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, October 29, 2010
Without exaggeration, my favourite ballpoint pen of any brand, model or
specification. For anything short of running a 7-page imaginative context piece
for my English exam, its balance between writing feedback and smoothness mated
to a crisp, fine line is perhaps unbeatable. Maybe I'm just having an
economy-pen streak lately but I've even been using this in preference to my
'high grade' models of various pens. For $2.25 it looks very sleek and
As with all Jetstreams, the ink is much more vibrant than a typical ballpoint,
particularly in blue. I find the black feels inferior to gel inks from Hi-Tec-Cs
and Signos, but the blue has a nice color to it and a shade that makes it seem
nothing like a second-rate compromise.
The retractable feature makes it nice and portable; the grip is neither too hard
nor too soft. Most importantly of all, unlike with some of my fine-pointed
Japanese gel pens, it has absolutely no trouble writing on rougher paper,
whereas I feel my Hi-Tec-Cs and the like suffer unless I'm writing on high-grade
notebooks. Signo DX, Signo RT, G2, thus far no pen has given me this level of
performance (although I still prefer gel pens if I have quality writing material
for the deeper colors).
If you know a better all-round pen for this kind of price, I'd really like to
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I can't use any other...
, February 12, 2012
I can't use any other ballpoint pen or gel pen. The smoothness is incomparable.
I had to give this one to my mother though because she liked it so much, too!
Luckily, I have backups.
| I bought a handful of...
, May 7, 2013
I bought a handful of weights of blue Jetstreams, Acroballs, Vicunas, and
Surais, and the 0.5 Jetstream was my favorite. I'm heavy-handed so I found some
of the other pens scratchy, but this one was just right. The ink doesn't smudge
at all, which is great for lefties. My only complaint is that the cartridge is a
little loose, so there's a slight tactile sensation when the point is placed
down/up. I remedied that by wrapping a few layers of tape around the back end of
the cartridge to thicken it up and keep it from wiggling around in the barrel.
| I bought 2 of these....
, May 4, 2013
I bought 2 of these. The one that works writes really nicely, fine thin line,
yet smooth. The other one keeps having the ink flowing out unevenly despite
being brand new. So for the one that works: 5 star, for the one that does not: 1
star. I also found that this problem of uneven ink flow happen pretty often with
ultra fine ballpoint pen, so still looking for a good stable ballpoint pen
because I really like the fine line that it produces.
| This is my favorite ballpoint....
, July 1, 2011
This is my favorite ballpoint. It makes clean, fine lines and it is always super