| I love this brush pen....
, December 20, 2013
I love this brush pen. I use it with water, not with fountain pen ink like the
previous reviewer. (Is it even meant to be used with fountain pen ink?) I
didn't experience any "oiliness" with the brush, and the spring and snap were
great. Sakura does make a full size version with more water carrying capacity.
These are fast becoming my favorite waterbrushes.
| I found these at Hobby...
, June 29, 2010
I found these at Hobby Lobby, and being a lover of brush pens, snapped up a
couple of different sizes. I loaded them with fountain pen ink for use as brush
pens, but unfortunately, I found them far inferior to the Niji/Kuretake water
brushes, or to the Pentel Pocket brush pen if a brush pen is what you want. The
bristles originally had a sort of oily texture, and they just didn't have the
proper snap and spring; when pressure against the paper bent the bristles, they
would tend to hold the bend and not spring back gracefully, so the tip would
drag around rather than floating in and out like a better-quality brush. It's
hard to describe, but was very noticeable. The cap does fit well, and the
compact size would be good for portability, but again, for a waterbrush, I
recommend Kuretake instead.