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All in all, I like this pen, though I'm not sure if it should cost as much as it does. I like the grip for the most part, and it IS neat to squish it in your fingers and reshape it, but it's a very subtle grip, and it's easy to still feel the barrel through it. The ink is super smooth, but a little light and it's gotten spottier and spottier the more that I've written with it -- that might just be something to happen to me, because I don't see any reviews on any of the pens in this line that mention ink spots. I'm going to continue to write with it however, because despite the drawbacks, I do like the look and feel of this pen.
The name "Pentel" is derived from the combination of "pen" and "tell" and was originally the name of a product line. In 1971 however, Pentel Co., Ltd. of Japan adopted it as its company name after the product line of sign pens became wildly successful.
Originally founded in 1897, this writing instrument manufacturer is primarily known for its intelligently designed Pentel "Sharp" (i.e. Japanese way of calling a mechanical pencil). Other fan favorites include the metallic body Graphgear line, the variegated Graph series, and the all American beauty Kerry series.
Recently, Pentel entered the gel ink pen and brush pen categories. Both its Slicci gel ink pen and Pocket brush pen have been well received by its customers.