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FYI: While this brush...
October 27, 2008
FYI: While this brush pen refill will screw on the barrels of both the Kuretake No. 8 and No. 13 Fountain brush pens, the cap of the No. 8 will not fit tightly over this refill. The brush tip part of the. No 8 has a wider flange at the base and is marked by a silver ring. The No. 13 has a gold ring near the brush tip. Given their price points, it would make more sense to buy an entirely new No. 8 fountain pen and use this refill only for the No. 13.
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I use this Kuretake No....
July 2, 2014
I use this Kuretake No. 13 brush fountain pen front section only these days. I originally bought the whole pen years and years ago, but as the body portion of the pen has been taken over by the No. 40 nib I bought, I was left with this front brush section alone.

The Kuretake cartridges seat firmly onto the feed, so I don't even require the body portion. Instead, I now have a short pen with lots of control thanks to the cartridge's snug fit. You can just use the plastic cap that it comes with as its permanent cap, buy some cartridges, and you will have a compact pen, if you're comfortable not having a pen body to screw the section into. I personally have had no problems without the body; the cartridges really do fit that well. But just to ensure you don't have any ink-accidents, I still wouldn't recommend carrying this around anywhere other than inside your chosen bag or sketch kit.

As for function, there's a wide variety of line widths you can produce with added pressure, and the marks left with quick strokes have a nice broken look, while slow strokes with give you smooth, solid lines.
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Love the idea I can replace...
December 1, 2015
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Love the idea I can replace the pen brushes, I beat the hell out of them so it's a good thing I have forgiveness.
Great tool!...
October 12, 2015
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Great tool!
long time user, this...
May 29, 2015
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long time user, this pen is the best.
This brush pen might...
December 30, 2014
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This brush pen might just be one of the greatest pens I own. I have had the pen for 2 years (or so) and finally needed to replace the tip. I popped it in with a brand-new ink cartridge and I was off and running again. I am so glad that this replacement tip exists, otherwise I would have to buy the pen all over again.
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