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I bought my first Ohto...
, April 24, 2008
I bought my first Ohto pen during a trip to Tokyo in 1992 and didn't realy give
much thought to refills.
Imagine my despair when I discovered that my favourite pen wouldn't accept
normal refills, due the unusual size of the barrel.
Fast forward to 2006 and I'm in Tokyo again.
With my pen in my hand, I returned to the hotellobby shop where I'd bought it,
determined to clean out their stock of refills - nope, they don't stock them any
The whole 3 days of my visit were spent with one eye frantically scanning for
shops that sell pens, but the few that I found couldn't help.
On my return home, I discovered the website for Jetpens and promptly kicked
myself, as I'd been in San Francisco as part of my trip (SF -_ New Zealand -_
Tokyo) and had been within striking distance of my precious refills.
Jetpens duly recieved an order for refils and I spent the next year enjoying my
lovely pen again.
Earlier this year, a work colleague expressed his deire for a pen like mine, so
I bought him one when I ordered some more refills and he is now as mad about
Ohto pens as I am.
I'm currently working out how much I can charge him for refills :-)
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This is quite possibly...
, April 19, 2012
This is quite possibly the best pen I've written with. When I see interesting
pens, I usually buy one just to place it in my writeability list. I have a very
fluid writing style halfway between 'elegant' and 'unreadable,' so I'm always
looking for that one smooth, dynamic, heavy ink pen. Too thin a line, too
scratchy, or too much bleed, and the charm goes away.
This guy is perfect. It looks great, and it's light but with enough weight that
when I'm swinging it around (as much as one does when writing as I do) it swings
with me. Like I'm not going to lose my rhythm because I put a letter down too
quickly. The ink is dark, solid, and a good thick line. A man's line. A line to
be proud of. The ceramic ball is new to me, but I could tell the difference as
soon as I started writing. It doesn't matter if I'm scribbling furiously or
lightly taking notes - the line's the same.
The only problem I've run into is that the cap doesn't sit as well when you're
writing. I've taken to just leaving it off, but the main body of the pen is kind
of short. Not so short that it's unusable, but because of the tapered end, it
feels like it's going to slip into my palm. It won't; I'll get used to it - it's
just something I've noticed.
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fantastic pen, nice weight,...
, October 7, 2010
fantastic pen, nice weight, good size and writes very nicely.. unlike some
rollerballs this is super crisp, ink not runny and all around great
| Nice pen but cap falls...
, November 30, 2013
Nice pen but cap falls off the pen while you are using it way too easily.
| Brilliant, short of perfect.
, August 24, 2013
Brilliant, short of perfect.
Engineer, artist, draftsman by training. I decided on this pen after researching
extensively and trying broadly. The ink laydown of this unit is perhaps the
finest I've experienced in any rollerball. The ink is extremely fluid and dense
but dries instantaneously. It supports nearly any style of writing from frenetic
to thoughtful. The pen itself is a bit on the light side, but the minimalist
ergo grip makes for very efficient and low-fatigue handling. Elegant in
appearance with a strong clip that is unusual in design but likely to be
extremely durable without making it too difficult to clip to a pocket or
retainer. The only thing I could not figure out was the pair of springs inside
the pen body. With those installed, there was an incessant tinkle-rattle. I
removed them with no ill effect on function. I just wish I knew what those
springs were for as they seem to serve no purpose.