Dimensions: 5 1/2" Wide, 1 1/4" Thick (1 1/2 Thick at Base) (2 1/2" length handle)
Bristle Length: 1 1/4"
Horse hair bristles. Horse hair creates a much dense bristle than those made from palm trees. They are sturdier, heavier, with shorter bristle length and easier to handle. It is also softer to the touch, and suitable for using on delicate or thin washi.
Uses include beating, pounding, as well as pressing gently onto the surface being worked on.
Black lacquer is applied to the handle, creating a very simple and sophisticated look.
Handmade by Kobayashi Hake in Tokyo, Japan.