This is a Leonhardy Classic Series brush.??Short- red??fashioned handle- seamless silver ferrule-??made of high quality- golden synthetic fibers- ideal as a base brush for oil and acrylic painting. - Description from Manufacturer The??varLEONHARDY VPvar??brush manufactory- family owned since more than 100 years- is characterised by tradition and progress.In 1889- 15 brush manufacturers joined in N??rnberg under the governance of??Hans Leonhardy??to the VEREINIGTE PINSELFABRIKEN (VP). Since then- the company is owned and run by the Leonhardy Family. From the beginning-??varLeonhardy-VPvar??has been??producing a wide range of brushes to provide the right tool for all applications. With 120 years of experience in brush manufacturing and a young team of factory-trained brush makers- we still meet these requirements.