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Just received my first...
October 9, 2012
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Just received my first J Herbin refillable rollerball and am wishing I had ordered 2 as they are now sold out. I LOVE this pen! The convenience and ease of writing with a roller ball but able to use the beautiful, subtle fountain pen inks that Herbin are famous for. Be aware that this pen is picky about what paper types it likes to write on (seemed happier, smoother with 'rougher' paper types), but when the paper and pen match it is writing heaven.
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I bought two of these...
September 24, 2013
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I bought two of these pens after reading the reviews here, and it is a complete disappointment. The nib is very scratchy and thin, and when I write fast the ink doesn't even reach the paper. I took out the cartridge and put it in a Kaweco Roller (same type of pen, different brand) and it's working beautifully (nice smooth line, not to wet, not scratchy at all). I wanted to check that the ink wasn't the problem. I love the idea of refillable roller pens, but the Herbin pen didn't work for me.
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annechristine.gasc
Saw these come back in...
November 11, 2012
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Saw these come back in stock the other day and ordered two right away. They were sold out within a day! Buy one (or some) if you get the chance, they are so fun and awesome. I do wish J. Herbin would make one of these available with a finer tip, but it is still great as is. The ink flows very well, too fast if you let the tip rest on the paper (tends to bleed fast on some paper), but it's pretty easy to get used to.

Anyway, get this pen, you'll be happy.
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harold.b.smith
all of my friends love...
February 19, 2013
all of my friends love this pen with me! in class they always grab for my "pretty purple pen!" i bought mine in a store in taiwan- last one on the rack! this is one of my favorite ink pens. the colors are all great, but they leak through some papers. long lasting and light. BUY IT.
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EMMACHANG1
These are a really nice...
February 2, 2014
These are a really nice way to have the beautiful colors of the J Herbin inks around in a handy little pocket pen. I ended up buying two so I could keep two different colors "on tap". I've only used the J Herbin cartridges but they work wonderfully, nice and bright with a very smooth line.
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I should had taken those...
December 16, 2015
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I should had taken those who reviewed this pen as substandard as fact. I purchased this pen with the converter and with in one day it became useless. I am a nurse and when I attempted to began writing down patient information I reached for my pen in my pocket and was horrified when I found ink all over my hand, not to mention every place else. I am thoroughly disappointed with this roller ball. But I love JetPens.
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smithl325749
The roller ball writes...
July 14, 2015
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The roller ball writes a bit rough. Takes a while for the ink to be distributed
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newsynergies
This is a terrible pen....
April 24, 2015
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This is a terrible pen. I purchased it with Herbin cartridge refills. Even with its own ink, it skips. Therefore the ink isn't flowing through the pen at all. No wonder it is scratchy. It doesn't even come close to disposable roller balls. I should've spent the same amount of money on several Pentel Energels or Zebra Sarasas.
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Disappointed
I bought one for note...
August 13, 2013
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I bought one for note taking and it worked great for a couple of weeks. I left it in a drawer for a couple of days and the tip clogged. The ink was still liquid in the cartridge (J. Herbin ink), but I think that the internal wick dried and clogged. I tried soaking it for a couple of days, eventually even trying a weak ammonia solution and an ultrasonic cleaner, but I couldn't revive it.
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puggyjjones
I was wary about buying...
January 23, 2013
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I was wary about buying this due to its size, as I have fairly large hands. I'm happy to report this isn't an issue. In fact, I think it would be spoiled if it were any larger.

Posted, it is -perhaps not coincidentally- the exact same length as a retractable Jetstream. Capped, it is about a centimeter longer than a Pilot Petit.

It's a smooth writer too. I put Pelikan Brilliant Black through and it glided page after page. No skips, no blobbing, no scratching.

A note for those planning to eyedropper (I know I was): There are three teeny tiny holes at the butt end of the barrel. You'd probably need a microscope to get a sealant in there without making a mess. The feed nipple is the right width for an international standard size converter, but the barrel isn't even close to long enough.

This is a great FP alternative for everyday use. It's comfortable, light, portable, and inexpensive. I just wish it could be ED'd more easily.
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