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.