This Hake Flat Wash Brush with Metal Ferrule can be used with a wide range of media, and is particularly well suited for ceramic art. The metal ferrule protects the sheep hair brushes roots - making it long lasting. It is 1 3/4 wide. Hake brushes are unique flat, wide brushes, ideal for applying media over large areas, for wash, sizing, gluing and more. The flat handle and the select soft hair give you excellent brush control. It's an indispensable tool when used on delicate and absorbent Oriental papers and on art and craft projects.