I found this pen in a...
, November 7, 2013
I found this pen in a stationary shop in Okinawa, of all places, in late
October. I wasn't planning on buying a pen on this trip, but after picking up
some Japanese paper and notebooks, I decided to get it. It was quite reasonable.
The woman at the shop apologized for it being a medium, but I happen to like
Japanese mediums (like an American fine). She even gave me a pack of cartridges
for free. I found it to be a surprisingly smooth writing nib, with a little bit
of springiness that made it feel even smoother. It's light and it's made almost
entirely of plastic, but that is no sin. The nib looks like it's gold plated,
and the pen looks great. Very classy looking and writes very well. What more can
you ask for? :-)
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
, December 21, 2007
-Grip that doesn't slip easily(Resin coating, not plastic)
-Can write thicker or thinner lines with change in pressure(to some degree)
-Not a bad starter pen
-Uses pilot fountain pen refills
-Sometimes the ink skips (when scribbling quickly,etc.)
-Maybe a bit too lightweight...
-Unlike most upper end Pilot fountain pens, the nib isn't gold(it's a special
I'd suggest in as a gift for a pen lover/collector. If you like how it looks and
don't care about the lack of weight, then buy it. It works dependably (as far as
I have used it).