yes - the LINE is .3mm,...
yes - the LINE is .3mm, not the tip. In Japanese pens, the measurement
corresponds to the tip size, not the line size, which is always much smaller.
So, an Energel .5mm tip is going to make a smaller line than that, like a .2
Stabilo, a German company, marks the pens with the LINE width, which in the case
of their "fine" pens, is .7mm. Not "fine" by the rest of the world's standard.
Thats just how they do it.
I hope Stabilo develops an "ultra fine" tip, where the marking would be .1 or .2
for the LINE width. Judging from the smoothness and boldness and overall
quality, those would be an ultra-fine winner.
But for a .7, really "medium" tip pen, these ar bold and smooth and
beautiful-performing writing instruments.