|Model Number||PILOT LHM-15C3-LB|
|Body Color||Light Blue|
|Design Style||Jewel-Like, Key Chain Loop|
|Diameter - Grip||8.7 mm|
|Diameter - Max||10.5 mm|
|Length - Body||16.4 cm|
|Length - Capped||14.5 cm|
|Length - Posted||16.4 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||13.6 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Light Blue|
|Tip Length||3.9 mm|
|Tip Size||0.3 mm|
|Tip Type||Needle Point|
November 5, 2014
I've purchased scads...
I've purchased scads of these pens, in the 0.3 and 0.4 tips, and keep buying them. The colors are excellent, and the tips are very fine, precise, and smooth. These pens are my favorite for taking margin notes -- the fine tips and smooth gel ink mean I can write tons of notes even on cheap, pulpy paper.
On one or two occasions, I have had a tip dry out after disuse for several months. This may account for the negative review. But if it happens, just work the tip on scrap paper. It will eventually start flowing again and go back to the normal, smooth operation.
The only drawback I can find is that the ink isn't waterproof -- don't try to update your Hobonichi with one of these pens during a bath ;-)
November 21, 2013
Awful pen. I've had 0.3...
Awful pen. I've had 0.3 mm pens before and when you have a GOOD pen it doesn't have to feel like you're scratching a hole through the paper.
Even though this pen is full with ink it still has trouble producing saturated lines, and more often than not I end up scratching the paper with the tip.
It's really disappointing since I read a couple good reviews on these pens.
I have the black one as well and it's almost as disappointing, but not as bad as the light blue one.