Grey Brush Pen
– Handwritten Review –
- Description: A nice brush pen, made for highlighting, but gets really nice line variation and gradient.
- Point: Fine, artificial brush tip
- Material: Plastic with clear ink window
- Refillable: Yes
I’ve been having so much fun with this thing, you have no idea. It’s almost like a flex nib fountain pen, but has a smoother feel. It’s definitely a different writing experience than what I’m used to. It’s such a far way off from my normal fountain pens or gel pens, but playing around with the Kuretake Fudegokochi lead me to pick up a bunch more brush pens to play around with. I don’t know what prompted me to get the grey version, but I’m glad that I did. The line width is a bit thicker than the “superfine” version, but not quite up there with the medium sized brushes I’ve used before.
For around $3.00, the pen writes great. The brush tip has great control and getting the line width you want only takes minimal getting used to. The entire barrel is full of grey ink, and the pen will last a while. There’s a large ink window so there’s no guessing how much you have left inside. The pen body feels like a standard rollerball, visible feed and all. The clip is nothing crazy, but it is metal (as opposed to plastic). My favorite thing about the Kuretake Fudegokochi is the many different writing styles that are possible. My regular small caps looks great with the variation, as does more ornamental cursive. If you haven’t tried a brush pen, and like flex nibs, I highly recommend checking it out.
- Unique writing experience
- Gives great line variation and gradient
- Cheap for what it is
- Good tip control – the line width is easily controlled by pressure
- Availability (it’s currently and often sold out on JetPens.com)