Not as attractive as our other long-handled Hakes but highly functional. Soft, thick sheep hair gives the generous capacity and smooth application you expect from a Hake brush, but rather than stitching, a metal ferrule holds the bristles firmly in place. The overall quality of these brushes is very good with minimal shedding. The ferrules should be kept dry when not in use for the longest life. The incredibly low price makes them perfect for students, hobbyists and classroom or group studio situations. Bristles measure approx. 2-1/2"W x 1-1/8"L.