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I like this series of...
August 28, 2008
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I like this series of gel pens. I have all 4 nib sizes. The nib, some say, is fragile but I don't believe that is the case, at least not in my experience. I don't have to press hard to get them to make a mark so I am less likely to break the nibs than someone with a heavy hand. If you treat these pens right they perform just fine.

The 0.25mm nib of course makes the finest line and the 0.5mm the widest. However, and it should come as no surprise, the smaller the nib the "rougher" the pen feels when writing with it. However the nibs being smaller in diameter than other pens their nib size they make for excellent drafting/drawing pens when you use a straight edge such as a triangle or ruler. Again one does not have to press hard to get these pens to produce a line.

The ink in these pens is dark and the pens write without skipping or the ink running out unevenly. The ink supply is typical of such pens, maybe a tad more generous. The clear plastic barrels have a ribbed surface for grasping near the nib. The are as comfortable as any plastic barreled pen or pencil. The only thing that could make these pens any better is to make the retractable.
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Great for writing and...
July 18, 2016
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Great for writing and for doodling.
Best pen I've tried....
June 7, 2016
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Best pen I've tried. I am left handed and need a smooth writing pen with thin line. I like this pen and the Tradio, but this one in the 0.5 is the smoothest. My ideal pen would be retractable but I haven't found one as good as this.
They write well enough...
May 23, 2016
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They write well enough at first, but unless you're writing on extremely fine comb paper (like Clairfontaine/Rhodia) the tips quickly clog, the line width becomes inconsistent, and eventually it starts skipping.

It's a fine pen, but unfortunately it demands fine paper to go along with it.
Great, excellent pen...
January 11, 2016
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Great, excellent pen
Fierce dragon
I differ from many people...
January 5, 2016
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I differ from many people in that I usually dislike really think ink lines: I usually need thicker lines to force me to write larger letters so that people don't need magnifying glasses to read my notes. However, for a day-planner, this pen works wonderfully, especially if you annotate your schedule. What I really like about this pen, though, is that the cap "snaps" when posted; you don't have to worry about loosing it!
While a bit on the expensive...
June 25, 2015
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While a bit on the expensive side, these pens are great. Writing is smooth, ink dries quickly, tip size is just right. Great all around pen.
The 0.5 writes more like...
October 31, 2014
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The 0.5 writes more like a 0.28. Super scratchy, very little ink flow. If you expect this to to write like a 0.5, you will be disappointed.

The body feels cheap and ugly. Grip is barely adequate. The tip seems fragile. Seems unnecessarily long, especially with the cap posted. Puzzled by the large following these pens have.
Great pen, though not...
April 4, 2014
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Great pen, though not for the price. It is everything people say of it. The lines are smooth and consistent, though it can sometimes take a few strokes to get the ink flowing. The cap posts with a positive click, and the refill holds a substantial amount of ink. If Uni-Ball didn't make a pen that was significantly cheaper and writes just as well (UM-100), this would be my go-to disposable gel pen.
Outstanding pen. Very...
November 3, 2012
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Outstanding pen. Very smooth and precise. Comfortable rubber grip. Have used them for 15 years. 0.5 mm is a good size. I have found 0.4 mm to be too thin.
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