Why Kolinsky Sable Brushes Are So Expensive | So Expensive

  • Published on Dec 14, 2019
  • Originally created on the request of Queen Victoria, Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes were first made in 1866, and were designed to be the finest possible brush for watercolor painting. But making a Series 7 Kolinsky Sable watercolor brush isn’t easy, and the largest size brush can take almost a week and a half to make.
    Special thanks to Winsor & Newton: www.winsornewton.com/row/shop/brushes/water-colour/series-7-kolinsky-sable-brushes
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    Why Kolinsky Sable Brushes Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Comments • 1 408

  • The Prestige
    The Prestige 10 hours ago

    I drive people around in a car.

  • Gem Synergy
    Gem Synergy 14 hours ago

    Master ur art using crappy cheap brushes. That way pricey brushes will make everything much easier, better, & most importantly, funner. Guaranteed..

  • Mr.StealYourGirl
    Mr.StealYourGirl 2 days ago

    A machine can do this 1000x more precise and with a fraction of the time.

  • Genevieve CS
    Genevieve CS 2 days ago

    I wonder how this process compares to the fude process.

  • Roland Galicio
    Roland Galicio 2 days ago

    This video is sponsored by Kolinsky Sable.

  • Roland Galicio
    Roland Galicio 2 days ago

    Ads are getting smarter these days.

  • Yellow Flower
    Yellow Flower 4 days ago

    It would be BAD to leave one of those expensive brushes in a paint bowl... much less let kids use them!!! 😨😂

  • baltazar garcia
    baltazar garcia 4 days ago

    I want to get them to roll my a joint

  • Nathan Ryan
    Nathan Ryan 5 days ago

    it's funny how they kill a cool ass animal just to make a paint brush

  • Raquel Correa
    Raquel Correa 5 days ago

    Pretty messed up these weasels have to die bc people wanna use their hair to paint or do nails.. There are cruelty free brushes.

  • vivek -
    vivek - 8 days ago


  • hk ok
    hk ok 8 days ago

    Honestly when you do not switch to modern factories it is always with the handmade craftsmanship bullshit.

  • Tounsi Behi
    Tounsi Behi 11 days ago

    That single guy in the factory must be geh.

  • Н. Д.
    Н. Д. 11 days ago

    Every worker with 100500 years of experience: female. Quality controller: male.

  • Amanda Marpaung
    Amanda Marpaung 13 days ago

    regarding them using weasel hair for these brushes : at 1:55 they mention that these weasels are hunted sustainably every spring, under the CITES guidelines. CITES is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. We don't have any information as to how they're hunted , maybe only chop off their tail hairs man idk , but rest assured these weasels are not endangered by this.

    of course, its your own choice to purchase synthetic / natural bristled brushes. Synthetic works most of the time but without a doubt natural bristles do work better and also feel better when painting.

  • Boss Bee
    Boss Bee 14 days ago

    So the brush makers are women... but the executives are men?
    Make it make sense

  • Mariam Meraj
    Mariam Meraj 14 days ago +2

    *_these brushes are treated with more care than I have ever treated my own hair in my thirteen years of existence_*

    _sad hair noises_

  • Alex RIzk
    Alex RIzk 15 days ago

    I suppose killing animals to make brushes to give artists and destroy nature this is not acceptable

  • Nikita Valdez
    Nikita Valdez 16 days ago

    This is fur and fur os shit 🖕🖕🖕

  • Toby Leigh
    Toby Leigh 16 days ago

    How much is the pay rate ?

  • SevenDeMagnus
    SevenDeMagnus 16 days ago

    Cool. Could it be used as a shaving brush? Is it better than 100% horse hair and badger?

  • Lil, Charmander
    Lil, Charmander 17 days ago +7

    Imagine sneezing and the hair you just separated flies all over the place.

  • The lunar'S bOi
    The lunar'S bOi 17 days ago

    imagine someone goes in with a fan

  • kamila nazeri
    kamila nazeri 18 days ago

    Sees a beautiful creature. Turns it into a brush :/

  • Steve Hunt
    Steve Hunt 19 days ago

    Steve Hunt is NOT an advertising supported entity and we noticed you have ad-blocking disabled.
    Here are two ways you can keep me reading your site.
    1 - become reasonable and understand that you're not doing ANYthing special, stop seeking financial compensation for information you scrounged off other sites while claiming it as your own.
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  • Sydney Dyess
    Sydney Dyess 19 days ago

    So what’s gonna happen when all those people die.....?

  • Jamie Morales
    Jamie Morales 21 day ago

    I’d be so afraid to damage or lose such expensive tool that I’d probably never use it. I think I’d just put it in a glass case, place it on a pedestal, shine a spotlight on it, and occasionally gaze at it while meditating on the watercolors that never were because the brush itself is the true master work.

  • Brooklyn Trinkett
    Brooklyn Trinkett 21 day ago

    Hold the front door. So you're telling me that I'm spending $300+ on a handmade brush that you've put your mono infected mouth on...

  • BerryJucce
    BerryJucce 21 day ago

    They're out here handling the fur like the making dru-

  • Not 0w0
    Not 0w0 21 day ago

    I mean like who boils hair?!

  • Urisha Poorai
    Urisha Poorai 22 days ago

    An animals life taken for paint brushes. How fickle and f'd up have we become.

  • Xccrx Mothapo
    Xccrx Mothapo 22 days ago

    Get that money grandmaz

  • Hope dontmope
    Hope dontmope 22 days ago

    At 4:40 she is licking/sucking on the bristles before measuring them. With that price tag there shouldn't be any slobber on my bristles.

  • Elizabeth Duarte
    Elizabeth Duarte 22 days ago

    I now see why they are expensive.

    Silvia helps the watercolor brushes more O.O

  • Arelias
    Arelias 23 days ago

    With all due respect to the makers, when it comes to prices that high for that type of product, I'm just gonna say: diminishing returns.

  • Leah Keeley
    Leah Keeley 23 days ago +1

    Kolinsky sable brushes aren’t that expensive in general, these ones just are

  • Pineapple:/
    Pineapple:/ 23 days ago

    Spoiler: It's expensive, because it's made out of a dead Siberian Weasel's fur and dead animals are costly

  • Diandra Crichlow
    Diandra Crichlow 23 days ago


  • Nahyun im
    Nahyun im 24 days ago

    so its not cruelty free?

  • jmar28a
    jmar28a 24 days ago

    They should use human hair

  • Saucy Sauce
    Saucy Sauce 24 days ago

    Job Requirement: Immense OCD

  • XX XX
    XX XX 24 days ago

    i hope all those skill workers are paid accordingly to their skill

  • Reese G
    Reese G 24 days ago

    I was wondering when they'd put out an episode on kolinsky hair brushes.
    Yeah it doesnt make you a better artist, but if anything, it's the standard of what watercolor brushes should look and feel like when painting.
    Always hated how they made us paint with hog bristle hairs in kindergarten.

  • 姓氏名字
    姓氏名字 24 days ago

    where is anamal rights?

  • SandboxArrow
    SandboxArrow 25 days ago

    This is gay

  • Raphael Vasconcellos
    Raphael Vasconcellos 25 days ago

    everything we don't need in art: elitism

  • kairinaminemix
    kairinaminemix 25 days ago

    Artist material are valued for the rich while the the artists themselves are valued to be poor

  • B D
    B D 25 days ago

    How do you get this job?

  • Angel Wanderer
    Angel Wanderer 25 days ago

    1:58 and 4:37 is shocking me

  • boo booz
    boo booz 25 days ago

    Mind blown

  • Eamonn Curran
    Eamonn Curran 25 days ago

    This is sad and pathetic. I wonder how many "sustainably sourced" innocent creatures have to be put to death (just for the tail hairs) in order to manufacture these imaginarily suitable brushes for a bunch of underinspired, untalented, overpriveliged c*nts who believe this level of pretentiousness will help them become better at a hobby they don't even give a flying f*ck about!!!😡 I hate this rubbish. Make a fu*king synthetic brush. Guess what... Nobody will know the f*cking difference!!!

  • Crystal M
    Crystal M 25 days ago

    I actually use these brushes exclusively for creating acrylic nails and nail art. The brush makes a HUGE difference not only in the amount of work you have to do to achieve the desired shape, but also in picking up the ‘right’ amount of both liquid and powder at the right ratio.
    These factor in to how long it take to create and shape the nail, as well as how long it will take to fully harden and cure, how strong the nail will be.

  • DistantDeadWorlds
    DistantDeadWorlds 25 days ago

    Alot of art supplies can go insanely pricey. Yes there are decent cheaper options, but cheaper will have hairs constantly falling out, glue is cheap that causes that, and wont hold as much water and pigment.
    Included the fact of the hand made element that pays attention to quality, you know your getting a good brush for 300.
    This may sound scary to alot of artists, however, if you take care of your brushes properly, that 300 brush should last for years. Tools that are for professionals should be though as a long term supply if you take good care of the brushes.
    If your not willing to spend this one for watercolor, the orange brush handles are just as good.

  • Sis Lena B
    Sis Lena B 25 days ago +1

    Umm yeah let me get the series 7, hold the saliva please! WTH...😒

  • Mirai-オタク-
    Mirai-オタク- 26 days ago

    Are all the brush makers in that company old women?

  • 【ノワール】【ノワール】

    gotta be careful if you wanna sneeze in there :v

  • sophia
    sophia 26 days ago

    i bet i could make an expensive looking brush out of my own hair, and sell it for $50

  • bleachmist
    bleachmist 26 days ago


  • KitKat xp
    KitKat xp 26 days ago

    And then we ask ourselves why are animals going extinct... 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • J j
    J j 26 days ago

    Not to be rude but who cares that they kill weasels for the brushes. Animals kill animals thats part of nature. As long as there not hunted to extinction it shouldnt mater. I'd rather have natural hair than synthetic hairs that could pollute the environment.