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This is a wonderful pen,...
December 13, 2013
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This is a wonderful pen, in every respect. I have many of them, almost the entire range of colours. And spare cartridges bought separately.

They are just as beautiful as they are pictured here at jetpens! (And you get to touch them and write with them - sweet experience, esp since jetpens delivers so quickly, like in a fairy tale!)

Sturdy and trustworthy writing buddies.

Smooth and reliable ink flow.

They are NOT DISPOSABLE as someone wrote on Dec 3, 2013, come on! - the proprietary cartridge can be replaced or refilled with non-proprietary ink.

They have a special ingenious design that allows the inner chamber to be sealed almost hermetically (air-tightly) while the cap is on - so the ink does not evaporate like it happens with non-screw-cap fountain pens - the ink stays the same colour and does not get darker as it does when exposed to air while one is not writing (I love it).

Petit1 is small in length but is NOT small at all - for average hands it feels even bulkier than most traditional-design plumes.

I, while thinking between scribbling sessions, just look at the pen in the hand, admiring the enticing yet basically very simple Japanese design.

And - not the least - have you noticed the price? Buy as many as you want while they are available - and enjoy the art of writing!
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In the world of overpriced...
February 4, 2013
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In the world of overpriced products and stuffy ideas about fountain pens, there has just arrived a very fair value from Pilot in their new eyedropper mini. For $3.80 ea., it is a home run! I have used Lamy Safari's and Kaweco Ice pens for a number of years with no other coming close to their function, value or reliability. This new mini has good flow, writes well in F and construction in better than you would think for the stciker price.

I traditionally have given pens away as gifts to help friends and family become involved in writing with a fountain pen. Now, it won't be as painful when it leaves my desk for another or I lose one while traveling.

Hats off to Pilot for a wonderful breakthrough in writing pleasure!
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I'm a big fan of the...
November 21, 2012
I'm a big fan of the Pilot Petit 1s so I had to get a few of the reisue. This latest version retains the good looks and smooth, reliable writing of the original Petits, but improves it with a clear collector section, making this a true demonstrator pen. The new version of this pen has a slightly longer barrel (approx 0.25 inches) which may make it more comfortable for people with larger hands (personally, I find it comfortable to write with both the older and newer versions).

This is a fantastic entry level pen, a great little gift item, and a pen that is so affordable that you can splurge and buy one of each color! I have nothing but good things to say about this pen!!!!
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For the price, the size,...
March 19, 2014
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For the price, the size, the quality and convenience of cartridges for budgeting pen purchasers, this pen is worth your time. It needs some time, as with any pen, to really be broken into, to become comfortable and familiar, but after, oh, it's swell. For me, when it did, I fell in love. For three dollars by some more, many, in different colors and with refills of ink cartridges (easier than refilling with ink--practical).

I don't know why, but I'm a BIG fan of mini sized pens. They aren't particularly ergonomic (haha), but somehow I enjoy the smaller size, quaint and friendly, so that I can concentrate on the act of writing though distracted with the size. I always have one in my pocket, one beside my bed, on the nightstand (for late night ideas to jot), and one attached to my Midori traveler's notebook. Oh yeah, Pilot. I can dig it. Fine indeed.
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This pen was my first...
January 16, 2013
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This pen was my first fountain pen. Needless to say, they got me hooked. The ink flows very smoothly and almost never gets clogged, even if you stop using for a week or two. The pen is kinda small and fat, but with the cap on at the end, it's perfectly fine.

I love this pen because of its inexpensive price, so I might plan on going on a spree for these, and it's a great gift for sure! It's just too cute, and the black blue color is amazing! The nib isn't too flexible, but I don't find it a bother.

I also like that this is a demonstration pen because of its subtly clear body. Too bad the ink runs out quickly. I love the entire Petit series!
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4 stars instead of 5...
June 5, 2016
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4 stars instead of 5 due to misaligned tines upon arrival. After straightening and a few moments on some 12000 grit micro cloth, the nib works fine. If a customer did not have the knowledge to do this, it would have been a return or toss in the trash. It is wise to make sure that the barrel is fully screwed to the section. Mine has backed off about 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn a couple times, but I suspect this happened when I was adjusting the cap while it was posted. The cap engages a detent on the barrel when posting, which is a nice feature. This is a nice pen and worth the price, a buy again item for me.
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It's a lovely pen --...
December 16, 2014
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It's a lovely pen -- easy to load, and the ink flows smoothly and is a great blue-black colour. But it's not a fine point by any stretch. I picked this up at the same time as the JetPens Chibi, intending to make a foray back into fountain pens for the first time in an age, and this reminded me why I didn't stay with them all those years ago. I tend to microprint if left unchecked (the 0.3 Zebra Sarasa is my pen of choice currently), and while I realise a fountain pen won't go that small, I assumed a fine point would still be fairly small. This writes more like a 0.7 or even a 1.0 ballpoint. (The Chibi, by comparison, gave what looked more like a 0.4 to 0.5 line.) I tested it out in a Moleskine notebook, on middleweight copy paper, and in a cleanroom notebook with fairly heavy paper, and on all three ended up with a thicker line than I'd like.

If they made an extra-fine version, I'd probably be all over that. As it is, this pen went to a coworker, who seems quite happy with it. So it's a good choice for a starter ballpoint or a small portable piece you don't have to worry about losing ... provided you're not really in the market for a fine point.
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This pen is very cool...
April 17, 2014
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This pen is very cool and I think that it is a great starter fountain pen. I purchased a single with blue-black ink along with some pilot/namiki ink cartridges. My favorite thing about the pen itself is the size of it; 4 inches cap closed and 5.1 inches when writing with cap on end. I do have large hands but have no problems writing with it (again, as long as the cap is on the opposite end when writing).

I also cannot figure out why people say that this pen is so scratchy as I have not had that problem even with the standard ink that it comes with. I also love the fine nib, which probably writes between an .5 mm to .7 mm gel pen (pending because mine writes extra fine but at times seems bolder than usually).

Other than that I have no qualms about this pen. I would purchase this again as an everyday pen :)
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I misplaced my Pilot...
March 7, 2014
I misplaced my Pilot Petit1 almost a year ago. Well, good new, I found it today! I sat down, posted the cap, put pen to paper and...it wrote beautifully. I would have expected the ink to be dried up, at least on the nib, but it is writing as smooth as ever. I've got more expensive pens that aren't nearly as reliable as this. For less then $4, I'll be ordering a couple more as fun gifts.
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For the price, it’s...
December 3, 2013
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For the price, it’s a pretty decent fountain pen. It writes well with a little bit of threading, but naturally you’re not going to get the same experience as if you were using a $100 pen. Heck, nibs for those pens cost much more than this pen itself.

I have very tiny handwriting, so for this pen I flipped the nib over so that the top of it faces downward; it writes much better for me that way. It’s not that much thinner, but enough for me to notice.
The ink color is great, and is more black/gray with a hint of blue.

The pen feels very sturdy in the hand despite its price point, and is fine for a disposable item. I love the size with the cap on, as I prefer smaller pens.

Obviously it’s no contender against non-disposable (or “regular”) fountain pens, but it holds its own, and it holds it well.
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