blue squirrel hair, seamless ferrule (= drawn brass tube, nickel-plated), short wooden handle, exposed hair length is 55 mm, total length is 135 mm, protective cap, w = diameter of ferrule
This da Vinci striper with extra-long squirrel hairs makes the application of long decorative lines much easier to do and precludes the necessity of putting the brush down (to get more paint?). One special application for this special brush is "pinstriping", which refers to the stripes that are often used as decoration on motorcycles and cars in order to accentuate their contours.
Squirrel hairs come from the tails of Canadian and Russian (Siberian) squirrels - they are not as elastic and durable as the Kolinsky red sable hairs but do have the ability to take up and store large amounts of liquid: for this reason they are often found in so-called "mops" brushes (washing) whereby this feature is put to its best use. The highest quality squirrel hairs are the blue and Kazan versions.