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I'm fairly new to fountain...
April 11, 2013
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I'm fairly new to fountain pens but I think beginner impressions could be helpful for others. The pen itself was smaller than I expected and fits in a small pocket very nicely. It feels sturdy and solid. With the cap on the back, it has a nice feel in the hand with pretty good balance for my small to medium size hands.

After taking off the yellow ring and inserting the cartridge, you get to watch the ink flow to the nib. It's a wonderfully fun little perk that just looks cool. The ink flowed smooth and had a nice wet feel writing in my Rhodia dot pad. I spent a little less than an hour writing and didn't notice any skipping. I'm rather impressed by the smoothness of nib on paper for such an inexpensive instrument. I'm so glad I bought 2 since I'd have a hard time leaving this one at the office if I didn't have one at home. Even at that I may have to buy more colors.
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cdchauncey
These are supposed to...
June 23, 2013
These are supposed to be disposable, but don't do it! You can pull off the cartridge and refill it with an eye dropper or syringe, and you can also buy refills. The cartridge holds more ink than the standard tiny cartridges.

The newer model, in white, had nubs on the end to keep the cap posted, but I don't see this one for sale anywhere, too bad.

This is the same nib as on the Pilot Varsity, but that one is medium, and this one is a nice fine, more toward extra fine, which I love. Great purse or pocket pen, because it is light, and if you lose it, you can quickly replace it. It comes in an array of colors, and I wish these were sold as sets, because they make great gifts

The clip can break off pretty easily. Oh well. I am just careful. Enjoy this cutie of a pen!
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greenbluegray
Once again, Pilot rules!...
February 18, 2016
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Once again, Pilot rules! Beautiful, and dependable, and they can fit 2 or 3, at a time, in that little pocket in your blue-jeans. Makes for a great eye-dropper/tank pen too. Like all of the other Pilot products unprecedented value. I highly recommend all of Pilot's products.
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Sweet cutie of a pen!...
September 1, 2013
Sweet cutie of a pen! My son actually was so fascinated by watching the ink flow that he grabbed it and wrote with it! He's 6 - and this pen appeals to adults and kids. The pen has just the right amount of girth to it - despite being a pocket pen. I have MS and mourn not being able to write with slim pocket pens.

I even flew with this one (forgot to take it out of my Nomadic case) and did not encounter any leaking. (went through 8 or 9 take offs)
Very handy for traveling when one cannot break out a giant notebook as this pen will allow the user to gracefully take notes in smaller notebooks. Good fine nib that is a pleasure to write with. Found it to be much smoother than the Preppy. Colors are cute, too, between my son and myself we own quite a few pens from the Petit series.

They also make great stocking stuffers for the writers in your family- this is a stocking stuffer people actually enjoy since one must be quite a hardened individual not to break out into a big grin seeing this cutie. I love getting people hooked on pens and paper, and this inexpensive beauty allows you to do that.

Be careful when letting someone 'borrow' it for a second!
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Love it for the price.....
May 23, 2016
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Love it for the price..
Good fountain pen. This...
April 13, 2016
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Good fountain pen.
This was my first fountain pen. Instructions with pen were unclear, but googling helped. The pen itself writes very smooth and lovely. As a first fountain pen, I'd highly recommend this pen. Cute as a button and performs great, with many colors to choose from. I keep this pen in my personal stash, useful when I have long passages to write.
Unfortunately, fountains pen aren't a good match for me. Paper matters, but I like using whatever scratch paper is nearby. I take a lot of scratch notes during my work day, but can't leave fountain pens uncapped on my desk during day. If I do, the first few words are skips or non-existent until ink flows again. I take notes fast and don't like paying attention to the angle I'm holding my pen.
Best bang for the buck...
April 10, 2016
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Best bang for the buck in fountain pens. Pilot makes some of the best pens at any price. What they lack in visual appeal they far more than make up in writing performance.
Awesome fountain pen,...
April 5, 2016
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Awesome fountain pen, writes very smoothly!!! I cannot say enough about it. It exceeded my expectations and then some!
darrencurry
My favorite little pen....
March 18, 2016
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My favorite little pen. I love it
lilibeanbag
Really enjoying this...
February 5, 2016
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Really enjoying this compact little pen.
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