I wanted to post again after having used this pen for over a year now. Again I
have to say it is the best brush pen I have found. I have used about everyone
offered on this site, and some other random and cheap ones I have found other
places. I also have been using platinum carbon ink in it as opposed to the
regular kuretake that it comes with, and I find it works better this way. I
recommend this pen to anyone.
So far I my opinion of this ink is pretty positive from using it ink in a brush
pen. The dropper is pretty handy, the ink is very dark and applies and flows
through the pen smoothly. The bottle is much bigger then what I assumed from the
pictures, I should be able to refill my ink cartridges for awhile on this one
bottle. I would say it was def worth $19 if your looking for a very deep black
As for the free fountain pen.. it is a very inexpensive pen. I am not sure why
the poster previously is not rating the product on the ink itself but the free
gift that comes with it? There is a small rubber gasket around the pen where it
unscrews to fill the ink, turning it too tight can break the seal and permit the
ink to leak, I noticed it when filling it for the 1st time... probably what
happened to them. Kinda like a to tight oil filter.
I just received my Kuretake no. 40 and have to agree with the previous poster.
The difference the natural brush made is apparent from the first stroke. The
level of control and detail it gives is very high. I do not use them for art so
I can not comment on using them to draw, only for writing kanji as I am learning
Japanese. I have used chearp felt tips, decent synthetic nylons, and now this
sable hair. Definately a very nice brush pen, very simple an elegant in style as
well. I do not find it very heavy at all either, but sticking on the cap on the
back end in use does add a bit of weight to it.
And thank you to Jet Pens for supplying us with all these great products and on
the fast service on all my orders.