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Sailor DE Brush Stroke Style Calligraphy Fountain Pen - Navy Blue - Nib Angle 40 Degrees

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Sailor DE Brush Stroke Style Calligraphy Fountain Pen - Navy Blue - Nib Angle 40 Degrees - SAILOR 11-0127-740
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Description

Fude DE Mannen is a fountain pen whose special nib allows the user to write calligraphy-quality letters easily, even for individuals unskilled in the use of calligraphy and brush products. In Japan, pens like these are growing in popularity compared to traditional brush pens due to their more ergonomic grip and easier stroke. The pen is available in a high angled “Wakatake” nib (nib angle 55°) for fine lettering and a low angled “Kon” nib (nib angle 40°) for more bold lettering. The line weight changes depending on the angle of the pen.

By the way, the name “Fude de Mannnen” happens to be a play on words. In Japanese it sounds like “Fude” (brush pen) and “Mannen” (fountain pen), but can also sound like "this is a brush pen" if you use a regional accent. It is aptly named so because it blends the characteristics of a fountain pen and brush.

Writing sample courtesy of JetPens customer Josh Scruggs of 26symbols.com.


Specs
Model NumberSAILOR 11-0127-740
Shipping Weight0.80 oz
Body Color Dark Blue
Body Material Plastic
Cartridge-Compatible Yes
Clippable No
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Calligraphy, Angled Nib
Grip Material Plastic
Mechanism Capped
Tip Material Metal

Reviews
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  I have both the green..., June 1, 2013
By cathubb - See all my reviews
I have both the green (55 degree bended nib) and the blue (40 degree) versions of this pen and really enjoy them both. I use the Sailor nano black waterproof ink and it works well. With a tilt of the pen, the line can go to very fine to broad and back, so very good for drawing, like carrying two pens at once except even more convenient since you don't have to keep switching them. The large cartridge chamber actually holds TWO cartridges, one in use and a spare, so the pen is extra-good for traveling. In my experience, the pens start right up even after sitting for a couple of weeks, so nib dry-out isn't an issue as it is with so many pens.

I like both the green (55 degree) and the blue (40 degree) versions of this pen, but I lean slightly to using the blue more often. I've read comments by other artists who lean the other way, toward the green one. You would need to try both and see for yourself.

In any case, if you like to sketch on the go, grab one of these and some nano black cartridges (or your own preference) and a good journal (like Stillman and Birn zeta or beta seeries) and have yourself some fun. If you use a waterproof ink like the nano black, you can add watercolors later.