|Model Number||PILOT LHG-20C4-L|
|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 31, 2014
Pen did not work. Refills...
Pen did not work. Refills were correct, but unable to keep pen tip down so it would write. Very disappointed in the pen as a whole.
October 20, 2014
Beautiful line, and the...
Beautiful line, and the grip makes it much nicer to write for long periods of time.
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).