This long handled version of the Connoisseur Gold Sable features a Premium sable blended with a quality gold taklon fiber. The blend of hair offers the resilience and snap which makes this series ultra responsive and provides excellent shape retention and gives a high color carrying capacity. Long handles are great for oils, alkyds and acrylic use. They feature a sapphire blue handle with gold plated brass ferrules. Brushes are guaranteed for life against defects in materials or manufacturing.