Bristles are made of a techno-synthetic that is designed to replicate the painting qualities of natural squirrel hair. It holds as much color as a natural squirrel brush allowing for an even flow of paint. Unlike its natural counterpart this brush will continue to hold its shape and will show far less wear over time. Its kiln dried innovative soft coating wood handle allows for a sure grip through hours of painting. Short handle brushes for painting with watercolors. Dagger size 1/4.