I heard about this pen...
, March 23, 2013
I heard about this pen from a professional artist who uses it constantly for
sketching. So I purchased one here (where else?) to see how it compares with a
brush pen or a waterbrush.
Now I see what the fuss is about! With a minimal turn of the wrist, you can
transition from drawing a fine line to drawing a very thick line that looked
almost 3 mm thick. The Sailor nano black ink is lightfast and waterproof, so
you can wash over the lines with colors if you want. The Sailor cartridge is
fairly capacious, more so than the tiny international ones, or a converter could
be used for bottled ink. The cartridge makes a lot of sense for traveling
The unusual length of the barrel is not only comfortable in the hand, but it
hides a nifty secret: you can put a spare cartridge in there behind the one in
use. In fact, the pen comes with two cartridges (I assume not the nano black)
in it. Can you say road trip convenience?
I don't write in Asian characters, so I can't say how this pen works for those -
sounds pretty popular - but it is both fun and practical for drawing.