|Model Number||PILOT SPN-15KK-AG|
|Body Color||Light Green|
|Diameter - Grip||11 mm|
|Diameter - Max||13 mm|
|Length - Capped||10.8 cm|
|Length - Posted||12.9 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||9.1 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Light Green|
|Tip Length||6 mm|
July 13, 2014
I converted this guy...
I converted this guy into an eyedropper and put my own ink in (Private Reserve Avocado, by the way, which I don't recommend with regular fountain pens, as I've had clogging issues). The combo seems to be a match made in heaven! The ink wicked right down into the brush nib and I was able to use it with full softness of the nib within five minutes.
When I used the ink cartridge that came with my black Pilot Petit Fude, it took forever to get the ink to wick down into the brush, and it remained stiff for quite awhile, a couple days if I recall correctly.
These are great writers as well as sketching tools, and you can get some interesting effects when you use a waterbrush or regular wetted brush with them. And despite being small, posting the cap gives the Pilot Petits a good length to work with.
August 26, 2013
I had never used a brush...
I had never used a brush pen until I bought this little guy, and, I have to say, playing with this pen is a blast!
It inspired me to create a whole new writing system for one of my ConLangs just so I could give my fictional culture an excuse to invent and use brush pens.
The only downside I can find to this pen is how thirsty it is. I used up the entire cartridge of ink in two days of light/moderate writing. Luckily, it can be easily converted into an eyedropper pen with a little bit of silicone grease. Definitely worth the couple bucks and change!
April 23, 2013
For the price, this is...
For the price, this is a terrific little refillable brush pen! I keep one in each of my sketch kits--they are good for expressive lines from broad to very fine, and are compact enough to take anywhere. Like all the Pilot Petit pens I've tried, they are very reliable. And, a big plus is that they are refillable--I can put whatever fountain pen ink I want in the cartridge, and because the pen body is transparent, you can see how much ink you have left. For people worried about the small size (which I like), the pen cap posts, which makes the pen standard length. I think these are a terrific addition to any artist's kit (and they're fun, too!).