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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

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Designed with control in mind, Trekell’s Onyx brushes unite precision with unhampered flow, all without the fear of flare outs. These brushes come on a 6" short, black and silver-lacquered handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules. Not the qualities you expect from synthetic bristles, right? And yet, like Trekell’s other synthetic brushes, an Onyx mimics nature incredibly well. We bet you can’t tell that these weren’t once part of a squirrel. So, the only difference is price. So, watercolorists, why wait? An Onyx brush will soak up what you need and paint exactly what you want. 

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Quill Mop - 8000 Series

The quill mop is perfect for watercolors and laying large washes. The synthetic squirrel hair can retain a lot of liquid. Thanks to that trait and its unique shape, such as its precision point, a quill mop provides creative artists with a number of options. This brush is on a short handle.

Size Width Length MSRP Price Quantity
10/0 7/32 13/16 $18.64 $14.91
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5/0 1/4 7/8 $20.09 $13.07
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0 11/32 1 1/8 $26.10 $20.88
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1 3/8 1 3/16 $29.62 $23.70
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2 13/32 1 1/4 $32.54 $26.03
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10/0-2 Complete Brush Set $127.00 $91.44
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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Quill Mop - 8000 Series

10/0
7/32
13/16
$18.64
$14.91

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Quill Mop - 8000 Series

5/0
1/4
7/8
$20.09
$13.07

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Quill Mop - 8000 Series

0
11/32
1 1/8
$26.10
$20.88

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Quill Mop - 8000 Series

1
3/8
1 3/16
$29.62
$23.70

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Quill Mop - 8000 Series

2
13/32
1 1/4
$32.54
$26.03

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Quill Mop - 8000 Series

10/0-2
Complete
Brush Set
$127.00
$91.44

Round - 8010 Series

The hallmark of a round brush is its shape, which is why it needs to keep that shape at all costs. Made from synthetic squirrel, this brush is a natural when it comes to watercolors, deftly handling the medium with an uncommon elan.  This brush is on a short handle.

Size Width Length MSRP Price Quantity
0 1/16 5/16 $7.53 $6.02
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2 3/32 7/16 $8.38 $6.70
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4 1/8 9/16 $9.59 $7.67
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6 11/64 11/16 $10.74 $8.60
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8 7/32 7/8 $13.17 $10.54
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10 1/4 1 1/16 $15.97 $12.77
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12 5/16 1 1/4 $19.49 $15.59
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14 3/8 1 5/16 $21.91 $17.53
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0-14 Complete Brush Set $106.78 $76.88
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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

0
1/16
5/16
$7.53
$6.02

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

2
3/32
7/16
$8.38
$6.70

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

4
1/8
9/16
$9.59
$7.67

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

6
11/64
11/16
$10.74
$8.60

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

8
7/32
7/8
$13.17
$10.54

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

10
1/4
1 1/16
$15.97
$12.77

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

12
5/16
1 1/4
$19.49
$15.59

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

14
3/8
1 5/16
$21.91
$17.53

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Round - 8010 Series

0-14
Complete
Brush Set
$106.78
$76.88

Bright - 8011 Series

The shorter, more evenly-shaped hairs of bright brushes can easily control heavy and thick applications of paint. A bright brush's shape, a flat-end with a rounder-midsection, allows it to create either strong or sharp lines depending on the technique. Commonly used in landscape painting or when painting atop paint. This brush is on a short handle.

Size Width Length MSRP Price Quantity
0 1/16 5/16 $7.77 $6.22
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2 1/8 5/16 $8.62 $6.90
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4 3/16 3/8 $9.92 $7.92
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6 1/4 7/16 $11.05 $8.84
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8 5/16 1/2 $12.81 $10.25
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10 3/8 9/16 $15.05 $12.04
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0-10 Complete Brush Set $65.20 $46.94
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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Bright - 8011 Series

0
1/16
5/16
$7.77
$6.22

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Bright - 8011 Series

2
1/8
5/16
$8.62
$6.90

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Bright - 8011 Series

4
3/16
3/8
$9.92
$7.92

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Bright - 8011 Series

6
1/4
7/16
$11.05
$8.84

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Bright - 8011 Series

8
5/16
1/2
$12.81
$10.25

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Bright - 8011 Series

10
3/8
9/16
$15.05
$12.04

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Bright - 8011 Series

0-10
Complete
Brush Set
$65.20
$46.94

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

The oval shape of this wash brush can produce soft-edged lines. Like its Trekell mop and wash cousins, an oval wash can also hold on to its share of liquid. This brush is on a short handle.

Size Width Length MSRP Price Quantity
1/8" 1/8 21/32 $6.74 $5.39
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1/4" 1/4 25/32 $8.80 $7.04
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3/8" 3/8 7/8 $11.29 $9.03
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1/2" 1/2 63/64 $14.69 $11.75
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5/8" 5/8 1 13/64 $20.21 $16.17
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3/4" 3/4 1 23/64 $26.29 $21.03
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1" 1 1 35/64 $34.06 $27.24
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1/8" - 1" Complete Brush Set $122.08 $87.90
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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

1/8"
1/8
21/32
$6.74
$5.39

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

1/4"
1/4
25/32
$8.80
$7.04

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

3/8"
3/8
7/8
$11.29
$9.03

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

1/2"
1/2
63/64
$14.69
$11.75

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

5/8"
5/8
1 13/64
$20.21
$16.17

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

3/4"
3/4
1 23/64
$26.29
$21.03

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

1"
1
1 35/64
$34.06
$27.24

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Oval Wash - 8020 Series

1/8" - 1"
Complete
Brush Set
$122.08
$87.90

Filbert - 8021 Series

The filbert's medium to long hairs form a soft oval that's tapered at the end, a perfect shape for figurative blending and working within tight areas. The filbert is also a master of flow, making smooth lines look rounded. This brush is on a short handle.

Size Width Length MSRP Price Quantity
0 1/16 5/16 $8.01 $6.41
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2 1/8 5/16 $8.86 $7.09
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4 3/16 7/16 $10.20 $8.16
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6 1/4 1/2 $11.41 $9.13
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8 5/16 9/16 $13.17 $10.54
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10 3/8 5/8 $15.48 $12.38
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0 - 10 Complete Brush Set $67.14 $48.34
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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Filbert - 8021 Series

0
1/16
5/16
$8.01
$6.41

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Filbert - 8021 Series

2
1/8
5/16
$8.86
$7.09

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Filbert - 8021 Series

4
3/16
7/16
$10.20
$8.16

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Filbert - 8021 Series

6
1/4
1/2
$11.41
$9.13

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Filbert - 8021 Series

8
5/16
9/16
$13.17
$10.54

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Filbert - 8021 Series

10
3/8
5/8
$15.48
$12.38

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Filbert - 8021 Series

0 - 10
Complete
Brush Set
$67.14
$48.34

Dagger - 8045 Series

A dagger brush's unique shape — a rising edge that terminates into a knife-like point — gives it the ability to lay down small, sharp lines. Painting hair is one of many use cases. It's also adept at creating teardrop-styled shapes such as petals effortlessly. This brush is on a short handle.

Size Width Length MSRP Price Quantity
1/8" 1/8 5/16 - 23/32 $8.13 $6.51
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1/4" 1/4 13/32 - 27/32 $10.81 $8.64
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3/8" 3/8 1/2- 1 5/16 $12.93 $10.34
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1/2" 1/2 5/8 - 1 5/8 $17.42 $13.94
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1/8" - 1/2" Complete Brush Set $49.29 $35.49
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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Dagger - 8045 Series

1/8"
1/8
5/16 - 23/32
$8.13
$6.51

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Dagger - 8045 Series

1/4"
1/4
13/32 - 27/32
$10.81
$8.64

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Dagger - 8045 Series

3/8"
3/8
1/2- 1 5/16
$12.93
$10.34

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Dagger - 8045 Series

1/2"
1/2
5/8 - 1 5/8
$17.42
$13.94

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Dagger - 8045 Series

1/8" - 1/2"
Complete
Brush Set
$49.29
$35.49

Script - 8055 Series

The script brush's long hairs are formed into a narrow point. Tasks requiring delicate details, such as highlighting, outlining, and lettering, are in this brush's wheelhouse because its paint-carrying capacity also allows for long, unbroken strokes. Supposedly named for its original use: painting ships' rigging. This brush is on a short handle.

Size Width Length MSRP Price Quantity
10/0 1/32 9/16 $5.65 $4.52
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5/0 1/32 9/16 $5.71 $4.57
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0 1/16 13/16 $5.89 $4.71
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2 3/32 5/16 $6.07 $4.86
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10/0 - 2 Complete Brush Set $23.31 $16.78
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Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Script - 8055 Series

10/0
1/32
9/16
$5.65
$4.52

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Script - 8055 Series

5/0
1/32
9/16
$5.71
$4.57

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Script - 8055 Series

0
1/16
13/16
$5.89
$4.71

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Script - 8055 Series

2
3/32
5/16
$6.07
$4.86

Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6" Short Handle

Script - 8055 Series

10/0 - 2
Complete
Brush Set
$23.31
$16.78
Customer Reviews
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SA
07/19/2022
shannon A.
United States United States

Onyx Brushes

These brushes are ideal for watercolor. They are great quality, hold a lot of liquid, and are durable enough to withstand my heavy hand.

JP
05/23/2022
Johann P.
United States United States

Great brushes!

I ordered them but all the brushes came broken, luckily Trekell sent a free replacement allowing me to test these wonderful brushes, definitely don't regret buying these.

Trekell Art Supplies Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6 Short Handle Review
MG
05/05/2022
Meriza G.
United States United States

The Onyx Brush is Gorgeous!

I bought the oval brush for the first time and I love it! Although it is a learning curve to try to control the flow of paint, I became quite fond of it quickly as I learned to control the brush better with practice. I love the wide-angle and pointed tip as it helps combine two common watercolor techniques: washes and small detailing! I've had it for over a year now and the brush's stability has been maintained so far and it is easy to clean with the brush cleaner. Highly recommend this brush for beginner and experienced watercolor artists! It is one of my top 5 brushes.

Trekell Art Supplies Onyx - Synthetic Squirrel - 6 Short Handle Review
CC
03/25/2022
Christine C.
United States United States

Sandy's jealous

These Onyx brushes are so thirsty! A joy to use either full of watercolor or doing a bit of blending with practically dry brush.

JS
03/22/2022
JoEllen S.
United States United States

tiny brush

The brushes were much smaller than anticipated - make sure you look carefully at the dimensions.

DD
03/16/2022
Danielle D.
United States United States

Onyx synthetic squirrel brush

I love this brush for it's versatility. I use it for washes and loose flowers. It saves me from swapping brushes and I don't have to reload as much.