From the broad strokes used to apply base coats to the precision required for perfecting the finishing touches, ox hair brushes offer rod builders great versatility in brush stroke. The bristles are strong, yet silky to the touch. Ox hair is more rigid and springier than red sable, but not as stiff as natural bristle. Perfect for spreading on thick coats of rod finish and getting in close for fine details. Clean with brush cleaner and reuse.