A plastic barrel, cartridge-fill pen at Daiso’s typical price of $1.50, I was especially eager to try it out after the Rosso Bianco turned out to be a rebranded original Daiso fountain pen.
The “regular” Daiso fountain pen has been in my rotation for a few years now. It’s honestly one of my favourite pens.
So when Daiso added a whole tray of new fountain pens, marked at a premium of $5, I was honestly not too inclined. The other fountain pen is still available for $1.50; how much better could a $5 one be? It’s more than three times the price, but will it be more than three times the quality? I was doubtful and held out for a couple of months, but eventually. Eventually. Curiosity got the better of me.
A familiar story: I needed a few extra bucks of stuff to get free shipping on Amazon, so I searched for brush pens and grabbed a cheap one I hadn’t tried before.
No? No one else does this? It’s just me? Well, that’s how I ended up with the Ohuhu Calligraphy Brush, the first piston-fill brush pen I’ve ever encountered.
A few months ago I made an important discovery: international long and short standard ink refill cartridges fit the Daiso brand fountain pen.
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.