Take basting to the next level with the Carlisle 12 inch 45 degrees Sparta® Flat Brush (4037400). This brush uses boar hair bristles that have been twice boiled and bleached for an even distribution of sauces and spices. The bristles are also nonabsorbent, so more of the sauce stays on the food and not in the brush. The handle is made from lacquered hardwood for a nice appearance, great durability, and a superb grip. The Carlisle - 4037400 - 12 inch 45 degrees Sparta® Flat Brush can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees.