March 29, 2012
As always, when I buy from JetPens, this pen arrived very quickly after I
The other reviews of this pen have focused on writing and haven't been that
favorable, but as an artist who sketches out in the field I think it is just
fabulous! I can get very fine and very fat lines all from one pen by changing
the angle of the nib. I've tried many different kinds of pens and have never
quite been satisfied with what I'm able to do with any given tool. This pen has
changed all of that and I'm really not sure how I've survived as an artist all
these years without one!
I would have given it a perfect rating but for one thing and that is it's
miniscule ink reservoir. I've used the same reservoir in my Sailor HighAce Neo
Beginner's fountain pen and have had to carry ink with me when I'm out sketching
because, even with that fine nib, I can't finish an 8 x 5 inch sketch with the
ink available. The Sailor DE Brush Stroke Pen uses far more ink because of it's
ability to make fat lines and, thus, runs out much faster. The pen body is quite
long -- it would be great to have a reservoir that would easily fit in it and
allow for more drawing time before stopping to refuel.
I have small hands and was worried that the fuller body might be a problem for
me but it's very light-weight and has been easy to use.
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