Cute washi, but the scalloped edges are so wrinkled/crushed, they don't stick.
The roll came in a box, not just a plastic wrapper, so I'm surprised at the
condition and would have to blame the manufacturer. I would be cautious about
buying any other washi with "nami nami" wavy edges.
This pen didn't work out at all. The ink comes out blobby and with an
inconsistent line--sometimes very thick, sometimes super-thin, only occasionally
as I'd expect a 0.38 tip to behave. I wouldn't try this one again :(
Not sure whether it's this model pen, or the individual pen I received, but this
performs extremely poorly. It's difficult to get it started writing, then either
there's barely any ink flow and a lot of skipping, or the ink comes out blotchy
with thick flow. Not a good micro point pen. A major disappointment.
A very smooth writer with a very fine line. And beautiful to look at. (Note that
I write with a very light hand, so the tiny point is plenty sturdy enough for
me.) The hotel-style crest is maybe a little silly, but it plus the faceted cap
(which posts aesthetically) plus the overall style just makes it nicer than the
average pen to have lying around on the desk or whip out for note-taking in
Contrary to the other reviews, I'm having a terrible experience with this pen.
I've cleaned it, changed inks, and it still writes "dry" to the point of not
writing at all unless I scribble a bit with it to get it started--not only every
time I uncap it, but sometimes every time I pause a bit to move down to the next
line. I purchased it as a gift, and I'm glad I decided to load the cartridge and
check it out before giving it.
I'll give it one more try with the wettest inks I have before I declare it
completely defective, but after fussing with it for two days, I'm not sure it's
worth spending a lot more time on this pen.
Pros: Nice fine line, lovely bluish dove grey ink. "Extra Fine" really is EF. I
imagine it works great for writing characters with many detailed strokes.
Cons: These pens (well, refills, but I use them just as pens) tend to get blobs
of ink on the tip while capped, no matter how they're stored. On some papers,
they take an extremely long time to dry completely. I seem to be using up the
ink very quickly, sketching rather than writing.
YMMV: The pen holders look weird with the refill sticking out the back. I'm not
sure whether the blobbing problem has to do with something like the
heat/pressure from using the refills without a holder. If I were more motivated
to test them, I'd experiment, but I don't care for the holders and I like a
narrow pen, and this is working well enough.
Overall: I love this soft grey for sketching and for fine, small writing, and it
hasn't blobbed yet. It's functional enough to get a middle-of-the-road, 3-star