The shade of purple on...
January 8, 2009
The shade of purple on this pen is a very nice one. It is a true purple with not
a hint of pink. The same can be said for the ink. Most importantly, the pen lays
down a nice and consistent line.
I donâ€™t know if Pilot used the Latin word â€œRexâ€ to indicate
that this pen has the king of grips or not, but it is a very comfortable writing
pen. In fact, it felt more comfortable to me then the similar-ish, Uni
Jetstream. The Jetstream is my favorite line of all the pens Iâ€™ve bought
at JetPens. However, I do find the diameter of the gripping section on it to be
ever so slightly too thick or fat. If the Jetstream had the same gripping
section diameter as the Rexgrip, it would be even better then it is now.
It is also worth mentioning that the gripping section of the Rexgrip (and the
Jetstream for that matter) is not contoured as, for example, are the gripping
sections of the Dong-A Any Ball and the Uni Laknock/Lakubo lines. These pens are
comfortable but I prefer the un-contoured grips of the Rexgrip and Jetstream.
The cone at the bottom screws off but I donâ€™t know if refills are
available or not. JetPens doesnâ€™t currently sell them if they are made.
For $1.15, the Pilot Rexgrip is definitely worth five stars. I should add that I
also tried a 1.6 mm Rexgrip and didn't like it. Stick with the 0.7s. Highly