Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 mm - Red

Enjoy Pilot's popular FriXion ink in a lean pen body. And a lean tip size! The FriXion Ball Slim has a 0.38 mm tip, perfect for everyday writing as well as the tiny annotations you need to cram into the margins of your textbooks. The svelte clip-less profile lets you pile a bunch of them in your pen case with room to spare for more pens and pencils. You can even hang your pen, by stringing a lanyard through the hole in the knocker.

FriXion ink is a thermosensitive ink that can be erased by rubbing. To erase, use the special rubber “eraser” tip at the top of the pen and watch the ink cleanly disappear.

Interestingly, erased ink reappears at temperatures below 14° F (-10° C). A freezer is cold enough to make this happen. It is like magic ink for adults! Due to the thermosensitive nature of FriXion ink, we advise against using it for mailings, or leaving the written materials in hot cars or in environments that expose them to a lot of friction.

Note: To change the refill, unscrew the transparent grip area to remove it. Pull out the old refill and insert the new refill, ensuring that it is securely held in place. Then, screw the transparent piece back on.

Model NumberPILOT LFBS-18UF-R
Weight0.3 ounces
Body Color Red
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material None
Clippable No
Color Set No
Design Style Slim
Diameter - Grip 8.3 mm
Diameter - Max 9.0 mm
Grip Color Transparent Red
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Characteristics Erasable
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Extended 14.5 cm
Length - Retracted 14.0 cm
Mechanism Retractable
Pre-Installed Ink Color Red
Tip Length 5.0 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.38 mm
Tip Type Conical

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Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 mm - Red - PILOT LFBS-18UF-R
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Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Ink Pen - 0.38 mm - Black - PILOT LFBS-18UF-B
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Great pen! Writes smooth,...
January 3, 2015
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Great pen! Writes smooth, finest tip, variety of fun colors and erasable!
Great pen! Works very...
December 15, 2014
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Great pen! Works very well.
It is a very beautiful...
September 3, 2014
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It is a very beautiful and good pen, except that it won't last long. I only wrote scattered notes for 5 pages on an A4 writing pad, and I already can see the whole amount of ink from the transparent part...I guess the ink will end for another 5 pages...It is kind of ridiculous to buy a pen this price for wiring ten pages :(
If you have tried the...
October 29, 2013
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If you have tried the original Pilot Frixion Gel Ink pens, then you already know how well this pen works. With erasable ink, colored sketches, notes, corrections, or doodles are endlessly fun and easy! Plus, with this new, slim body, these pens can be taken anywhere without taking up too much space. The retractable mechanism really expedites the process of changing colors, say when I am taking class notes, and gives easier access. With the slim tip, writing between the lines or along margins is no unbearable obstacle anymore!
To make sure that when erasing there are no random smudges and that the ink "disappears" effectively, be sure to check the rubber eraser for stray ink marks or debris.
Like the original pens, I still wish the ink were slightly darker, but its understandable that it isn't given that it is supposed to be erasable.
Here's a cool tip: There is a small hole in the clear lever that when you push down retracts the tip. Use that hole by stringing it with string and hang it up or tie them to a notebook so that you always have a pen readily accessible.