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This is an excellent...
February 13, 2011
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This is an excellent pen. One caveat to those who like pens that "sound" solid. This operates with loose parts, so you will hear some rattle when you move the pen quickly. Also, one of my dislikes with the components is that there is no .3mm pencil option. I am currently using it with .3mm Hi-Tec-C Slim refills (black and red), and I wish the pencil could also be .3mm.
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I got this because it...
October 10, 2015
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I got this because it was the closest to one i lost that I had gotten in japan years ago. So the familiar feel and mechanics are what i love most about this pen. I just wish it came in the light pink color!
I got the one in Red...
February 12, 2015
I got the one in Red some years ago. When I buy a multi-pen, it must have 3 interchangeable\\\refillable colors (red, blue and green) and optional pencil slot. What lets the Platinum down is that it misses one color slot and I hope they can make the same size pen without widening it in the future or adding weight.

Now, for the best feature about this pen is that is the most durable multipen I had and elegant visually. Its color selections mechanism have not failed after some years of use and it maybe due to it internal mechanism being made out of metal(I have not verified this yet). The metal casing is strong and the color doesn't fade but stays brilliant without being shiny. It does make a click sound as you change color selection. But it is a great short pen for my limited purpose use if I do lots of editing and color selections on paper and\or typing on your computer keyboard without letting go of this this pen from your hands. Now, I only wish they make room for that extra color slot.

This is a very good pencil!...
May 28, 2009
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This is a very good pencil! I have relatively average hands, and the grip is just the right size for me. The gravity mechanism works very well, and is very, very cool. However, it only gets four stars because of its excessive price and tiny eraser (although almost all of the multipens have tiny erasers).
This is a very cool pen,...
August 26, 2008
This is a very cool pen, with a great switching mechanism. For my taste, this pen could've stood to be a bit heavier weight (I'm not always easy on my pens), and somewhat more solidly made, but the body IS solid metal, and the switching mechanism is really the most innovative I've ever come across.

As far as refills go, being an artist I like to have a wide selection of colors available to me. For this pen, you'll be hard-pressed to find many refills that are not what seems to be the standard 0.7mm multipen refill size. The ballpoint refills that fit this pen are, of course, the ones made for it, Hi-Tec-C SLIM refills (and no other Hi-Tec-C refills), any refills made specifically for the Cross Tech 3 multi pen, or any other multi or mini pen refill that measures 2 5/8" long by 1/16" wide/high/across. Monteverde refills that will fit this pen ARE available at colorado pen, and in a GREAT selection of colors (purple, red, pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, blue black, black, AND brown) and two tip widths (medium, which is approximately 0.7mm, and broad, which is probably 0.9mm). If you're looking for fine point refills, Levenger also offers multi pen refills (which they've since renamed "mini pen refills") that will fit this pen and other multi pens. You're stuck with black, red, or blue ink with them, but they do at least offer medium AND fine point refills that will work beautifully with this pen.

If you're looking for a great, all around go-to pen for both drawing and writing, you really can't beat the cool factor of this one with the weighted switch mechanism, and the low price!So whaddaya waiting for?! ; )..
best pen i've ever used!...
January 20, 2008
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best pen i've ever used! a bit pricey, but worth it.
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