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I bought my first Ohto...
April 24, 2008
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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 more.
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
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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
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fantastic pen, nice weight, good size and writes very nicely.. unlike some rollerballs this is super crisp, ink not runny and all around great
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I'm really fond of these.... S...
March 10, 2016
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I'm really fond of these....
Smooth and ease of contact with the paper, and release of ink, cool and sexy to the touch....makes writing fun again!
I stumbled across these...
January 25, 2016
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I stumbled across these when I was looking for a pen to go in my Midori medium size pen holder. Something with a sleek body, not too fat and no grip. This baby is a perfect match! The size is an ideal fit and the shape is easy to put in and take out. And one thing that doesn’t seem to be mentioned about these pens, the clip is actually squeezable, so you can clip it to anything with better-than-average security.

Best part is that it’s a fine point. It writes so ridiculously smooth, it’s like the silk of all nibs (at least the ones I’ve tried). So I am a definite happy camper with this pen. So glad I nabbed one before they sold out completely.

I highly recommend this product. If you love fine tip pens, don’t mind a smooth body and have enough confidence in your grip to not let a lightweight slip through your fingers, get one of these puppies while you still can.
Another nice slippery...
December 21, 2015
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Another nice slippery pen whose cap does not post well.
Excellent pen, sleek...
March 19, 2015
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Excellent pen, sleek look.
I bought this and immediately...
March 10, 2015
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I bought this and immediately started looking at other Ohto pens since I liked this one so much. It is my current go to letter writing pen.
Brilliant, short of perfect. ...
August 24, 2013
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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.
Nice pen but cap falls...
November 30, 2013
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Nice pen but cap falls off the pen while you are using it way too easily.
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