Review: Kuretake Fudegokochi Regular Brush Pen

Kuretake Fudegokochi Regular Brush Pen tip

Last week, I reviewed the Kuretake Fudegokochi Extra Fine Brush Pen which is a fun, little, budget brush pen. Then, I had my world rocked by its slightly beefier cousin, the Kuretake Fudegokochi Regular Brush Pen this week.

Aesthetically, its a plain barreled cylinder brush pen with a plain metal clip. If I had to find it in the bottom of my bag by feel, I might mistake it for a Pilot Precise V5. But its what’s inside that makes it something special. Its features the same tiny felt tip as the extra fine version, just more of it. Its a firm, springy tip which yields good line quality, quickly and easily. The black is a good dark black which makes scanning it awesome.

Kuretake Fudegokochi Regular Brush Pen

You all know I draw a lot of letters for my day job and the Kuretake Fudegokochi Regular Brush Pen has, in less than a week, surpassed all my other pens to become my go-to brush pen for lettering. I started out using it on tracing paper, just to get a rough sketch and the Fudegokochi Regular Brush pen dried almost immediately without bleeding. That never happens! Then I transferred my lettering onto my regular “work” stock, Bienfang Graphics 360 Marker Paper and the ink dried almost immediately and no bleed!

I addressed a bunch of birthday cards on standard envelope stock and the ink also dried without smearing. Are you impressed yet?

Then, in my final test, I used my Rhodia pad and the ink still dried almost immediately and, of course, no smearing or feathering.

Even after a week of pretty heavy use, the felt tip has kept its point and its only a little bit drier than when I started using it. The Fuegokochi pens are not waterproof which is the only downer for me.

Did you notice how great it makes my handwriting look? This brush pen gets my top rating for that reason alone. Add this little $3.50 gem to your next order. You’ll thank me.

DISCLAIMER: This item was sent to me free of charge by Jet Pens for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

0 comment on Review: Kuretake Fudegokochi Regular Brush Pen

  1. Diane
    June 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm (3 months ago)

    Love the lettering! Great review and inspiration.

    Reply
  2. Dan Bishop
    June 25, 2014 at 2:23 pm (3 months ago)

    Oh, man, I need to try one of these. I love the way it makes your handwriting look.

    Reply
  3. Lena
    June 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm (3 months ago)

    Nice review!
    I’m still looking for my perfect lettering brush pen and as far as my quest took me, I personally found the “Pentel Fude Touch Sign Pen” to be the best for me.
Have you tried that one yet?
It has a super flexible plastic tip and it shows some shading. Since I don’t look into scanning
my work I love those effects in colour! It’s not exactly a pretty pen, but cheap and fun.
Also it allows for much smaller lettering than the actual “brush” pens from Pentel and is
a lot easier to control – more fun for the beginnser, yay! =)

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