An outstanding pen. The grip, while not soft or gimmicky, doesn't slip. The red
(reviewed here) is bright and easy to see against black or blue text; the ink is
bright without being watery. The choice of 0.38mm nib size is outstanding for
those who tend to prefer fine text. Notice how wide the ink store is inside the
refill: coupled with the fine point, the ink in these pens lasts a long time.
Some reviewers complain of scratchiness; I tend to press hard when I write but I
find the tip of the UM-138 delivers firm, deliberate strokes without being too
scratchy. The ink never skips. I will continue to purchase these as my standard,
household gel ink pen.
THESE ARE GREAT PENS FOR EVERYDAY USE! The best for folks with small
handwriting. The nib is pretty durable and rarely produces globs of ink on the
end. I work in a medical practice that recently converted to EMR. I don't write
much anymore at work but use the red pen to highlight what I need scanned into
our EMR system.
Pens are perfect. I've used them in the past and just ran out of my supply.
Have needed them for quite some time. Should have ordered them quite awile ago.
Everything arrived in good condition and are working fine.