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Refilling the Daiso fountain pen

A few months ago I made an important discovery: international long and short standard ink refill cartridges fit the Daiso brand fountain pen.

Daiso brand refills for the fountain pen alongside Waterman inks in international long/short cartridges.

Daiso brand refills for the fountain pen alongside Waterman inks in international long/short cartridges.

This is great to know because Daiso stores are pretty inconsistent as far as what they stock regularly. What’s there one week might be gone the next, never to be seen again. My local Daiso store has had their fountain pen in stock pretty consistently for the last year or so, but it’s always sort of a surprise. I always expect it to be gone.

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Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pen

I like being able to add grey tone to my pen sketches sometimes, so in addition to regular black brush pens, I’m always on the lookout for good grey brush pens.

Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pen -- mouse gray

Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pen — mouse gray

Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens come in a variety of colors, but to start off, at least, I was only interested in their grey.

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Kuretake no. 14 brush pen

As I’ve said, Kuretake’s brush pen numbering scheme really makes no sense. The Kuretake #13 is a cartridge-filled, synthetic hair brush, but the Kuretake #14 is a disposable felt tip, nevermind that Kuretake has several un-numbered lines of disposable felt tips??

Kuretake #14 brush pen.

Kuretake #14 brush pen.

But whatever. Every brush pen’s worth a go, yeah?

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Sailor Profit brush pen

Predictably, I picked up the Sailor Profit brush pen not long after the last post, and it arrived faster than expected!

Sailor Profit brush pen.

Sailor Profit brush pen.

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The Pentel pocket brush is still my favourite

I finally got a new Pentel pocket brush a few months ago. My old Pentel’s brush tip stopped snapping back to a good point after about five years of usage, and it was so, so refreshing to experience and remember again how amazing the brush is with a fresh tip is.

Even the Pentel pocket brush with the ruined tip works pretty well, tbh.

Even the Pentel pocket brush with the ruined tip works pretty well, tbh.

Even after playing around with “nicer” synthetic hair brush pens like the Kuretake #13 and sable hair  brush pens like the Kuretake #40, I think the Pentel pocket brush might still be my favourite non-felt tip brush pen.

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