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Pentel Tradio EnerGel Combo Gel Ink Pen - Soft Rubber Body - 0.7 mm - Yellow Body - Black Ink - PENTEL TRL91G-A
  Really like the eye-catching..., December 15, 2013
Really like the eye-catching pen body, but I kept putting this pen aside because the ink flow left a lot to be desired, some blobs and skipped lines, which surprised me for a nearly $10 gel ballpoint! But I tried the lighter-trick mentioned in another review and it started writing beautifully and consistently, even as I doodled long and fast lines to test the pen. Let it sit overnight capped, and the next day it still wrote better than when it was new. If future refills do the skipping and blobbing I will try the lighter-to-tip trick again, for this and other pens! I might even splurge on another body color now that I know how to get it to work well.
Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Ebonite - Methuselah's Pine Cone - NOODLERS 14062
  I am posting this review..., July 31, 2013
I am posting this review to contest the poor one given previously. I don't own this pen - but I own other Noodler Flex-Type pens. They're called 'flex' for the express reason that the nib is not a 'fixed' size like a Lamy 'F' or a '1.5mm' nib. Flex nibs are intentionally made to provide thin and thick lines of varying 'wetness' and shading depending on the user's application of pressure, writing/ drawing motion, and type of ink. While most users of contemporary FPs expect them to work once ink is applied, the writer of the 'poor' review made no mention of any troubleshooting, adjustments, ink type, cleaning, paper, or advice they sought out to make sure it wasn't user error causing the problems.
Zebra Penpod Mini Keychain Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Green Body - Blue Ink - ZEBRA BA17-LG
  Had this pen for at least..., February 10, 2012
Had this pen for at least a year now. I'm not brutal with my keys as such, but the Penpod has held up without breaking off or cracking! Usually carry a pen in my bag, but when I forget, this little guy has spared me from having to use *gasp* public pens that every unwashed hand has already touched! ;) Just used it yesterday at the doctor's office and kinda wish I had more than one set of keys so I had a ready excuse to get it in other colors. Definitely too small for extended writing. Remember to pop the pen securely back in the spring-loaded cap.
Kuretake Zig Brush Style Highlighter Pen - Pink - KURETAKE BH-55-112
  Works great, not too..., February 9, 2012
Works great, not too wet so should avoid bleed through on most paper, and can easily layer the color as needed. I do not believe it is refillable. The brush end is wonderful for how I use this pen because I use it to draw and 'paint' embellishments on otherwise plain greeting cards. I'm unable to describe how the different highlighter colors work when applied on top of each other because I don't want to risk staining the brush tips with a foreign color.
Kuretake Zig Brush Style Highlighter Pen - Orange - KURETAKE BH-55-111
  Works great, not too..., February 9, 2012
Works great, not too wet so should avoid bleed through on most paper, and can easily layer the color as needed. I do not believe it is refillable. The brush end is wonderful for how I use this pen because I use it to draw and 'paint' embellishments on otherwise plain greeting cards. I'm unable to describe how the different highlighter colors work when applied on top of each other because I don't want to risk staining the brush tips with a foreign color.
Kuretake Zig Brush Style Highlighter Pen - Green - KURETAKE BH-55-113
  Works great, not too..., February 9, 2012
Works great, not too wet so should avoid bleed through on most paper, and can easily layer the color as needed. I do not believe it is refillable. The brush end is wonderful for how I use this pen because I use it to draw and 'paint' embellishments on otherwise plain greeting cards. I'm unable to describe how the different highlighter colors work when applied on top of each other because I don't want to risk staining the brush tips with a foreign color.
Kuretake Zig Brush Style Highlighter Pen - Yellow - KURETAKE BH-55-110
  Works great, not too..., February 9, 2012
Works great, not too wet so should avoid bleed through on most paper, and can easily layer the yellow color as needed. I do not believe it is refillable. The brush end is wonderful for how I use this pen because I use it to draw and 'paint' embellishments on otherwise plain greeting cards. I'm unable to describe how the different highlighter colors work when applied on top of each other because I don't want to risk staining the brush tips with a foreign color.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Red Body - LAMY L16M
  Not the fire-engine red..., February 9, 2012
Not the fire-engine red I was looking for hence the -2 stars (I really was hoping for a fire-engine or lipstick red.). I own several Lamy Safaris -- combination of good price and works great right out the box. Usually I find Lamy to be a wet writer especially in the M nib compared to Japanese FPs in M. The red body color of this pen is darker than I wanted, perhaps with a hint of orange (?) in this northerly (Chicago) winter morning light. Other than the body color not being what I hoped for, I love the function of all my other Lamy Safaris (charcoal, white, pink, etc :). You can really have fun trying other inks so make sure to get at least one converter.
Sailor Clear Candy Fountain Pen - Medium Fine Nib - Clear Black Body - SAILOR 11-0103-313
  Opposite experience to..., January 29, 2012
Opposite experience to the other review. I prefer a wetter line which this nib did not lay down for me, using two different inks one being Waterman South Sea Blue which is rather wet in my medium Lamy Safari. The nib though steel is flexible enought to adjust on your own, but I think I messed mine up (ugh - totally my bad). I'm not impressed, but if I have the funds to spare I would try it again because of the low price. I might have just got a dud.
Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen - White Body - PILOT SP-20F-W
  cute pen! recently went..., January 11, 2012
cute pen! recently went back to an older one (blue black body) and immediately noticed it writes more smoothly than my more expensive Platinum Plaisir Medium FP.
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