Average Customer Review
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
Hello, and a wonderfull...
, November 16, 2008
Hello, and a wonderfull (whatever daytime you might be reading this...)
Interesting, for such an infamous pen with these fast de- and increasing numbers
in any shops, that I am the first to write a short review here... nice.
The Kuretake DT140-13C is one of the better Bruspens I have used.
It's nylon bristles range, in flexibilitx and resiliency between the Kuretake
Phys Waterbrush Pens and the Pentel FP10 GFKP Brush Pen.
The Bristles spring back to a sharp point, but sometimes it needs a short while
with the pen closed, before it's tip is sharp again for working on crisp lines,
especially after filling in larger areas, which stresses the bristles a lot.
After nearly two months and 8 used cartridges, the tip looks quite like new, so
the possibility to buy spare/replacement tips/nibs is great and counts as a
plus, but it is not necessary too often, a second plus.
The Pen closes with a wonderfull clicking sound, and you can feel the
"reistance" of the pen while closing the cap, so you know it is "closed" and
tight. It gives you a good feeling about the bristles not getting too much air
and drying out.
The Barrel and Cap are made out of Aluminium it seems, it seems more durable in
feel and more elegant in look than the Pentel GFKP. Maybe thus the price is so
The Pen is very lightweight, more lightweight than the Pentel GFKP, could be a
little heavier, depending on the user, it's up to you whether this is good or
The Price is very moderate for a pen of this quality.
The Ink is a very dark and saturated black, watersoluble and even after drying
not waterproof. If you want to make washes or use aquarellistic colours on your
paintings, do it before using the Kuretake-ink, and you will be fine.
Kuretake DT140-13C only gets four of five stars because I prefer natural sable
bristles, more stable, more sharp lines, and a better control of the line, like
on the Kuretake DV140-40 oder DV140-50.
Anyway, it is still one of the best brush pens I have ever had the luck to own,
thanks to JetPens. ^_^
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
Disclaimer: I have not...
, February 19, 2011
Disclaimer: I have not used many true brush pens. All of my experience up to now
has been Pigma microns or whatever their brush line was and Faber Castell Pitt
Pens (Which I still have a crush on).
That said, moving to this pen from the felt brushes was like rediscovering
drawing. And this brush is certainly good, or at least not bad. Both the
convenience of free flowing ink and the expression of actual bristles.
Oh and the pen it self looks quite spiff.
If you're scared of the price, you can always get the Kuretake no.8, but the
no.13 is quite nice, I think. I'm certainly going to be using the heck out of
I might get a black one and put the platinum carbon ink in it just to have one
with water (and marker!) proof ink, so I'm not limited to putting down brush
strokes after I'm done coloring.
Would buy again.
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
I really like the red...
, August 18, 2011
I really like the red finish, as it sets it apart from other pens. The brush is
very responsive, and the ink that comes with it is a very nice black.
Lovely for Cartooning!
, August 15, 2013
Lovely for Cartooning!
As a self professed drawing tool junkie, I'm always looking out for the latest
in brush pens. I just received the red Kuretaki No. 13 in the mail. Firstly,
allow me to give JetPens a rave. I ordered the pen and two packs of Platinum
Carbon Ink on a Monday and had it in hand that Thursday. Thanks for the quick
service! Now onward to thine review..
The pen arrived nicely packaged, looking very handsome in its window box. It
includes a box of Kuretake's own ink cartridges, which I haven't actually tried
out yet, as I opted to install one of the Platinum cartridges instead. I've read
where the Platinum ink dries darker than the ink supplied with the pen. The
cartridge snapped in place easily, and I put the pen down for a few to let the
ink load the brush tip. After about five minutes, I took off the cap to find
the white nylon brushes now nice and glossy black. Before putting it to paper, I
placed my former fave brush pen, a Pentel GFKP, next to the Kuretake to compare
astheatics. The Pentel, while mad cute in its own rounded way, looked quite
unsophisticated next to the red metal bling of the Kuretake. Just wanted to
emphasize that it's a very sexy pen.
I drew some quick sketches with the Pentel first. Great feel as always. Then I
tried out the Kuretake. Similar in feel to the Pentel, but I was able to get
sharper, more defined strokes due to the shorter tip. I felt instantly
comfortable feathering quick thin to thick to thin strokes. That's when I
noticed the biggest advantage the Kuretake has over the Pentel. When I make
quick strokes with the Pentel, I get that damned dry brush look. With the
Kuretake, I have to flick it pretty fast until I get dry brush. For me, these
two factors make the Kuretake worth the heftier price tag. So far, it actually
is the best nylon brush pen I've come across, with the Pentel a very close
second. I can see using the Pentel to fill larger areas of black and for broader
line work, where the Kuretake would be used for the smaller details.
In my experience, nothing beats a true sable brush, so a fancy-shmancy Kaimei or
Kuretake true sable hair brush pen will be my next win. In the meantime, the
Kuretake No. 13 is doing me fine for everyday and on the go use. I will gladly
be ordering a black backup very soon.