From right to left, they are 成才[Cheng Cai] 水性書畫筆 [Watery (?) Writing Brush], ポケット[Pocket] 筆ペン [Brush Pen], and Platinum ツイン筆ペン [Twin Brush Pen].
So, let's talk about them a little, shall we?
First up we have the (what I'll call it for now) Cheng Cai Watery Writing Brush. It's obviously not made to look pretty. It's got stuff printed all over its body, even a barcode. It writes like a brush. Not a good brush, of course; the bristles don't seem to bounce back to a single point after writing something. It's also a bit dry for my tastes. I'm being excessive in my criticism though. It performs as expected for a <$2.00 brush. It isn't as good as this one, which is about the same price. It isn't refillable. Take a look at the sample. I apologise if you find my writing unsatisfactory.
Next is the Pocket Brush Pen. It's actually not a brush, but a felt tip marker with a soft pointy tip. I did not know that when I bought it. Like the Cheng Cai, this is also ugly. Refer to the writing sample. To the reader, it may look pretty convincing, but it's a pain to the writer. With felt, I need to press harder to get sufficient swells, and it feels like the felt doesn't want to move across the paper if I press hard (like markers squeaking on white boards). I've never needed a paperweight when writing with a brush, but I ended up dragging to paper because of the friction between the felt and the paper. Anyway, it's nothing like a brush. It's not refillable. Writing sample below.
Finally, the Platinum Twin Brush Pen. This looks like somebody put at least a little effort in making it look pretty…I mean…It's black and there's gold lettering!...Okay it's also ugly. It has two tips, one on each end. One is bigger than the other. It also has a handy clip on one of the caps. Pretty nifty, no? That is until you uncap one of the ends and find that this is also a felt-tipped pen. Same problems as above. I also find it too fat to hold like a brush. The ink is pretty dark though! Writing samples below; big tip on the left, small tip on the right.
Edited by Renzhe, 08 July 2007 - 00:56.