Making the flourishes and thick ends and tapering ends to strokes is not possible using a normal ballpoint pen, other than frightfully crudely. And for some reason I have never got on well with fountain pens. A brush is capable of producing fine artistry but is impractical to carry around. What kinds of pen or pencil are recommended for producing handwritten Chinese characters?

  • Try felt tip pen (毡尖笔)
    – Tang Ho
    Sep 18 at 5:10

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try the “science brush pen” (科學毛筆), something like this:


muji has similar product 😸


for hard nib writing instruments, the fountain pens with the special nib “長刀研”, something like this:


well, it’s expensive (maybe usd 1000 upward)

have fun :)

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