| These have become my...
, March 31, 2013
These have become my favorite workhorse pens for classes, and the 3-color set is
a very handy for corrections and general writing needs. The U.S. version is
slightly cheaper, but has a printed design that I'm not fond of, so I opted for
the Japanese set.
These can be twisted open for refills which makes them relatively economical,
however the ink gets used up quickly due to being slightly thick. Using the
0.7mm tip also causes the ink to be used up faster, but it creates a smoother
and more pleasant writing experience.
The eraser is not like a typical pencil eraser that gets used up quickly,
instead it is a hard rubber that shows very little wear even after a lot of use
- but it still works great!
The ink color is relatively light compared to gel pens such as the G2 or Signo,
but it's still perfectly acceptable in my opinion.
I prefer the retractable style after trying the capped version for a while,
since you don't cover the eraser when posting the cap. However the retractable
cartridge doesn't fit quite as snug as the capped style, so there is a very
slight jiggling feeling to the pen during writing, whereas the capped version is
The little plastic "wallet" that they come in isn't anything special, but it's
nice for staying organized.
| This is my first time...
, October 7, 2012
This is my first time using Pilot's erasable gel pens, and I'm quite satisfied
with the results, although the ink has a slight watery look to it, it still
writes smoothly nonetheless. The erasablity part however, does erase quite well,
but there is still a faint, slightly yellowish tinge, left over from what you've
previously written, especially on thinner or low quality paper. On thicker
paper, it erases well but still leaves a slight imprint (like if you wrote
something hard with a pencil and erased it with an eraser). You can't have the
best of both worlds, and I'd still prefer to have an erasable pen to one that's
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I've been waiting for...
This review is from Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - 10 Color Set
, September 13, 2011
I've been waiting for retractable FriXions ever since the 0.7mm FriXion gel pens
came out! I love these, the colors are beautiful, and I love that they retract
with the clip, so that they don't keep retracting while you erase!
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I own just about every...
This review is from Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Violet
, May 1, 2011
I own just about every Pilot Frixion product ever made. When it comes to the
Ball Knock Retractable Gel Pens, I have the entire set in the 0.7mm. Decided to
buy this one to give the 0.5mm version a try. I think I like the 0.7mm a little
more for three reasons. First, the color is far bolder on paper. I also think
the 0.7mm flows a lot more smoothly when writing. Last, I kind of really like
how the "eraser" on the 0.7mm matches the pen color as opposed to the clear on
the 0.5mm. That's just me. Otherwise, this pen is okay. I may get a few more
colors. Guess it all depends on your writing style/preferences.
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The ink is the same as...
This review is from Pilot FriXion Ball Knock Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Black
, December 31, 2010
The ink is the same as any other Pilot FriXion pen - so it's already considered
great for erasable inks. This pen differs in the external presentation - and I
have to say it's incredible.
The body is thick for a perfect firm grasp with a grip which has just enough
traction, the eraser is located at the tip for easy access and the clip just
gives you another excuse to carry it around with you everywhere. And there's
just that sense of style.
A definite recommend!