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Pentel Aquash Watercolor Brush Pen Refill - Pigment Ink - Light Black - PENTEL XFRHR-N
  I'm a stupid schmuck..., July 19, 2010
I'm a stupid schmuck :D
IT IS STILL IN STOCK. That part about hard to navigate.. Just did a search and it is categorized under "Brush Pens ยป Pentel Aquash Watercolor Brushes & Crayons". Oh well I'm glad.
Pentel Aquash Watercolor Brush Pen Refill - Pigment Ink - Light Black - PENTEL XFRHR-N
  I'm sorry to see that..., July 19, 2010
I'm sorry to see that you have stopped carrying this (the brush pen itself), or if it has been discontinued. Was looking to try it - reading it is waterproof perked my interest, but I can see why people didn't jump on it, especially with the possible confusion towards the Pentel standard which also had a grey refill and that these parts were kind of hard to navigate on Jetpens if I remember correctly, when the brush pen was in stock.
Kuretake No. 8 Fountain Brush Pen - KURETAKE DP150-8B
  I just wanted to add..., July 16, 2010
I just wanted to add to my earlier review favouring this brushpen over the Pentel standard. I am not bought or a Jetpen goon, but I do not want to misrepresent something good. Having used the Pentel more underlines my initial impression of both having their uses, but even more I love them equally now. In short, try both: Kuriyaki no.8 = rounded soft controllability, Pentel Standard = rustic squared off lines and snappy elasticity.
Kuretake No. 8 Fountain Brush Pen - KURETAKE DP150-8B
  I do so hope that this..., March 4, 2010
I do so hope that this gets noticed in the sea of (Kuretake especially) brush pens available, because I will need another one (or five) once mine wears out. It's basically a long pointy and fair haired high quality synthetic brush plugged into a well-fed pen, like a proper brush that never runs out. No squeeze necessary. The body is very snazzy in a utilitarian functional way, it doesen't show in the pic but it's like a slightly metallic cold brown with a subtle shift towards red/pink. The cap has three raised ridges to stop it from rolling (nice attention to detail). The elongated barrel is comfortable and does make it more brushlike, a normal pen body would probably have affected its usability negatively. It weighs next to nothing like it should. I use it for art, and having only plugged in a Pentel Standard super fine for a short spin (with the hideous off-blue black ink bundled with it so maybe I'm not objective) I easily prefer this over that for my own uses which is typical fine art ink drawings - think tapered clouds with brush cross hatching or comics/illustrations with rustic patterns and textures. I think both have their use and I really haven't fully evaluated the Pentel yet so dont hesitate to try either, but this is a comparably soft (but still perky elastic) brush with which only your dexterity, pace and handling is the limit to how fine and expressive a stroke you can make with it. The Pentel felt more stubby. Works great with Platinum carbon ink cartridges and like noted the flow can be everything from somewhat dry to wet depending on how you store it, how much you lace on with it, if you shake it to get the flow going and so on. I recommend to store it horizontally laying down.
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