of my "only need these" list. The no. 4 is an absolute delight to use.

Feefo
 

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Good, but wrong size unfortunately!

Feefo
 

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A joy to work with. Excellent point and spring.

Feefo
 

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Fast service

Feefo
 

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A lovely looking brush at a great price.

Feefo
 

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great!

Feefo
 

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The materials arrived in good time and were in good condition.

Feefo
 

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I love it. I think I will be doing the majority of my painting with this. It loads up well with pigment for washes and still keeps a good point for fine work.

Feefo
 

Review

these brushes are very well made, and have a good feel to handle

Feefo
 

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