In addition to the Bill Buchman Zen Series of large Sumi Brushes and the Zen "Classic" series of standard and fine sizes, Sumi Brushes is proud to offer a new unique Sumi brush series, the "Sensei" for master calligraphers and painters. The #3 Sensei ( formerly known just as the "Sensei") is made with a combination of sable and horse to produce a superb Sumi brush of unparalleled sensitivity and accuracy. Every Sumi practitioner will benefit from its qualities, as it offers an exceptional degree of delicacy and control. With its especially responsive point the Sensei 3 brush is explicitly designed for the Sumi painter, skilled calligrapher, or water media artist who requires a highly expressive and accurate brush for their fine oriental lettering, detailed Sumi paintings and watercolours. If this describes you, this brush is very likely to become be one of your favourite brushes. Hand-made by Japanese master craftsmen, this super high quality artist's brush represents a peak of Sumi brush craftsmanship and is made of carefully chosen sable woven into a handsome and durable lacquered wooden handle. It can be safely said that a Sumi brush of this uniquely fine quality has been unavailable in the US until now. All who explore the wonderful world of the Sumi brush will find that it naturally promotes an artistic mood of tranquilly and creativity. Brush dimensions: Total Length: 8 ¾"; Shaft: 7 & 1.6cm ; Head: 1 & 0.3cm ; Head Diameter: 1cm . Be sure to see the complete line of Bill Buchman Zen brushes, pens and DVD's on Amazon.