I bought one of those Raphael 8404 brushes the other week. I’m hardly a tool nerd but I’ve been using brushes more recently and I wanted to invest in a few nice ones. My Series 7 (which cost more than the Raphael) split the week I bought it and left me skeptical of the manufacturing quality, but so far this one has been a pleasure. Baby’s first professional brush! So far it’s mainly been linework, but here’s some experimenting with watercolor doodles.