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I had a chance to handle...
April 4, 2012
I had a chance to handle this pen in person, and I'd like to say that this is a very well built pen. The cap posts smoothly, and it feels substantial. I certainly don't believe that the weight to cost can be applied to any pen, as I have some custom ebonite pens, and they are light, but certainly not cheap, and I also have cheap no name pens, that have a metal barrel that is heavy. This pen, didn't feel too light, especially for its size. It's a bit smaller than what I'm used to, but it fits my large hands just right. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this pen for myself, and neither should you. The line is just exactly what I expect from Pilot, not too wet, not too dry, but wet enough for its fine nibs to glide effortlessly over the paper.
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AMAZING! I am in love...
February 11, 2013
Verified Purchase
AMAZING! I am in love with this pen. I ordered this pen along with Pilot iroshizuki ink in yama-budo. It writes smoothly and consitently. I have smaller hands and this pen fits perfectly. It has a good weight to it, not too much, not too slight. Really, I couldn't have chosen a more perfect fountain pen for me. I love the color of this pen paired with the color of my ink, a lot! I can't tell you how nervous I was about investing so much money in one pen, but I am completely satisfied!
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I bought this pen as...
March 23, 2016
Verified Purchase
I bought this pen as a gift for someone when I was in Japan, and now I'm here to buy one for myself. It works very well, and it is obviously well constructed. I am not sure how common the "cost-to-weight" thing is in the fountain pen world, but it seems silly to say that because this pen weighs less, it can't be worth the cost. If anything, it is an achievement in craftsmanship that this pen is as sturdy as it is without that extra weight of the type of body some might expect from a good fountain pen. I love the light feel and light appearance of this pen. For those of us who prefer that kind of aesthetic, to find a fountain pen that looks and feels like this is a delight, and the fact that it is well crafted is a much appreciated show of respect for those of us that don't want a heavy weight to throw around all the time.
This is a great pen for...
November 17, 2015
Verified Purchase
This is a great pen for my daughter to use everyday in school, the fine nib writes more like an extra fine but it is a fantastic pen.
Got my new Pilot pen...
March 10, 2011
Verified Purchase
Got my new Pilot pen and tried it out. The cap posts well and the nib lays out a nice fine line, but it's too light for my taste. If you like light pens, then you might want to try this one out. But if you don't, you might want to think twice.

I know the pen's acrylic but was still expecting something heavier. If you're like me and compare weight to cost, then the pen is overpriced. Not to say it's poorly made - it writes very well - it just "feels" like it's about $20 overpriced. The cost to weight ratio doesn't really give a fair assessment on the pen's performance. But if you're like me and use that formula, then you'll think that you paid too much for this pen.
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