Gramercy Tools of Brooklyn, New York, develops hand tools that are based on historical examples but are not reproductions. Each stems from a careful study of designs from the 18th and 19th centuries to understand and identify the best features, which are incorporated into hybrids produced with modern materials and manufacturing processes. All are made to exceptional standards with outstanding fit and finish throughout.
Hand made from premium materials, these are among the finest brushes we've used for film finishes.
While ordinary brushes often have a filler to create a gap within the bristles, these have a densely packed bundle of exceptionally fine bristles without any filler. As a result, they hold a surprising amount of finish and allow a long, smooth stroke with minimal brush marks, saving time when rubbing out. The bristles are firmly anchored in epoxy, which won't deteriorate in solvents, and the stainless-steel ferrules won't rust.
Made in a traditional beaver-tail shape, the unfinished hardwood handle is well balanced and comfortable. Suitable for solvent-based finishes (shellac, thinned oil varnish and lacquer), the European ox-hair brushes have bristles that are hand formed without trimming, so the naturally tapered ends of the hair remain intact. Surface tension causes liquid to travel toward the thin tip, ensuring superb flow. The synthetic badger-hair brushes are for water-based finishes and have bristles as fine as the best natural hair; however, unlike natural materials, these do not lose their shape or firmness when wet.
Highly recommended. Made in USA.