Series 7 brushes are Winsor & Newton's highest quality sable brushes. This set of three brushes size 4, 5 and 6 come in a superb black presentation box and make the perfect gift for any watercolourist.
The brushes in this set have short, black polished birchwood handles.
These brushes bought separately at full recommended retail price are £201.45.
After finally getting around to using these brushes, I am sad to say that they are not what I expected. Perhaps the price was too good to be true, but I find all of the brushes in this set to fall way below my expectation, for one glaring fault - they do not hold a point. The #4 is the best of the bunch, but the #5 and #6 are both splayed at the end after wetting and removing the excess water. I have much cheaper sables than these that perform a lot better. For the claim made about these brushes, I am bitterly disappointed. Perhaps these are seconds and are packaged in the set at an attractive price, but they are still not worth the money.Paul Libauer (Turner, Australia) on 25 Aug 2013
Ken Bromley's replies:
We have now checked the brushes mentioned and they are faulty. Sorry about the inconvenience, and replacement Series 7 brushes are on their way to you. We never knowingly sell inferior Series 7 brushes and we are happy to replace any faulty Series 7 brush so that you are able to benefit from the high quality of the Series 7 range.
I purchased both the sets on offer of the fine Series 7 brushes, and so pleased that I did. They all (7) brushes perform beautifully. Excellent value for money. I liked the small label inside the presentation boxes with the signature of the craftsperson who made the brushes by hand. Great Value. Thank You John Inkson (Wolverhampton, United Kingdom) on 11 Sep 2013
These set is a perfect value. I now believe that 7 series is the best of among all. If you buy it for yourself you don't care but a wooden box may make it better for a gift. Can Dogancan (Istanbul, Turkey) on 4 Sep 2012