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October 17, 2014
Rich pigments, brilliant...
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Rich pigments, brilliant metals, amazing flow for my dipping quill. I will order these inks again.

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October 17, 2014
I got my Chibi yesterday...
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I got my Chibi yesterday and oh, it is way cute. The yellow body is a good quality plastic that feels more resilient than the typical brittle styrene that you see in cheap, clear pens. It's more comfortable in my hand than I expected. Quite nice, in fact. The nib was okay out of the package, but one of the tines needed a tweak with my thumbnail to get it back into alignment. With this little adjustment, the pen wrote very smoothly, decent wetness, no skipping so far.

I'm delighted because I've been looking for sturdy, inexpensive fountain pens I can throw into traveling sketch kits. The barrel has a small hole at the bottom, so the pen cannot be used as an eyedropper as is. But I suspect the hole would be easy to plug with a dab of epoxy. The threads between body and section are generous, so I suspect it would just need a bit of silicone grease to make the seal waterproof.

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October 17, 2014
I actually like this...
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I actually like this puppy a little better than the Pilot Petit1. They're both cheap "minis"--that you won't mind breaking/losing or giving away--the (F)ine nibs both write surprisingly well, both fit my largish hands perfectly comfortably when posted, but the Jetpens Chibi *does* take short international cartridges--which the Pilot doesn't. The Pilot Petit1 cap "clicks" when posted, whereas the Chibi doesn't, it's just a friction fit. And, if it matters to you, the Pilot Petit1 also comes in eight different colors, while yellow is (currently?) the only color the Chibi comes in. For a pen this price in which I can use my bottled ink and my already-plentiful supply of empty short international cartridges, I didn't care if it only comes in one color. I'll surely be buying more of these. :) P.S. The short Pilot cartridges that the Petit1 comes with are refillable too (they're just a short version of the Pilot cartridges we're all familiar with), of course, but you'll probably want to buy a "starter set" (in a "tube" of 3) of those, too, along with your Petit1.

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October 16, 2014
absolutely the best from...
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absolutely the best from pilot in the sub $50 pens. Weight is not bad, grip makes you feel like you are using a pencil and the colour of the pen is sober. Finally the nib, I somwhow felt that the nib - both fine and medium - were better than the ones I had on my pilot 78g and pilot metropolitan. An excellent pen and an everyday writer for sure.

Generally I would prefer fine to medium in nib, since fine nib is very very close to using a well sharpened pencil.

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October 16, 2014
its really thick so maybe...
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its really thick so maybe a brush would work better than a nib. you can dilute this ink, but when it dries, its not as opaque. the consistency is a bit like syrup, maybe thicker.

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