Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II are made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. A great brush for use with watercolour and fluid oil colour, acrylic, water mixable oil and alkyd fast drying oil colour. One Stroke is for edges and shapes or applying washes.
The Sable hair provides excellent spring and the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure the brushes are soft enough to work the colour but with a strong snap to return to the original shape. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes the ability to create larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes; the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.
The Sceptre Gold ll brushes respond in a similar way to sable but are available at a much more affordable price.