This Round Kolinsky Sable by Raphael is handmade in France. Featuring a fine point for precision and a full belly for a high paint load it is made of the finest Kolinsky Sable. Each batch of sable is hand washed, sorted and tested, giving it superior resiliency, spring and snap. It has multiple hair lengths to ensure the tightest possible point, and cementing and crimping for the highest quality construction. Series 8404.