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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 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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October 15, 2014
It's fun. Tiny origami...
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It's fun. Tiny origami project fun. It is a really small grid notepad, not really functional for more than that, but it's .....it's a tidbit. That's fun to say, you know it is. Tid bit.

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October 15, 2014
This is a peculiar thing....
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This is a peculiar thing. Very peculiar.

I bought it on a whim without reading the description. Just needed a pocket pad. When I started using it, strange things began to happen. My pencil was suddenly very dark. Sometimes the pencil point would grip the page in a very odd way. I took a close look. The paper had a very fine, very even tooth which was causing the pencil point to be shaped into a razor sharp chisel point. The chisel edge would then grip the paper, but without piercing it. Sometimes it would "stretch" a thin groove into the paper.

I came back to the Jet Pens site and read the description. Hmmm. "Stone Paper."

This "paper" is plastic. The stone powder must be what gives this paper its very fine tooth. Unlike drafting mylar, this material stretches. You can actually pull and shape it. The tooth doesn't seem to be just a surface treatment. Erasing does not polish the paper as it does with mylar.

I tried it with a fountain pen. The ink bleeds more than I expected. Spreads, really, it never bleeds through the sheet, only outward from the stroke. It seems to bleed more on the un-gridded side of the paper. I don't have any other ink pens handy. I have come colored pencils. The paper takes the color very evenly. If I use too much pressure, the paper will stretch. If I am careful, I can make very even gradient tones. Nice.

I can't stop playing with this very peculiar thing.

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