These brushes were designed by Kevin James Bennett, and it shows! The PERFECT blending brush that works with a variety of mediums. Ultra soft bristles with a durable design. With proper care, this brush will last for years. I have all of the brushes in this line, but this particular brush is my favorite out of all of them. The handle is comfortable and the perfect length for working artists. A great cruelty-free dupe for the 217. I also find this brush very easy to clean. Buy multiples if you can.