Zen Series 83 is comprised of a blend of soft and stiff synthetic hair and soft natural hair. These brushes are ideal for watercolor, inks, and fluid acrylics. They are the perfect ombination of softness and strength, designed to hold generous amounts of water and color. Great resilience ensures delicate or bold strokes can be made easily. The silver ultra-metallic ABS handles can soak in water without swelling, cracking, or chipping and offer a beveled scraper edge for highlighting, burnishing, scraping, and color removal.