Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen - 0.4 mm - Yawaragi Colors - Usuzumi (Light Sumi Gray)

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DescriptionSpecifications
Pilot Japan has five Yawaragi (literally translated as being softened color) colors in their extensive Hi-Tec-C line.

These beautiful, fine gel pens write in pastel colors with the same smoothness at the rest of the line. Great for works that need a lighter color touch.

Current Yawaragi colors include: Usuzumi (Light Sumi Gray), and Kurikawa (Chestnut Bark Brown) only. Other colors have been discontinued by Pilot.

Model NumberPILOT LH-20C4-UB
Weight0.4 ounces
ManufacturerPilot
Body Color Clear
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 9.0 mm
Diameter - Max 9.0 mm
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 13.6 cm
Length - Posted 13.5 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.6 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Usuzumi (Light Sumi Gray)
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.4 mm
Tip Type Needle Point

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A Pilot Hi-Tec-C, therefore...
April 28, 2013
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A Pilot Hi-Tec-C, therefore a great pen. But personally I prefer conical point pens. Doesn't have an anti sliding rubber, so it is a bit tiring to write with it.

The color is kind of washed out, I'm not sure if that is the desired effect of the Yawaragi colors.
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ryoji kezu
I love the Hi-Tec C pens,...
February 19, 2013
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I love the Hi-Tec C pens, and this color is interesting because it looks almost like graphite on paper - the color is similar to mechanical pencil line.

That being said, it seems less smooth than the standard black or blue, and maybe because of the lighter shade, it also feels like a thinner line. Compared to the .4mm blue, this pen writes more like a .3mm.
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tkrasovski
For some reason I am...
November 2, 2014
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For some reason I am super into gray ink right meow. This is the finest point gray ink pen I could find at an affordable price. I previously purchased a standard .25mm black Hi-Tec-C pen and liked it.
I also like this one, but would love to see more needle point pens come in retractable styles.
zeldeenee
I love this pen. Now,...
June 16, 2013
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I love this pen. Now, this is my first Hi Tec C, so I cannot compare it to other styles or point sizes, but I think it's a pretty awesome pen (and is now my standard writing tool).

I have really small print, so anything larger than a .5 makes my writing look sloppy. Also, because I write so small, traditional black ink gets too overwhelming. Like a previous poster mentioned, this looks like a pencil (but with the benefit of not worrying about smudging). I purchased this pen in order to write in books without overpowering the text, and it's doing that wonderfully.

It does tend to skip depending on the paper. While it works amazingly on Kokuyo Campus, it seems to not like Clairefontaine 1951 as much.
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