What is a Wire-Tied Quill?
A Quill is any of the main wing or tail feathers of a bird.
In decorative painting, the quill of the feather of a goose or duck used as a ferrule to make fine, specialty brushes. The process of assembly is done by hand and labor-intensive.
Brushes with quills are preferred because the quill does not break the delicate hairs, as the edge of a metal ferrule sometimes does.
Also, a wire-tied quill ferrule can be tied much tighter than a machine crimped metal one. Therefore, you have the ability to use longer and a larger amount of hairs in the brush. Because of it’s expensive material and labor, quill brushes are saved for the most delicate and professional tools.
It is also possible to fix a brush or alter its shape easily with quill than a factory-made metal ferrule.
- A Chiqueteur (MB-09) brush demands a larger quill.
- The 3-header Pointed Brecher (MB-17)brush for marble has 3 individual quills neatly tucked into the wooden brush
- Smaller quills for smaller brushes.
- 2-Header Brecher brush for marble
- Brecher brushes for marble
- The Round Badger Softener – ultimate brush for softening