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 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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
I wish I could give it 10 stars. This is the best gel ink. Way better than
Pilot G2 and Uni Signo. The color is beautiful. I love that Pentel makes refill
colors other than the standard black, blue, and red, and that the refills are so
cheap. If you like gel ink but haven't tried Pentel, I promise you'll love it.
I bought this pen for the body, and a .7mm refill to put in it. I love that it
takes all Pentel Energel refills! So many refill colors are just black, blue,
and red. So good job, Pentel! This pen body is really impressive. The grip is
nice and rubbery. The best part about it, though, is that the cap clicks onto
the end when it's posted. My expensive Waterman pen does that too, but it's a
really nice bonus for a cheap pen.
This pen is so pretty! The outside barrel is round, but it's faceted on the
inside, which gives it the insides a magnified, kaleidoscopic look. It's even
cooler when you take the ink out and peer in and see a mini kaleidoscope world
in there. For a cheap pen, there's a lot of amusement! The ink, though, is
nothing to write home about. It's faster than a ballpoint, but could be
blacker. The rubberized grip is nice, and tapers smoothly to the tip, which
makes it a comfortable pen for people who grip their pens low.
SO, 5 stars for the gorgeous pen body, and 3 for the ink. Totally a good buy
for looks alone.