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First off, I love this...
November 16, 2015
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First off, I love this pen. I would buy it again. Twice. Second off, I was vacillating between the F and EF nib, and went with the F, even though I have small writing and use small notebooks. I went with the Fine because some inks look their best with a broader line.
I filled the pen with J. Herbin special edition emerald, and it was a disaster. It's too wet, clogged up the feed, and made my writing look clumpy. So I began to question the F nib. But then I started over with Pilot Iroshizuku shin-ryoku, and it's a pen and ink match made in heaven. I can write my usual small way, and the letters don't look clumpy. Success!
Third off, the pen is gorgeous. I love how fresh the white looks. The grip is very comfortable. There are little points at the bottom of the grip that took a day to get used to. The pen is top heavy when posted, but I don't mind it. It's also long enough to write with unposted.
This is my first TWSBI. I am not new to fountain pens. It's the nicest pen I've ever bought.
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Great pen body. Horrible...
October 23, 2015
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Great pen body. Horrible ink.
If you love orange pens, get this one for the pen body, which is excellent. My favorite grip of any pen. Then (gasp!) throw the orange ink away and fill it with another refill. Sadly, you will not lose much by throwing this ink away. It is neither a pleasant shade nor a smooth writer. But, its saving grace is that Signo gel refills fit in the pen too.
5 star pen body, 0 star ink.
I love this pen! I'm...
August 8, 2015
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I love this pen! I'm a big fan of Uni's conical tip gel pens, the .38mm ones in particular. This color is different from baby blue and sky blue. It's close to the color of the pen grip. Light but not bright. The pen body has the perfect diameter grip and is very comfortable. It's smooth and not grippy or textured, though. The section above the grip is faceted for a little bit of visual interest. As for ink flow, I find it as smooth as can be on paper from cheap copy paper to Tomoe River paper, where it really shines. And for some reason it's cheaper than all the other Signos.
This is a really pleasant...
January 23, 2015
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This is a really pleasant blue with some great turquoise undertones, and even a bit of a red sheen. Look at the writing sample in the Jetpens photo to see all the blue shades it has. Nice and bright but not flashy.
I don't understand why...
January 23, 2015
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I don't understand why this pen doesn't get as much love as the Lamy Safari, a pen I had and traded away. The nib is the same (excellent) but the grip of the Nexx is so much more comfortable than the Safari. Everyone has a different idea of comfort, of course, but my small hands prefer a wide grip. The Safari grip felt unnaturally small and pinched to me.

The F nib seems to bring out the best in all ink, too. You'll seen the sheen in Sailor Yama-Dori, and the shading in Diamine Asa blue. I love this pen.
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This is the most amazing...
December 29, 2014
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This is the most amazing ink. It feels slick, like rubbing oil on a hard surface. I've used it in several pens: Lamy Nexx, Pilot Metropolitan, Waterman Expert II, and an old old piston filler (all F or M nibs). It's the best flowing ink I've ever used.
The real joy of it is the color, though. A dark blue green teal. But beyond that, there's a red/purple sheen that shines through. I can see professors at Hogwarts using this ink. There's something really old fashioned yet slick about it.
This is my third Pilot...
May 6, 2014
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This is my third Pilot Kakuno, and something tells me it won't be my last. These pens are excellent. I have two fine nibs (one red cap, one orange cap) and this medium nib one. All have smooth nibs, and I find myself really liking the way ink flows from this one. I bought a Con20 converter and filled it with Diamine Apple Glory ink, and it's a match made in heaven. I was wondering what the real shade of the cap would be, and it's brighter than the pictures and looks cheery and fresh.
I don't have any cons. If you like the look of this pen, don't hesitate to buy one. I like it better than Lamy Safari. I like the grip better than Pilot Metropolitan (despite having small hands, there's not enough room for my fingers on the Metropolitan, and they bump into the sharp ridge where the cap snaps on) . The Kakuno is nice and light and easy to hold. I like mine so much, they all have names!
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I LOVE THIS PEN!! First...
March 12, 2014
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I LOVE THIS PEN!! First off, I should note that I'm an adult, not a child. I love fountain pens. I have a Waterman Expert F, a Lamy Safari EF, A Kaweco Sport F, and a Pilot Metropolitan M. The Kakuno F nib is the best of the bunch. The wide grip of the Kakuno is far superior to the narrow, pinched grip of the Safari. The Safari has a great nib, but it never feels right in my hand. The Kakuno does. It caps and uncaps with a nice snap, and the nib is always smiling at you, which is a happy feature. There's good feedback from the nib, better than the medium nib Metropolitan, which feels smooth but somewhat mushy. The Kakuno nib makes a nice sound and lays down a sharp line. I'm using the included cartridge for now and it's a true black. The pen started writing right away. The Kakuno is seriously a joy to write with. I want another! It's probably great for kids, but adults, get yourself a cheap and cheerful pen that makes writing fun.
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This is a really nice...
January 27, 2014
This is a really nice blue. I normally hate the standard blue offerings of most pen companies, but this is a completely saturated, ultra blue. It almost looks purple at first. It's a really cool pen that I enjoy using. (The one I have is part of the Staedtler Black Box set. ) but I would recommend it as a purchase on its own to get free shipping!
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Out of the envelope from...
January 27, 2014
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Out of the envelope from Jetpens, this pen didn't work. It was the pen I was most excited about, as I love green ink and the black Pilot Multiball I already have. But it took awhile for this pen to start writing, and once it did, every time I paused to think, it wouldn't start up again. I found myself gripping it too tightly, trying to will it to work consistently. I write a lot, and using this pen was stressful. Aside form the ink flow issues, the tip is scratchy in a way my other Multiballs aren't. Perhaps I got a dud. In any case (haha) this pen is banished from my pen case and will not be part of the rotation. It's cheap, but still a waste of money.
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