Yes, it is synthetic, and it very much behaves like a magic brush. Again, the bristle is very similar, and this is only why the artisan thought he would be able to come up with this item.
I have used Richeson brushes since I learned form Kerik three years ago, and have been using these Japanese ones in workshops and for myself since this spring.
I will look into the price for 6 inch one. Will get back to you.
On Sep 26, 2009, at 9:32 AM, BOB KISS wrote:
The brush at the website looks very much like the classic Japanese Hake brush. The important issue is whether the bristles are the same synthetic, non-absorbing, material as the Richeson Magic Brush. The non-absorbing property is one of the most important aspects of the Magic Brush. I like the idea of a 6 inch wide brush. Can you tell me how much that would cost? Speaking of magic brushes, I am about to take orders for magic brushes made in Japan. The pricing and other details will follow. Contact me off the list if you are interested. I will go back to Japan in December to order directly. This brush is hand-made one by one by a brush maker in Tokyo. This came about when I brought some Richeson brushes to a friend in Japan. My friend brought them to a rush artisan to take them apart and change the handle to wood so there will be not rust issue. Then he later discovered that he had very similar bristle in stock and came up with the brush. Here is a picture of mine: Since it is produced as made-to-order, we can make it as wide as you want (with a practical limit..). It is a bit pricy and it is about the price of two Richeson brushes (with a fluctuation of exchange rate). But if you will have to replace once or twice, then this will make a Please feel free to contact me with questions. On Sep 26, 2009, at 8:15 AM, BOB KISS wrote: > Got it! Thanks! Only one regret...that they don't make them wider > than 4" for 20X24 paper. > -----Original Message----- > Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:08 AM > Subject: RE: ONCE AGAIN: RICHESON MAGIC BRUSH > es/Watercolor-Brushes/Richeson-Watercolor-Brushes.htm > -----Original Message----- > Sent: 26 September 2009 13:00 > Subject: ONCE AGAIN: RICHESON MAGIC BRUSH > I am hoping to buy a few more 4" Richeson Magic brushes but I can't > seem to find them at the art suppliers. Can anyone tell me where > be found? Do they have new names? > I seem to recall this discussed recently but can't find the posts. > "Live as if you are going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you are > live forever". Mahatma Gandhi > No virus found in this incoming message. > Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.112/2394 - Release Date: > __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus > database 4459 (20090926) __________ > The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4459 (20090926) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.