|Model Number||PILOT LHG-20C4-L|
|Shipping Weight||0.30 oz|
|Diameter - Grip||8.9 mm|
|Diameter - Max||9.2 mm|
|Length - Capped||13.6 cm|
|Length - Posted||15.4 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||12.6 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Blue|
|Tip Length||3.9 mm|
|Tip Size||0.4 mm|
|Tip Type||Needle Point|
October 3, 2012
wow, what an awesome...
wow, what an awesome pen. believe the hype you read about the hitec-c line. i compared this pen to it's .3 and .5mm siblings, as well as to it's uni signo dx competitors (in .38, .28, and .5) on the following paper types
- doane graphed notepad
- moleskin lined notepad
- crappy ol' yellow notepad
one thing to say for sure: the .5mm pens were too wet and blotchy for me, especially at smaller letter sizes. your mileage may vary, try them out!
as far as hitec vs signo dx, i find myself going back-and-forth. buy one or buy both, you won't be sorry.
finally: i tend to write larger, sloppier letters during meetings and lectures (when i need to scribble fast) and the finer-tip gel pens start to get scratchy and annoying for me. in those cases, i'd reach for a jetstream or a crappy bic ballpoint over these. however, during a brainstorming session or casual note-taking, i'd go in circles with the hitec and signo DX pens - they're amazing. buy them now. from jetpens.
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October 17, 2014
This is one of the "thicker"...
This is one of the "thicker" gel pen I own at .4 mm but for some reason, it writes more like .28. I am not unhappy about that but after writing with it for a while, it can feel scratchy. I gave it 4 stars because of the tip. It's a little too long so it's not as stabilized when I write (I am pretty heavy handed).