Average Customer Review
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
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
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!!!!
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a wonderful pen,...
, December 13, 2013
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!
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
In the world of overpriced...
, February 4, 2013
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!
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
This pen was my first...
, January 16, 2013
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
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!
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
I adore these little...
, January 8, 2014
I adore these little pens, they write beautifully- the ink spreads and dries
wonderfully. Just an all around great pen to have tucked away. And at this
price point they have been a very affordable incentive for my students. They
are more then willing to put in extra effort to earn one of these pens, and I
get a kick out of getting to expose them to something a bit different.
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
For the price, it’s...
, December 3, 2013
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
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.
I bought this pen for...
, November 28, 2013
I bought this pen for laughs, just wanted to see what you get for the price.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that this little thing is a quite capable
and useful fountain pen. I have left it untouched for two weeks and when I used
again, wrote on first try, not even a hint of drying out (wish I could say that
about my Parker).
Value for money: 5 stars
Fun value: 5 stars
Usability: 5 stars
Portability: 5 stars
Same goes for the Petit Sign Pen.
I'm going to have a hard...
, October 30, 2013
I'm going to have a hard time keeping these from "walking away". This is the
first fountain pen I've had in years and I'm in love again. Simple, consistent
and well-made its a great pen to tuck away everywhere. Now to remember not to
loan them to my students...
Just a quick update to...
, June 21, 2013
Just a quick update to my review from 5/30 - the more I use this pen, the more I
like it. I write left handed, and that combined with a fine nib, can contribute
to some broken lines and skipping. Not with this economical, well-made pen.
Bravo, Pilot - I'm buying more of these, both to keep and to share with other
Writes great its hard...
, June 7, 2013
Writes great its hard to believe that it was only $3.80 I will be ordering more
of these. The blue black is great. I perfer it over the preppy blue black.
Great I have one of these...
, May 31, 2013
Great I have one of these and two preppys. I love this the most the ink flow is
great. I thought it would be too small but with the cap its fine, and I can take
it on the go.
This is an excellent...
, May 30, 2013
This is an excellent value for a compact fountain pen. The nib on this pen
somehow avoids the scratchiness I encounter with other similar writing
instruments. Get the additional package of cartridges - you'll want to use this
Very good pen! This pen...
, February 28, 2013
Very good pen! This pen seems sturdy and good enough to use every day. The only
issue is that it tends to use the ink a lot more than I thought a fine nib would
use. Perhaps if pilot makes this pen in extra fine nib then I can save some