This Hake brush is made of soft sheep hair and is made thick to provide a firm touch. It produces a wide variety of background effects and can be snapped apart to make a smaller brush. The handle is made of bamboo. It is 1 1/2 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. Its an indispensable tool when used on delicate and absorbent Oriental papers and on art and craft projects.