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Uni Alpha Gel Shaka Shaker Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Lime Green Grip - UNI M5617GG1P.5
  Nice pencil, has a little..., August 27, 2014
By luobryan
Nice pencil, has a little bit of a better writing feel compared to the slim one (that one is too thin for me...) the quality isn't that good however and the grip rips easily but the alpha grip is so amazing that it is probably worth it...
Uni Alpha Gel Slim Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Royal Blue Grip - UNI M5807GG1P.40
  I would say that this..., August 27, 2014
By luobryan
I would say that this pencil is pretty good! For the price I wished the quality was a little higher and I would've loved a metal body option for a little more money. The quality isn't as good as the Kuru Toga Roulette or Graphgear 1000. It is better than the cheap 3 dollar ones and the ones you get at the store though.The metal ring between the body and the grip often gets scratch and the grip attracts lint and gets dirty easily. Still, the body and design is very nice and I love the slim version. You should be aware also that when you grip it, your grip will get even slimmer. I personally prefer a hard metal grip (I can get better handwriting with those) or even a plastic grip. However, the alpha gel grip will come in handy if you are writing for a long time. This grip won't break as easily as the shaka shaker version. it is a little firmer then the shaker one.
Kuretake Comic Pen Nib - Maru (Mapping) Model - Pack of 2 - KURETAKE CNPN01-R
  Remember 90s shoujo manga..., August 27, 2014
By son...
Remember 90s shoujo manga and the incredibly detailed, fine feathery lashes on the characters' eyes? This is the pen for that. It's definitely hard to work with, though. There's not much point to using it on paper without a good 'vellum' finish, because it will just scratch up too much of the paper. And it's so delicate that even ink causes resistance as it dries!

I've gotten around that, though, by watering down my black ink. It still dries waterproof on the paper, but it essentially washes itself off as I draw with it. This new method is a relief, because my last maru nib was so damaged by hard-drying ink that the ends snapped right off. But it's a trade-off, really- anything which gives such a level of detail is going to be rather delicate.
Kuretake Comic Pen Nib - School Model - Pack of 3
 - KURETAKE CNPN01-S
  This is my favourite..., August 27, 2014
By son...
This is my favourite pen nib. I started out with a G-pen, but I've found that I prefer the way the school pen handles thin lines. It's a very consistent and reliable pen, and even works decently on more scratchy paper like watercolour. And using watered down sumi ink, I'm able to get lovely feathery lashes which, while not quite on the level of what the maru pen can do, are pretty close! I'm also pleased with how durable this nib is- I'm still on my second nib, and despite getting constant use it still feels new.

It does take a long time for using these pens to feel natural, but they are simply brilliant for illustrations.
Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Soft Blue - PILOT FKA-1SR-SLM
  A high-value product. Nib..., August 26, 2014
By tuvo.sonny
A high-value product.
Nib is smooth, the flow is consistent, no skipping. The clear barrels helps in checking the ink amount. I prefer this pen to the Lamy Safari, because of its smaller size, lighter weight, and a round grip. I expected the medium nib to be a bit finer though. The nib is on par with the Safari.
Cons: no clip, body still a bit too big for me, the converter holds at best a barely adequate amount of ink. But considering the price, 5 star definitely. It's way cheaper than the ever-popular Lamy.