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I have been very surprised...
June 20, 2014
I have been very surprised and impressed with the performance of this pen. I don't typically use EF nibs - I'm used to Lamy Safaris, where the EF nibs can easily be scratchy and disappointing to use, it's a game of hit or miss I've found. So I naturally tend to use the Lamy F nibs more, which are always smooth and start easily. I have only used Pilot Prera pens in the past, but wasn't impressed with the F nib at the time, so quickly swapped it out for a Pilot M in my Prera.

But I saw this pen and couldn't resist the cute factor, and that it was so affordable to try out. I know its marketed as a "beginners pen" because of its plastic body, but let me tell you - it writes really really well. The F nib is crazy fine, more EF than any Lamy EF nib I've tried. I popped in a cartridge of Namiki Black, and it starts instantly, smoothly, laying down a fine black line. Holy crap its so fine! I'm not used to being able to write with fountain pens on crappy paper or post-it notes or index cards and not have it bleed all over like the fatter nibs tend to do.

The style of the pen is great too. The winky face on the nib is cute. The pen overall is surprisingly lightweight, and feels like almost nothing in your hand. I love that the cap snaps firmly on and off, and posted it still feels really good to hold. There is no clip, but who really uses that anymore? It's so light and cheap, I don't mind carrying it in a pocket, and most often move it from purse to desk anyways. I like the white barrel and violet cap - perfect colors for spring/summer. I SO want the soft blue next!! And I will definitely be ordering more of these.
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A high-value product....
August 26, 2014
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A high-value product. This pen usually goes for $10-$13 in Japan.
The nib is very fine and consistent among different units, unlike the Lamy Safari EF. I was a bit unwilling to order this product because my F-nib Prera (supposedly a higher quality line) was so scratchy and kept skipping so much it was useless. But this pen impressed me. Its ink flows consistently and doesn't skip after the nib is exposed for a minute or two. It beats my pathetic Prera hands down.
Cons: no clip, body still a bit too big for me, the converter holds at best a barely adequate amount of ink. But considering the price, 5 star definitely. It's way cheaper than the ever-popular Lamy.
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I´ve tried other fountain...
October 30, 2014
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I´ve tried other fountain pens but they always seemed to scratch against the surface, no matter how careful I was, this one writes smoothly and sometimes I have trouble keeping up! I find that sometimes ink spills into the cap though, not sure if it´s an error on my part.
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Good fine point fountain...
July 31, 2014
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Good fine point fountain pen for my moleskine.
I bought this along with Platinum Preppy Fine point in Blue black. This nib is much finer than the one on Preppy fine nib.
Simple cute pen casing which is tiny bit juvenile looking, but good starter fountain pen. It came with a black cartridge but I think I will buy blue black to replace it. ( Cartrige comes with this pen but not installed, so you don't have to use the black if you don't want to). Nib is so fine so can be little scratchy, but still pretty smooth on my moleskine. Ink does not seek through on the back of the moleskine page either.
Good beginer fountain pen!
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I love this pen--I love...
May 4, 2016
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I love this pen--I love the smiley face, I love the way it writes, I love the feel of it in my hand, I love how light it is, and I love how it is cute but still professional. My big problem is that I've ordered 4 of these pens from different places and they all end up having massive leakage issues. The ink just streams out the front. I've tried washing out the nib, taking it apart and re-positioning, using different inks, trying fresh cartridges--nothing helps. It just ends up being the inkiest pen and leaking all over my hands and puddling on my paper. So sad.
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This fountain pen is...
July 30, 2016
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This fountain pen is absolutely lovely. The barrel is a decent size, though a bit bigger than your average pen. The nib doesn't scratch my paper and glides over it smoothly. Would not mind having this brand in an extra fine, but fine is still not bad.
I love the color of the...
July 23, 2016
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I love the color of the pen and the fact that I can use my Copic markers on top of the ink.
Very beginner level....
June 29, 2016
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Very beginner level. I'm no beginner, so that makes it a bad pen for me. I never realized how heavy normal pens have become for me. So yeah, extremely lightweight. I bought it for the cute face, tho. So, great pen for a beginner. But what cuts it down a star is its lack of a clip. Like....no clip? Seriously?
I really like Pilot pens...
March 12, 2016
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I really like Pilot pens for their nibs. For someone who likes a fine line these pens are consistent, trouble free and a delight to use. One cautionary note - the plastic isn't too sturdy. Another Kakuno rolled off the table and fell to the floor. Later I noticed cracks in the base of the barrel. The nib maintained undamaged. The pen is really enjoyable and I love the size. I am careful to keep it secure - no more visits with the floor!
I've never had a fine...
January 4, 2016
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I've never had a fine nib fountain pen before, and I was a bit nervous about getting a fine because some people say fine nibs are scratchy or catch the paper. But not this pen! I absolutely LOVE this pen; it's adorable, fits my hand well, and the winking face on the nib is so cute! It writes smoothly, with no skipping or scratching, and has to be one of my favorite pens to date. I may even like it more than my Pilot Metro. I will say, it's a bit lighter than I had hoped it would be, but that won't be a problem. Fits well in hand, writes great, all in all a fantastic buy!
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