| As mentioned in other...
, January 10, 2013
As mentioned in other reviews the rattling can be a bit distracting. I don't
dislike this pen, but it's not my favorite. I like the fact that it has a wooden
body which is soft to touch and light in your hand, however the wood is prone to
dents, marks, and other types of blemishes. I haven't experienced any issues
with ink flow, or ink beading at the tip but I don't use this pen extensively. I
purchased it as a companion to my A6 pocket notebooks which I use for writing
lists or jotting down short notes.
| My favorite ballpoint...
, April 15, 2012
My favorite ballpoint - it's compact, the hex body grips nicely, ink doesn't
skip and takes minimal pressure. Ink beads up on the tip a bit, but for me this
is a feature, because it comes out in my bolder strokes, capitals, etc., adding
some line variation like my fountain pen would. I think it improves strokes
more often than it makes random inkblots, but it probably depends on your
handwriting. It does rattle, and the wood body dents and scratches like a
wooden pencil would, but this is a six dollar knock-about pen, not some heirloom
piece. After I misplaced mine (it's cheap enough to misplace), I tried to
replace it with the Petit-B, which uses the same ink. Very well constructed,
but so small that I can't hold it without posting the cap, too skinny and too
slick for me to grip comfortably, skips a bit because I have to hold at a more
oblique angle, and the convenience of being tiny is totally outweighed by having
to open and post the cap. So anyway, I'm getting another one or two of these.
| I'm not really so wild...
, December 15, 2010
I'm not really so wild about this one. I don't hate it, but the rattling that
other reviews have mentioned really is annoying. I have also found that this pen
doesn't always start up right away if I haven't used it in a while. I always
have to scribble a little to get it going. Its a shame, because it's a really
nice looking pen. I just don't find it as functional as I had hoped.
| I bought this pen because...
, February 1, 2010
I bought this pen because I enjoy using Ohto's other needle pens. While it
writes exactly the same as the other pens, I had to subtract two stars because
the plunger on the end is loose when the pen tip is out and makes a really,
really irritating rattling noise when you write. I'm no pen connoisseur but this
alone is enough to make me not want to use the pen on a regular basis. Such a
shame, because it is an attractive pen that feels good in the hand.