Swan feather, nickel-plated brass or natural quill ferrule, raw birch wood handle.
Feather length (approx.): 23mm
Feather width (approx.): 3mm
Part brush and part quill, and somewhat closer to a pen, this brush is made from that most ancient precursor to the brush - the feather itself. Like a Phoenix from the flames, Vaishali revives this archaic brushmaking technique to produce her Fire brushes. Each brush is made with a single feather. In the absence of magic Phoenix birds, the Fire brushes are made from swan feathers.
This brush draws a sinuous, winding line and packs a powerful performance in the shape of sharp strokes that are at first wispy, then fierce. The Fire logo is based on the ancient Chinese character for Fire.
In England, the swan is a royal bird and all swans belong to the Queen, so the feathers may not be plucked - we wait until the shedding season so the feathers can be picked up by hand. Thus our Fire brushes are made seasonally and in limited quantities only. Bear in mind that the feathers are in their natural state - please do allow for some variation from brush to brush as each one is truly unique.
The Fire brush is available in two types of ferrule:
The Quill ferrule (made from the base of the swan feather) needs expertise and delicacy of handling, so comes with a learning curve to produce a calligraphic line.
The Metal ferrule allows for slightly easier manipulation.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SEASONAL ITEM AND MAY TAKE UP TO SIX WEEKS TO SUPPLY. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO ORDER THIS ITEM.