MACK BROWN KAZAN QUILL - SERIES 179-179L
179-179L Have the FINEST BROWN (Kazan Squirrel Hair). Both are made in France and Germany. The 179 have attached Plain Wood Handles. The 179L have attached Red Laquered Handles. Both the 179 and 179L are a little softer than the grey quill.
The 189-189L Grey (Talahoutky) lettering quill are both made in France and Germany. The 189 has a Plain Wood Handle, the 189L has a black laquered handle. The grey hair is more durable than the brown, and also has more snap than the brown.