The Maestro designation is reserved for brushes manufactured using male winter Siberian kolinsky red sable fur. These are top-of-the-line, highest quality brushes. Expect superior spring and control, plus unsurpassed water-carrying performance. All brushes have plated brass, seamless ferrules.
The extra sharp needle-like point and longer tapered hair length of the Sharp Round results in faster action at the tip and the tightest snap at the point.
The English Round has a fuller body as compared to the Sharp Round, so it holds more water and color.
The Liner (aka Rigger) has long bristles for script lettering and fine-line detail.
The Long Tapered Round has an extra-long body which holds an ocean of color.
The Spotter (aka Retouching) is extra-short for precise spotting.
The Travel Rounds come in a compact, hollowed plastic sheath to protect the brush tip in transit. The case unscrews to open and is reattached onto the ferrule to act as the brush handle. The long tapered round is great for fast, loose watercolor painting and for drawing long, clean lines. It is a favorite amongst illustrators, cartoonists and film animators.