i'm not sure how to rate this pen yet. i used the pentel pocket brush for years,
it got a TON of use and i really put it through its paces. eventually, the tip
lost it point and i decided to move on instead of replacing it. my biggest
complaint about the pentel was the ink. i eventually had to buy specific paper
to keep the ink from feathering.
moving on to the kuretaka was a big step because i'm used to more disposable
materials. i figured i'd take the plunge if it was durable and from what i could
gather everyone seems to love it. immediately, i liked the ink more. the sable
hair tip is even more like using a real brush (which i still use) than the
here's my complaint though. only had the pen for a few months and the tip is
already garbage. it no longer gives the thin lines i like, like old blown-out
brushes. i don't know. pretty disappointed. not too thrilled about forking out
another $30 + to get a new tip when i've only had a few months, especially since
the pen is nearly $70.