Kuretake Sumi Brush Pen - Red Barrel - An elegant pen that has a sumi brush tip made from white synthetic nylon. The tip is very soft and flexible offering various sumi brush strokes. This fountain pen is ideal for traveling and is very popular with our local customers. There are many cheaper versions of this pen available on the internet at lower prices. This however, is the original sumi brush pen made in Japan. The quality of the look-a-likes can not compare to these pens. You do get what you pay for- this pen is worth the extra expense.