Tip: Synthetic Hair
Tip Length: 9 mm
Body Length: Capped-16.9 cm, Uncapped-15.8 cm, Posted-19.1 cm
Colors in Set: Green, Pale Orange, Peach Pink, Rose Red, Yellow Ocher (20 colors available)
Look & Feel
The term 'brush pens' is used for both pens with bristles (individual hairs), and those with a flexible, but solid tip. The Akashiya Sai has individual hairs, though I believed they were solid when I first looked at them.
I found the pen comfortable to hold, and while brush tips can be harder to control, they require almost no pressure for ink flow, so they virtually encourage you to swoop and loop and draw beautiful lines.
The packaging is a textured plastic box with a snap lid. It's sturdy enough that it should last a while, though I found it a bit difficult to get the pens in and out.
As you work with the pens, you'll notice the hairs separate and get bushy, if you push down too much. When you are done, or if you need the point back, just wet the tip well and smooth the hairs from bottom to top. This should be done before you put the cap back on or hairs can be permanently bent.