Product Reviews Written by foxmo

Product Reviews Written by foxmo

1 - 10 of 14 | 
I love this pen! I'm...
August 8, 2015
Verified Purchase
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
Verified Purchase
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
Verified Purchase
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.
1 person found this helpful
This is the most amazing...
December 29, 2014
Verified Purchase
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
Verified Purchase
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!
4 people found this helpful
I LOVE THIS PEN!! First...
March 12, 2014
Verified Purchase
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.
2 people found this helpful
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!
1 person found this helpful
Out of the envelope from...
January 27, 2014
Verified Purchase
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...
October 17, 2013
Verified Purchase
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.
1 person found this helpful
I bought this pen for...
October 17, 2013
Verified Purchase
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.
2 people found this helpful
1 - 10 of 14 |