Average Customer Review
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
An absolutely fun and...
, January 22, 2014
An absolutely fun and great pen for the price. Perfect for a first timer to
fountain pens or a seasoned writer/artist looking for an expensive daily
writer/sketcher. I have been writing and drawing and I am quite pleased with
how smooth the nib is. It is what I expected from Pilot based on my past
experience with their other pens. The nib is smooth with little to no tooth.
Their is no flex to speak of either. If you're looking for line variation, look
elsewhere. No problems with skipping or start up to speak of. If you have
other Pilots, like the Prera, Penmanship, Plumix, etc, you can swap the nib
and/or feeds to get the writing style/size that you want. Kudos to Pilot for
the cross compatibility. The only thing that may bug some folks is the lack of
a clip. The cap only has a small raised piece of plastic to keep it from
rolling away. I personally don't mind since I'll mostly be using it for
sketching. This is yet another example from Pilot of a solid writer without the
price tag. I have more expensive pens that don't write as smooth as this one
does out of the box. Solid construction, feels good in the hand, writes smooth,
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
This pen writes smoothly...
, February 12, 2014
This pen writes smoothly and the green cap adds a bit of additional fun.
Unfortunately, without a clip on the cap, I lost mine at work on day two out of
the box. Knew this was a possibility, in spite of being careful, it slipped out
of my pocket. Thus five points for a nice nib, easy cartridge installation, ink
flow and aesthetics minus a point for omitting a clip on the cap.
Background: I've been...
, June 14, 2014
Background: I've been writing with fountain pens since I was a child, as I come
from a culture in which fountain pens are required in school. My primary every
day fountain pen is a Parker Vector; I also have a Parker Sonnet at home. I am
also left handed.
I bought this pen, mostly attracted by the pretty color and its playful distinct
Japan-ness (the smile on the nib is adorable). I used it with a Pilot CON-50 
and Iroshizuku Sin-kai  ink.
The pen is fairly thick, and holds nicely in the hand. The hexagonal shape is
pretty comfortable. The cap clips on nicely and firmly. Very solid overall. The
cap has no clip on it, which might disappoint the people who do use it. That
being said, a little notch prevents the cap from rolling around, and the
hexagonal shape does the same.
The nib is surprisingly pleasant for a fountain pen that cheap, especially
targeted at beginners. Very smooth and supple, with a consistent ink flow, even
with fast motions or sharp turns and loops (eg. a signature). As a left handed
person, some nibs take a decent amount of break in for them to be comfortable to
me- absolutely not the case here.
And the smile on the nib is really, really cute. Highly recommended.
This is my third Pilot...
, May 6, 2014
This is my third Pilot Kakuno, and something tells me it won't be my last.
These pens are excellent. I have two fine nibs (one red cap, one orange cap)
and this medium nib one. All have smooth nibs, and I find myself really liking
the way ink flows from this one. I bought a Con20 converter and filled it with
Diamine Apple Glory ink, and it's a match made in heaven. I was wondering what
the real shade of the cap would be, and it's brighter than the pictures and
looks cheery and fresh.
I don't have any cons. If you like the look of this pen, don't hesitate to buy
one. I like it better than Lamy Safari. I like the grip better than Pilot
Metropolitan (despite having small hands, there's not enough room for my fingers
on the Metropolitan, and they bump into the sharp ridge where the cap snaps on)
. The Kakuno is nice and light and easy to hold. I like mine so much, they all