This dual tip pen features a large, soft brush tip opposite a small, hard brush tip for nice variety in lettering and artwork.
Kuretake's No. 55 brush pen, also called the Nihon-Date ("Double feature") Kabura (referring to the comfortable curvature in the part of the barrel's shape where your hand holds), dates back to the 1980s. It has become a popular choice for both traditional oriental calligraphy and art, as well as modern lettering and illustrations.
The smaller tip is stiff and is used for writing and detailed lines. The larger tip is very flexible and filled with juicy, smooth-flowing ink for bold strokes and expressive lines.
This pen is filled with black, water-based dye (non-waterproof) ink.