I bought this pen from...
August 17, 2016
I bought this pen from JP about 5 years ago. After a while I stopped using it
because of filling the ink and getting the flow I wanted was to much trouble, so
just went back to regular brushes.
One day I wanted to brush some line work, but didn't want to ink up a brush,
then have to wash it out. This reminded me that my Pentel had a cap, and the
brush was empty. So I dipped it in some Higgins and did the lines, and replaced
the cap without the cleanup.
A few days later, I pulled off the cap to test it out... no problem. The ink
flow was fine.
After this, I've been using it to do a lot of work by dipping in various inks I
use. This way, I can use any ink I wish on the fly, and not worry about cleanup
unless going from dark to light.
The brush handles well and I'm happy with the line work. I'm thinking about
ordering the Xtra Fine now. This one can do some pretty fine lines, but the
action is a bit quick for my hand.
4 stars because I really don't care for the soft squeeze handle. I find that
dipping does very well for my work.