Working on a thing and I wanted to hand letter stuff, as usual.
I forgot HOW GREAT the Kuretake #33 was for calligraphy. The brush tip is really “flicky” though so if you’re not careful, you end up with weird flicks on strokes that wouldn’t normally have flicks. Had a lot of trouble with 蟲 for that reason. My pen ran dry while doing this…but I think have a few candidates I like, at least. (All the thick brushy stuff is the Kuretake #33)
The medium Zebra brush pen was also pretty good, though it produces a less brushy style of lettering (last page, bottom right). I tested a coupla other pens, including the Tombow dual brush, but they all had kinda disappointing results. The Pentel pocket brush was also pretty blah for this.