Our CSS Dark Ox Hair Varnishing Brush is made right here in the United States. The brush is made with fine, medium to dark colored Ox hair. The hair is 1/4" inch thick out of the ferrule and is 1-5/8" in length and hand cupped to a square edge. The hair of this brush is about 25%thicker at the tip then our light Ox hair varnish brush listed above. The hair is set in a stainless steel ferrule mounted on a clear lacquered wood handle.