Kalish brushes are handmade in Ireland by highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen. Only the very highest quality hair is used in our brushes, a practice that is uncommon today.
Sable hair is used extensively in artist brushes. (Sable and Kolinsky hair look similar but the Kolinsky is darker at the tips, especially when wet.) A good Sable brush also points and snaps well, and therefore is a good substitute for a Kolinsky at a slightly lower price. Sable hair is a bit stiffer than Kolinsky hair and so is preferable for some applications.